The CanvasRenderingContext2D.canvas property, part of the Canvas API, is a read-only reference to the HTMLCanvasElement object that is associated with a given context. It might be null if there is no associated <canvas> element.




Given this <canvas> element:

<canvas id="canvas"></canvas>

... you can get a reference to the canvas element within the CanvasRenderingContext2D by using the canvas property:

var canvas = document.getElementById('canvas');
var ctx = canvas.getContext('2d');
ctx.canvas // HTMLCanvasElement


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'CanvasRenderingContext2D.canvas' in that specification.
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Browser compatibility

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canvasChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 12Firefox Full support 1.5IE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes


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