WebGLRenderingContext.getExtension()

The WebGLRenderingContext.getExtension() method enables a WebGL extension.

Syntax

gl.getExtension(name);

Parameters

name
A String for the name of the WebGL extension to enable.

Return value

A WebGL extension object, or null if name does not match (case-insensitive) to one of the strings in WebGLRenderingContext.getSupportedExtensions.

Examples

Once a WebGL extension is enabled, you are able to use the methods, properties or constants that this extension object provides.

var canvas = document.getElementById('canvas');
gl = canvas.getContext('webgl');

gl.getExtension('WEBGL_lose_context').loseContext();

WebGL extensions

Extensions for the WebGL API are registered in the WebGL Extension Registry. The current extensions are:

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WebGL 1.0
The definition of 'WebGLRenderingContext.getExtension' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
getExtensionChrome Full support 9Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 4IE Full support 11Opera Full support 12Safari Full support 5.1WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support 25Firefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support 12Safari iOS Full support 8Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes

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See also