fillText method

[This documentation is preliminary and is subject to change.]

Renders filled text to the canvas by using the current fill style and font.

HTML Canvas 2D Context, Section 11Internet Explorer 9


HRESULT retVal = object.fillText(text, x, y, maxWidth);

Standards information


  • text [in]
    Type: BSTR

    The text characters to paint on the canvas.

  • x [in]
    Type: float

    The horizontal coordinate to start painting the text at, relative to the canvas.

  • y [in]
    Type: float

    The vertical coordinate to start painting the text, relative to the canvas.

  • maxWidth [in, optional]
    Type: VARIANT

    The maximum possible text width. If the value is less than the width property, the text is scaled to fit.

Return value


This method can return one of these values.

Return code Description

The operation completed successfully.


The current font is not of the same origin or domain as the document that owns the canvas element.




Build date: 1/23/2012