CanvasRenderingContext2D.measureText()

The CanvasRenderingContext2D.measureText() method returns a TextMetrics object that contains information about the measured text (such as its width, for example).

Syntax

ctx.measureText(text);

Parameters

text
The text String to measure.

Return value

A TextMetrics object.

Example

Given this <canvas> element:

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

... you can get a TextMetrics object using the following code:

const canvas = document.getElementById('canvas');
const ctx = canvas.getContext('2d');

let text = ctx.measureText('Hello world');
console.log(text.width);  // 56;

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'CanvasRenderingContext2D.measureText' in that specification.
Living Standard

Browser compatibility

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See also