# Path2D

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The `Path2D` interface of the Canvas 2D API is used to declare a path that can then be used on a `CanvasRenderingContext2D` object. The path methods of the `CanvasRenderingContext2D` interface are also present on this interface, which gives you the convenience of being able to retain and replay your path whenever desired.

## Constructors

`Path2D()`
`Path2D` constructor. Creates a new `Path2D` object.

## Methods

`Path2D.addPath()`
Adds a path to the current path.
`Path2D.closePath()`
Causes the point of the pen to move back to the start of the current sub-path. It tries to draw a straight line from the current point to the start. If the shape has already been closed or has only one point, this function does nothing.
`Path2D.moveTo()`
Moves the starting point of a new sub-path to the (`x, y`) coordinates.
`Path2D.lineTo()`
Connects the last point in the subpath to the (`x, y`) coordinates with a straight line.
`Path2D.bezierCurveTo()`
Adds a cubic Bézier curve to the path. It requires three points. The first two points are control points and the third one is the end point. The starting point is the last point in the current path, which can be changed using `moveTo()` before creating the Bézier curve.
`Path2D.quadraticCurveTo()`
`Path2D.arc()`
Adds an arc to the path which is centered at (`x, y`) position with radius `r` starting at `startAngle` and ending at `endAngle` going in the given direction by `anticlockwise` (defaulting to clockwise).
`Path2D.arcTo()`
Adds a circular arc to the path with the given control points and radius, connected to the previous point by a straight line.
`Path2D.ellipse()`
Adds an elliptical arc to the path which is centered at (`x, y`) position with the radii `radiusX` and `radiusY` starting at `startAngle` and ending at `endAngle` going in the given direction by `anticlockwise` (defaulting to clockwise).
`Path2D.rect()`
Creates a path for a rectangle at position (`x, y`) with a size that is determined by `width` and `height`.

## Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'Path2D' in that specification.
Living Standard

## Browser compatibility

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Desktop Mobile Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari Android webview Chrome for Android Edge Mobile Firefox for Android Opera for Android Chrome Full support Yes Edge Full support Yes Firefox Full support 31 IE ? Opera Full support Yes Safari Full support 10 WebView Android Full support Yes Chrome Android Full support Yes Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 31 Opera Android Full support Yes Safari iOS No support No Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes Chrome Full support Yes Edge Full support YesNotes Full support YesNotes Notes The constructor for `Path2D` objects in Edge does not support being invoked with a string consisting of SVG path data. See issue 8438884 for details. Firefox Full support 31 IE ? Opera Full support Yes Safari Full support 10 WebView Android No support No Chrome Android Full support 42 Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 31 Opera Android Full support Yes Safari iOS No support No Samsung Internet Android Full support 4.0 Chrome Full support Yes Edge ? Firefox Full support 34 IE No support No Opera Full support Yes Safari Full support Yes WebView Android Full support Yes Chrome Android Full support Yes Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 34 Opera Android Full support Yes Safari iOS Full support Yes Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes

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Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.