WebGLRenderingContext.createBuffer()

The WebGLRenderingContext.createBuffer() method of the WebGL API creates and initializes a WebGLBuffer storing data such as vertices or colors.

Syntax

WebGLBuffer gl.createBuffer();

Parameters

None.

Return value

A WebGLBuffer storing data such as vertices or colors.

Examples

Creating a buffer

var canvas = document.getElementById("canvas");
var gl = canvas.getContext("webgl");
var buffer = gl.createBuffer();

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WebGL 1.0
The definition of 'createBuffer' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.
OpenGL ES 2.0
The definition of 'glGenBuffers' in that specification.
Standard Man page of the (similar) OpenGL API.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 9 12 4.0 (2.0) 11 12 5.1
Feature Android Chrome for Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? 25 (Yes) 4.0 (2.0) 1.0 ? 12 8.0

See also

License

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Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License v2.5 or later.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-us/docs/web/api/webglrenderingcontext/createbuffer