miterLimit property

Gets or sets the maximum allowed ratio between half of the ICanvasRenderingContext2D::lineWidth value and the miter length. If the miter limit is too small then the two lines won't meet using the ICanvasRenderingContext2D::lineJoin you specify.

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object.put_miterLimit(number miterlimit);object.get_miterLimit(number* miterlimit);

Property values

Type: number


Default. If not explicitly set, this value defaults to 10.

A positive number

Zero, negative numbers, infinite numbers, and not a number (NaN) values are ignored.

Standards information


The miter length is the distance from the point where two lines meet to the point where two lines that are drawn along the outer edges of the two lines would intersect. If the ratio of these values exceeds the ICanvasRenderingContext2D::miterLimit value, a ICanvasRenderingContext2D::lineJoin miter style is not drawn.

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