Corey Ogburn Corey Ogburn - 6 months ago 28
CSS Question

Responsive Canvas in Bootstrap column?

I'm new to bootstrap and working on a project to help figure it out. I also don't know much LESS yet.

I have 2 columns: col-xs-3 and col-xs-9. In the 9 column, I have a canvas that I would like to retain a particular aspect ratio. I don't actually care what the aspect ratio is, as long as it's the same everywhere. Specifically, as wide as the column and a proper height for the given width.

I've tried using percentages for width and height, but even if that did work, it'd be less than ideal in a dynamic height column.

Answer

This example works fine for me. I think you need to do two things: remember to set the width and height properties on the canvas, and then you can set the canvas width to 100% and it's height to auto. It should cause the canvas to always be the full width of its container and force it's height to remain in proportion.

CSS:

canvas {
  background-color: blue; 
  width: 100%;
  height: auto;
}

HTML:

<div class="container">
      <div class="row">
        <div class="col-md-4">
            <canvas id="canvas" width="300" height="300">
              Sorry, your browser doesn't support the &lt;canvas&gt; element.
            </canvas>
        </div> <!-- /col-md-4 -->
        <div class="col-md-4">
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        </div> <!-- /col-md-4 -->
        <div class="col-md-4">
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        </div> <!-- /col-md-4 -->
      </div> <!-- /row -->
    </div>

JS:

$( document ).ready(function() {

    var c=document.getElementById("canvas");
    var ctx=c.getContext("2d");
    ctx.beginPath();
    ctx.arc(95,50,40,0,2*Math.PI);
    ctx.stroke();

});

A fiddle demo

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