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An arc in jCanvas is, essentially, part of the rim of a circle (similar to the smile on a smiley-face).

Basic Usage

You can draw an arc using the drawArc() method. The size of an arc is determined by its start, end, and radius properties.

jCanvas considers zero degrees to lie due north of the arc (like the 12 on an analog clock).

// Draw a 90° arc
$('canvas').drawArc({
  strokeStyle: '#000',
  strokeWidth: 5,
  x: 100, y: 100,
  radius: 50,
  // start and end angles in degrees
  start: 0, end: 90
});

If you omit the start and end properties, the arc defaults to a full circle.

// Draw a full circle
$('canvas').drawArc({
  strokeStyle: '#000',
  strokeWidth: 5,
  x: 100, y: 100,
  radius: 50
});

Radian values

The start and end values are measured in degrees by default. If you'd prefer to use radians, include the inDegrees property with a value of false.

// Draw a black semicircle
$('canvas').drawArc({
  fillStyle: 'black',
  x: 100, y: 100,
  radius: 50,
  start: 0, end: Math.PI,
  ccw: true,
  inDegrees: false
});

Closed Arc

Using the closed property, you can also close an arc, which connects the start and end points.

// Draw a closed red arc
$('canvas').drawArc({
  strokeStyle: '#c33',
  strokeWidth: 5,
  x: 100, y: 100,
  radius: 50,
  start: 45, end: 225,
  closed: true
});