Resize Canvas Update



A while back I made an article about resizing a canvas automatically. Well I made a mistake, the canvas element does not have a resize event; something I completely missed. Here is an update on how to solve the problem.

After searching the internet, I did not find a good solution. The best solution I found was a stackoverflow question, but they also made some mistakes.

So here is my revised solution, that actually works with the canvas:

function onResize(element, callback) {
  var height = element.clientHeight;
  var width  = element.clientWidth;

  return setInterval(function() {
      if (element.clientHeight != height || element.clientWidth != width) {
        height = element.clientHeight;
        width  = element.clientWidth;
  }, 500);

So what is the difference?

So in the case of resizing a canvas driven by three.js use the following code:

onResize(canvas, function () {
  canvas.width  = canvas.clientWidth;
  canvas.height = canvas.clientHeight;
  renderer.setViewport(0, 0, canvas.clientWidth, canvas.clientHeight);
  camera.aspect = canvas.clientWidth / canvas.clientHeight;