The quadraticCurveTo function

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The quadraticCurveTo function can be used to add curves to your canvas. It uses the existing pen position as the start point and then the first two coordinates as the mid-point and the last two coordinates that you give it as the endpoint. The curve that is drawn will not necessarily pass through the mid-point.

Arguments to the function

P0 is not specified on the quadraticCurveTo function - this is done by a moveTo call before the quadraticCurveTo call. As shown below.

An example

    window.onload = function ()
        var canvas  = document.getElementById("cvs");
        var context = canvas.getContext('2d');

        // This is where the curve begins (P0)
        context.moveTo(100, 100);
        context.quadraticCurveTo(150, 50, 200, 100);