capture div into image using html2canvas

38

I'm trying to capture a div into an image using html2canvas

I have read some similar question here like

How to upload a screenshot using html2canvas?

create screenshot of web page using html2canvas (unable to initialize properly)


I have tried the code

canvasRecord = $('#div').html2canvas(); 
dataURL = canvasRecord.toDataURL("image/png");

and the canvasRecord will be undefined after .html2canvas() called


and also this

$('#div').html2canvas({
      onrendered: function (canvas) {
           var img = canvas.toDataURL()
           window.open(img);
      } 
});

browser gives some (48 to be exact) similar errors like:

GET http://html2canvas.appspot.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmts1.googleapis.com%2Fvt%…%26z%3D12%26s%3DGalileo%26style%3Dapi%257Csmartmaps&callback=html2canvas_1 404 (Not Found) 

BTW, I'm using v0.34 and I have added the reference file html2canvas.min.js and jquery.plugin.html2canvas.js

How can I convert the div into canvas in order to capture the image.

EDIT on 26/Mar/2013

I found Joel's example works.

But unfortunately when Google map embedded in my app, there will be errors.

<html>
<head>
<style type="text/css">
div#testdiv
{
    height:200px;
    width:200px;
    background:#222;
}
div#map_canvas
{
    height: 500px;
    width: 800px;
    position: absolute !important;
    left: 500px;
    top: 0;
}
</style>
 <script type="text/javascript" src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?v=3&sensor=false"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="html2canvas.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="jquery-1.7.2.min.js"></script>
<script language="javascript">
$(window).load(function(){
     var mapOptions = {
        backgroundColor: '#fff',
        center: new google.maps.LatLng(1.355, 103.815),
        overviewMapControl: true,
        overviewMapControlOptions: { opened: false },
        mapTypeControl: true,
        mapTypeControlOptions: { position: google.maps.ControlPosition.TOP_LEFT, style: google.maps.MapTypeControlStyle.DROPDOWN_MENU },
        panControlOptions: { position: google.maps.ControlPosition.RIGHT_CENTER },
        zoomControlOptions: { position: google.maps.ControlPosition.RIGHT_CENTER },
        streetViewControlOptions: { position: google.maps.ControlPosition.RIGHT_CENTER },
        disableDoubleClickZoom: true,
        mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP,
        minZoom: 1,
        zoom: 12
    };
    map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map_canvas'), mapOptions);

    $('#load').click(function(){

            html2canvas($('#testdiv'), {
                onrendered: function (canvas) {
                    var img = canvas.toDataURL("image/png")
                    window.open(img);
                }
            });

    });
});
</script>
</head>
<body>
<div id="testdiv">
</div>
<div id="map_canvas"></div>
<input type="button" value="Save" id="load"/>
</body>
</html>

This question is tagged with javascript html html2canvas

~ Asked on 2013-01-30 02:10:31

The Best Answer is


23

I ran into the same type of error you described, but mine was due to the dom not being completely ready to go. I tested with both jQuery pulling the div and also getElementById just to make sure there wasn't something strange with the jQuery selector. Below is an example that works in Chrome:

<html>
<head>
<style type="text/css">
div {
    height: 50px;
    width: 50px;
    background-color: #2C7CC3;
}
</style>
<script type="text/javascript" src="html2canvas.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="jquery-1.9.1.js"></script>
<script language="javascript">
$(document).ready(function() {
//var testdiv = document.getElementById("testdiv");
    html2canvas($("#testdiv"), {
        onrendered: function(canvas) {
            // canvas is the final rendered <canvas> element
            var myImage = canvas.toDataURL("image/png");
            window.open(myImage);
        }
    });
});
</script>
</head>
<body>
<div id="testdiv">
</div>
</body>
</html>

~ Answered on 2013-02-07 23:39:10


20

If you just want to have screenshot of a div, you can do it like this

html2canvas($('#div'), {
  onrendered: function(canvas) {
    var img = canvas.toDataURL()
    window.open(img);
  }
});

~ Answered on 2013-02-06 07:40:32


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