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The WebGLRenderingContext.getAttachedShaders() method of the WebGL API returns a list of WebGLShader objects attached to a WebGLProgram.


sequence<WebGLShader> gl.getAttachedShaders(program);


A WebGLProgram object to get attached shaders for.

Return value

An Array of WebGLShader objects that are attached to the given WebGLProgram.


var program = gl.createProgram();

// Attach pre-existing shaders
gl.attachShader(program, vertexShader);
gl.attachShader(program, fragmentShader);



Specification Status Comment
WebGL 1.0
The definition of 'getAttachedShaders' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.
OpenGL ES 2.0
The definition of 'glGetAttachedShaders' in that specification.
Standard Man page of the (similar) OpenGL API.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 9 12 4.0 (2.0) 11 12 5.1
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? 25 4.0 (2.0) 1.0 ? 12 8.0

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