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As from Docs for Chart.js it's recommended to wrap canvas into container div and change width/height of the container. But basically it's changing either by given width or height.

Found a more flexible custom solution from lannymcnie that can be used for any canvas responsiveness:

var stage = new createjs.Stage("canvas");

var c = new createjs.Shape();"#f00").dc(0,0,50); // Drawn a 100x100 circle from the center

var t = new createjs.Text("Resize the browser/frame to redraw", "24px Arial bold", "#000");
t.x = t.y = 20;
stage.addChild(c, t);

window.addEventListener("resize", handleResize);
function handleResize() {
    var w = window.innerWidth-2; // -2 accounts for the border
    var h = window.innerHeight-2;
    stage.canvas.width = w;
    stage.canvas.height = h;
    var ratio = 100/100; // 100 is the width and height of the circle content.
    var windowRatio = w/h;
    var scale = w/100;
    if (windowRatio > ratio) {
        scale = h/100;
    // Scale up to fit width or height
    c.scaleX= c.scaleY = scale; 
    // Center the shape
    c.x = w / 2;
    c.y = h / 2;
handleResize(); // First draw
html, body {
    padding: 0; margin: 0;
canvas {
    border: 1px solid #f00;
<script src=""></script>
<canvas id="canvas" width="800" height="600"></canvas>


You can have it responsive and set a different aspect ratio. My issue was that the chart tend to be squeezed on mobile device taking barely no height.

To remedy, with chart.js 3.2.1, I am using the AspectRatio option:

options: {          
   aspectRatio: 1, 

This way the chart is square and stay square, you can play with this number usually between 0.5 to 2 to find a ratio that suits you on both displays.


  1. Create Class
.chart-container {
    position: relative;
    margin: auto;
    height: 80vh;
    width: 80vw;
  1. Create Div With class chart-container and place canvas tag inside it.
<div class="chart-container">
  <canvas id="canvas"></canvas>
  1. Chart options, use property maintainAspectRatio set to false:
options: {
    maintainAspectRatio: false,
    responsive: true,  

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