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The SVGEllipseElement interface provides access to the properties of <ellipse> elements.

Properties

This interface also inherits properties from its parent interface, SVGGeometryElement.

SVGEllipseElement.cx Read only
This property returns a SVGAnimatedLength reflecting the cx attribute of the given <ellipse> element.
SVGEllipseElement.cy Read only
This property returns a SVGAnimatedLength reflecting the cy attribute of the given <ellipse> element.
SVGEllipseElement.rx Read only
This property returns a SVGAnimatedLength reflecting the rx attribute of the given <ellipse> element.
SVGEllipseElement.ry Read only
This property returns a SVGAnimatedLength reflecting the ry attribute of the given <ellipse> element.

Methods

This interface doesn't implement any specific methods, but inherits methods from its parent interface, SVGGeometryElement.

Example

SVG content

<svg width="200" height="200" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
  <ellipse cx="100" cy="100" rx="100" ry="60" id="ellipse"
      onclick="outputSize();"/> 
</svg>

JavaScript content

function outputSize() {
  var ellipse = document.getElementById("ellipse");

  // Outputs "horizontal radius: 100 vertical radius: 60"
  console.log(
    'horizontal radius: ' + ellipse.rx.baseVal.valueAsString,
    'vertical radius: ' + ellipse.ry.baseVal.valueAsString
  )
}

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2
The definition of 'SVGEllipseElement' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation No change
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of 'SVGEllipseElement' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) 9.0 (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support (Yes) (Yes) ? (Yes) (Yes)

See also

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