SVGRectElement

The SVGRectElement interface provides access to the properties of <rect> elements, as well as methods to manipulate them.

EventTarget Node Element SVGElement SVGGraphicsElement SVGGeometryElement SVGRectElement

Properties

This interface also inherits properties from its parent, SVGGeometryElement.

SVGRectElement.x Read only

Returns an SVGAnimatedLength corresponding to the x attribute of the given <rect> element.

SVGRectElement.y Read only

Returns an SVGAnimatedLength corresponding to the y attribute of the given <rect> element.

SVGRectElement.width Read only

Returns an SVGAnimatedLength corresponding to the width attribute of the given <rect> element.

SVGRectElement.height Read only

Returns an SVGAnimatedLength corresponding to the height attribute of the given <rect> element.

SVGRectElement.rx Read only

Returns an SVGAnimatedLength corresponding to the rx attribute of the given <rect> element.

SVGRectElement.ry Read only

Returns an SVGAnimatedLength corresponding to the ry attribute of the given <rect> element.

Methods

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

Examples

Changing the color of an SVG rectangle

This example sets the fill color of an SVGRectElement to a random value whenever the user clicks it.

HTML

<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" version="1.1">
  <rect width="300" height="100" id="myrect"
      style="fill:rgb(0,0,255);stroke-width:1;stroke:rgb(0,0,0)" />
  <text x="60" y="40" fill="white" font-size="40">Click Me</text>
</svg>

JavaScript

const myRect = document.querySelector("#myrect");

myRect.addEventListener('click', () => {
  const r = Math.floor(Math.random() * 255);
  const g = Math.floor(Math.random() * 255);
  const b = Math.floor(Math.random() * 255);
  myRect.style.fill = `rgb(${r}, ${g}, ${b})`;
})

Result

Specifications

Specification
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
# InterfaceSVGRectElement

Browser compatibility

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See also