<ellipse>

The <ellipse> element is an SVG basic shape, used to create ellipses based on a center coordinate, and both their x and y radius.

Note: Ellipses are unable to specify the exact orientation of the ellipse (if, for example, you wanted to draw an ellipse tilted at a 45 degree angle), but it can be rotated by using the transform attribute.

<svg viewBox="0 0 200 100" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
  <ellipse cx="100" cy="50" rx="100" ry="50" />
</svg>

Attributes

cx
The x position of the ellipse.
Value type: <length>|<percentage> ; Default value: 0; Animatable: yes
cy
The y position of the ellipse.
Value type: <length>|<percentage> ; Default value: 0; Animatable: yes
rx
The radius of the ellipse on the x axis.
Value type: auto|<length>|<percentage> ; Default value: auto; Animatable: yes
ry
The radius of the ellipse on the y axis.
Value type: auto|<length>|<percentage> ; Default value: auto; Animatable: yes
pathLength
This attribute lets specify the total length for the path, in user units.
Value type: <number> ; Default value: none; Animatable: yes

Note: Starting with SVG2 cx, cy, rx and ry are Geometry Properties, meaning those attributes can also be used as CSS properties for that element.

Global attributes

Core Attributes
Most notably: id, tabindex
Styling Attributes
class, style
Conditional Processing Attributes
Most notably: requiredExtensions, systemLanguage
Event Attributes
Global event attributes, Graphical event attributes
Presentation Attributes
Most notably: clip-path, clip-rule, color, color-interpolation, color-rendering, cursor, display, fill, fill-opacity, fill-rule, filter, mask, opacity, pointer-events, shape-rendering, stroke, stroke-dasharray, stroke-dashoffset, stroke-linecap, stroke-linejoin, stroke-miterlimit, stroke-opacity, stroke-width, transform, vector-effect, visibility
ARIA Attributes
aria-activedescendant, aria-atomic, aria-autocomplete, aria-busy, aria-checked, aria-colcount, aria-colindex, aria-colspan, aria-controls, aria-current, aria-describedby, aria-details, aria-disabled, aria-dropeffect, aria-errormessage, aria-expanded, aria-flowto, aria-grabbed, aria-haspopup, aria-hidden, aria-invalid, aria-keyshortcuts, aria-label, aria-labelledby, aria-level, aria-live, aria-modal, aria-multiline, aria-multiselectable, aria-orientation, aria-owns, aria-placeholder, aria-posinset, aria-pressed, aria-readonly, aria-relevant, aria-required, aria-roledescription, aria-rowcount, aria-rowindex, aria-rowspan, aria-selected, aria-setsize, aria-sort, aria-valuemax, aria-valuemin, aria-valuenow, aria-valuetext, role

Usage notes

CategoriesBasic shape element, Graphics element, Shape element
Permitted contentAny number of the following elements, in any order:
Animation elements
Descriptive elements

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2
The definition of '<ellipse>' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Added auto value for rx and ry
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of '<ellipse>' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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See also