<linearGradient>

The <linearGradient> element lets authors define linear gradients to apply to other SVG elements.

Example

html
<svg
  viewBox="0 0 10 10"
  xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"
  xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink">
  <defs>
    <linearGradient id="myGradient" gradientTransform="rotate(90)">
      <stop offset="5%" stop-color="gold" />
      <stop offset="95%" stop-color="red" />
    </linearGradient>
  </defs>

  <!-- using my linear gradient -->
  <circle cx="5" cy="5" r="4" fill="url('#myGradient')" />
</svg>

Attributes

gradientUnits

This attribute defines the coordinate system for attributes x1, x2, y1, y2 Value type: userSpaceOnUse|objectBoundingBox ; Default value: objectBoundingBox; Animatable: yes

gradientTransform

This attribute provides additional transformation to the gradient coordinate system. Value type: <transform-list> ; Default value: identity transform; Animatable: yes

href

This attribute defines a reference to another <linearGradient> element that will be used as a template. Value type: <URL> ; Default value: none; Animatable: yes

spreadMethod

This attribute indicates how the gradient behaves if it starts or ends inside the bounds of the shape containing the gradient. Value type: pad|reflect|repeat ; Default value: pad; Animatable: yes

x1

This attribute defines the x coordinate of the starting point of the vector gradient along which the linear gradient is drawn. Value type: <length-percentage> | <number>; Default value: 0%; Animatable: yes

x2

This attribute defines the x coordinate of the ending point of the vector gradient along which the linear gradient is drawn. Value type: <length-percentage> | <number>; Default value: 100%; Animatable: yes

xlink:href Deprecated

An <IRI> reference to another <linearGradient> element that will be used as a template. Value type: <IRI> ; Default value: none; Animatable: yes

y1

This attribute defines the y coordinate of the starting point of the vector gradient along which the linear gradient is drawn. Value type: <length-percentage> | <number>; Default value: 0%; Animatable: yes

y2

This attribute defines the y coordinate of the ending point of the vector gradient along which the linear gradient is drawn. Value type: <length-percentage> | <number>; Default value: 0%; Animatable: yes

Global attributes

Usage notes

CategoriesGradient element
Permitted contentAny number of the following elements, in any order:
Descriptive elements
<animate>, <animateTransform>, <set>, <stop>

Specifications

Specification
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2
# LinearGradients

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