<linearGradient>

The <linearGradient> element lets authors define linear gradients that can be applied to fill or stroke of graphical elements.

Note: Don't be confused with CSS linear-gradient() as CSS gradients can only apply to HTML elements where SVG gradient can only apply to SVG elements.

Example

<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 typeuserSpaceOnUse|objectBoundingBox ; Default value: objectBoundingBox; Animatableyes

gradientTransform

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

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; Animatableyes

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> ; 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> ; Default value: 100%; Animatable: yes

xlink:href

Deprecated: This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

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> ; 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> ; Default value: 0%; Animatable: yes

Global attributes

Core Attributes

Most notably: id

Styling Attributes
class, style
Event Attributes

Global event attributes, Document element 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

XLink Attributes
xlink:href, xlink:title

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) 1.1 (Second Edition) (SVG)
# LinearGradients

Browser compatibility

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