The <polyline> SVG element is an SVG basic shape that creates straight lines connecting several points. Typically a polyline is used to create open shapes as the last point doesn't have to be connected to the first point. For closed shapes see the <polygon> element.


<svg viewBox="0 0 200 100" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
  <!-- Example of a polyline with the default fill -->
  <polyline points="0,100 50,25 50,75 100,0" />

  <!-- Example of the same polyline shape with stroke and no fill -->
  <polyline points="100,100 150,25 150,75 200,0" fill="none" stroke="black" />



This attribute defines the list of points (pairs of x,y absolute coordinates) required to draw the polyline Value type: <number>+ ; Default value: ""; Animatable: yes


This attribute lets specify the total length for the path, in user units. Value type: <number> ; Default value: none; Animatable: yes

Usage context

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


Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2
# PolylineElement

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