<rect>

The <rect> element is a basic SVG shape that draws rectangles, defined by their position, width, and height. The rectangles may have their corners rounded.

<svg viewBox="0 0 220 100" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
  <!-- Simple rectangle -->
  <rect width="100" height="100" />

  <!-- Rounded corner rectangle -->
  <rect x="120" width="100" height="100" rx="15" />
</svg>

Attributes

x
The x coordinate of the rect.
Value type: <length>|<percentage> ; Default value: 0; Animatable: yes
y
The y coordinate of the rect.
Value type: <length>|<percentage> ; Default value: 0; Animatable: yes
width
The width of the rect.
Value type: auto|<length>|<percentage> ; Default value: auto; Animatable: yes
height
The height of the rect.
Value type: auto|<length>|<percentage> ; Default value: auto; Animatable: yes
rx
The horizontal corner radius of the rect. Defaults to ry if it is specified.
Value type: auto|<length>|<percentage> ; Default value: auto; Animatable: yes
ry
The vertical corner radius of the rect. Defaults to rx if it is specified.
Value type: auto|<length>|<percentage> ; Default value: auto; Animatable: yes
pathLength
The total length of the rectangle's perimeter, in user units.
Value type: <number> ; Default value: none; Animatable: yes

Note: Starting with SVG2, x, y, width, height, 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 '<rect>' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of '<rect>' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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See also