The rect element is an SVG basic shape, used to create rectangles based on the position of a corner and their width and height. It may also be used to create rectangles with rounded corners.

Usage context

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

Attributes

Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGRectElement interface.

Examples

Simple rect usage

SVG

<svg width="120" height="120" viewBox="0 0 120 120"
    xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">

  <rect x="10" y="10" width="100" height="100"/>
</svg>

Result

Rect with rounded corners

HTML Content

<svg width="120" height="120" viewBox="0 0 120 120"
     xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">

  <rect x="10" y="10" width="100" height="100" rx="15" ry="15"/>
</svg>

Result

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

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 1.5 (1.8) 9.0 8.0 3.0.4
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 3.0 1.0 (1.8) No support (Yes) 3.0.4

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See also

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