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

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

  <!-- Rounded corner rect element -->
  <rect x="120" y="0" width="100" height="100" rx="15" ry="15" />
</svg>

Attributes

x
This attribute determines the x coordinate of the rect.
Value type: <length>|<percentage> ; Default value: 0; Animatable: yes
y
This attribute determines the y coordinate of the rect.
Value type: <length>|<percentage> ; Default value: 0; Animatable: yes
width
This attribute determines the width of the rect.
Value type: auto|<length>|<percentage> ; Default value: auto; Animatable: yes
height
This attribute determines the height of the rect.
Value type: auto|<length>|<percentage> ; Default value: auto; Animatable: yes
rx
This attribute determines the horizontal corner radius of the rect.
Value type: auto|<length>|<percentage> ; Default value: auto; Animatable: yes
ry
This attribute determines the vertical corner radius of the rect.
Value type: auto|<length>|<percentage> ; Default value: auto; Animatable: yes
pathLength
This attribute lets specify the total length for the path, 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

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support1 Yes1.5983.1
height1 Yes1.5983.1
rx1 Yes1.5983.1
ry1 Yes1.5983.1
width1 Yes1.5983.1
x1 Yes1.5983.1
y1 Yes1.5983.1
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support3 Yes Yes4 Yes3.1 Yes
height3 Yes ?4 ?3.1 Yes
rx3 Yes ?4 ?3.1 Yes
ry3 Yes ?4 ?3.1 Yes
width3 Yes ?4 ?3.1 Yes
x3 Yes ?4 ?3.1 Yes
y3 Yes ?4 ?3.1 Yes

See also

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