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.

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

x
Determines the x coordinate of the rect.
y
Determines the y coordinate of the rect.
width
Determines the width of the rect.
height
Determines the height of the rect.
rx
Determines the horizontal corner radius of the rect.
ry
Determines the vertical corner radius of the rect.

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

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

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See also

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