SVG - Path


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<path> element is used to draw a connected straight lines.

Declaration

Following is the syntax declaration of <path> element. We've shown main attributes only.

<path
   d="data" >  
</path>

Attributes

Sr.No. Name&Description
1 d − path data,usually a set of commands like moveto, lineto etc.

<path> element is used to define any path. Path element uses Path data which comprises of number of commands. Commands behaves like a nip of pencil or a pointer is moving to draw a path.

Sr.No. Command & Description
1 M − moveto − move from one point to another point.
2 L − lineto − create a line.
3 H − horizontal lineto − create a horizontal line.
4 V − vertical lineto − create a vertical line.
5 C − curveto − create a curve.
6 S − smooth curveto − create a smooth curve.
7 Q − quadratic Bezier curve − create a quadratic Bezier curve.
8 T − smooth quadratic Bezier curveto − create a smooth quadratic Bezier curve
9 A − elliptical Arc − create a elliptical arc.
10 Z − closepath − close the path.

As above commands are in Upper case, these represents absolute path. In case their lower case commands are used, then relative path is used.

Example

testSVG.htm
<html>
   <title>SVG Path</title>
   <body>
   
      <h1>Sample SVG Path Image</h1>
      
      <svg width="570" height="320">
         <g>
            <text x="0" y="10" fill="black" >Path #1: Without opacity.</text>
            
            <path d="M 100 100 L 300 100 L 200 300 z" 
            stroke="black" stroke-width="3" fill="rgb(121,0,121)"> </path>
         </g> 
      </svg>
   
   </body>
</html>

In above example,in first shape, M 100 100 moves drawing pointer to (100,100), L 300 100 draws a line from (100,100) to (300,100), L 200 300 draws a line from (300,100) to (200,300) and z closes the path.

Output

Open textSVG.htm in Chrome web browser. You can use Chrome/Firefox/Opera to view SVG image directly without any plugin. Internet Explorer 9 and higher also supports SVG image rendering.

Path with opacity

<html>
   <title>SVG Path</title>
   <body>
      
      <h1>Sample SVG Path Image</h1>
      
      <svg width="800" height="800"> 
         <g>
            <text x="0" y="15" fill="black" >Path #2: With opacity </text>
            
            <path d="M 100 100 L 300 100 L 200 300 z"
            style="fill:rgb(121,0,121);stroke-width:3;
            stroke:rgb(0,0,0);stroke-opacity:0.5;"> </path>
         </g>
      </svg>
   
   </body>
</html>

Output

Open textSVG.htm in Chrome web browser. You can use Chrome/Firefox/Opera to view SVG image directly without any plugin. Internet Explorer 9 and higher also supports SVG image rendering.

svg_shapes.htm
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