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Overview Table

DOM Interface


In the following code example, a linear gradient fills a rectangle. The gradient is defined in a definition and fills the rectangle by referencing the gradient. The gradient runs from magenta to cyan.

Copy this sample to a text file and save it with the .html file extension. Run it in Internet Explorer 9 to see the magenta-to-cyan gradient-filled rectangle.

The gradient-filled rectangle will look like this:

    <!-- Inline SVG -->
    <svg width="400" height="400">
        <!-- Define linear gradient for magenta to cyan. -->
        <linearGradient id="magenta2cyan" >
        <!-- First color is magenta. -->
        <stop offset="0%" style="stop-color:magenta"/>
        <!-- Second color is cyan. -->
        <stop offset="100%" style="stop-color:cyan"/>
      <!-- Rectangle fill is defined by linear gradient in defs. -->
      <rect width="100" height="50" x="50" y="50" style="fill:url(#magenta2cyan)"/>



Note: In addition to the attributes, properties, events, methods, and styles listed above, SVG elements also inherent core HTML attributes, properties, events, methods, and styles.

Standards information


The SVGLinearGradientElement object has these properties:

  • className: Gets the names of the classes that are assigned to this object.
  • externalResourcesRequired: Gets a value that indicates whether referenced resources that are not in the current document are required to correctly render a given element.
  • focusable: Determines if an element can acquire keyboard focus (that is, receive keyboard events) and be a target for field-to-field navigation actions (such as when a user presses the Tab key).
  • gradientTransform: Gets a value that contains the definition of an optional, additional transformation from the gradient coordinate system onto the target coordinate system.
  • gradientUnits: Gets a value that indicates the type of coordinate system that is used because of a transformation.
  • href: Gets an xlink:href attribute of an element.
  • ownerSVGElement: Gets the nearest ancestor svg element.
  • spreadMethod: Gets a value that determines what happens if a gradient starts or ends inside the bounds of a target rectangle.
  • style: Gets a style object.
  • viewportElement: Gets the element that established the current viewport.
  • x1: Gets or sets the x-coordinate for the begining of a gradient vector.
  • x2: Gets or sets the x-coordinate for the end of a gradient vector.
  • xmlbase: Gets or sets the base attribute on the element.
  • y1: Gets or sets the y-coordinate for the begining of a gradient vector.
  • y2: Gets or sets the y-coordinate for the end of a gradient vector.