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Summary

The g element (<g>) is a container element for grouping together related graphics elements.


Overview Table

DOM Interface SVGElement

The g element (<g>) groups two or more graphics elements or other g elements together to provide document structure. Groups containing the desc and title elements, provide additional semantic information and increase accessibility. When defined inside of a defs element and named using the id attribute, groups can be reused.


Compatibility

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Mobile

FeaturesAndroidFirefox MobileIE PhoneOpera MobileSafari Mobile
Basic support
3.0
Yes
1.0
Yes
?
none
?
Yes
3.0.4
Yes

Examples

View live exampleIn the following code example, the g element is used to group two elements together. They are then rotated together.

<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
  <head></head>
  <body>
    <svg width="400" height="400">
      <g transform="rotate(30 75 50)">
        <rect x="50" y="50" width="50" height="50" fill="firebrick"/>
        <ellipse cx="100" cy="50" rx="25" ry="50" fill="dodgerblue"/>
      </g>
    </svg>
  </body>
</html>

Notes

Remarks

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

Members

The SVGGElement object has these events:

  • onload: Occurs when the browser has fully parsed the element and all of its descendants.

The SVGGElement object has these methods:

  • getBBox: Gets the bounding box, in current user space, of the geometry of all contained graphics elements.
  • getCTM: Gets the transformation matrix that transforms from the current user units to the viewport coordinate system for the nearestViewportElement object.
  • getScreenCTM: Gets the transformation matrix from the current user units to the screen coordinate system.
  • getTransformToElement: Gets the transformation matrix that transforms from the user coordinate system on the current element to the user coordinate system on the specified target element.
  • hasExtension: Determines if the specified extension is supported.

The SVGGElement object has these properties:

  • className: Gets the names of the classes that are assigned to this object.
  • clipPath: Sets or retrieves a reference to the SVG graphical object that will be used as the clipping path.
  • externalResourcesRequired: Gets a value that indicates whether referenced resources that are not in the current document are required to correctly render a given element.
  • farthestViewportElement: Gets a value that represents the farthest ancestor svg 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).
  • mask: Sets or retrieves a value that indicates a SVG mask.
  • nearestViewportElement: Gets a value that indicates which element established the current viewport.
  • ownerSVGElement: Gets the nearest ancestor svg element.
  • requiredExtensions: Gets a white space-delimited list of required language extensions.
  • requiredFeatures: Gets or sets a white space-delimited list of feature strings.
  • style: Gets a style object.
  • systemLanguage: Gets or sets a comma-separated list of language names.
  • transform: Gets the value of a transform attribute.
  • viewportElement: Gets the element that established the current viewport.
  • xmlbase: Gets or sets the base attribute on the element.
  • xmllang: Gets or sets a value that specifies the language that is used in the contents and attribute values of an element.
  • xmlspace: Gets or sets a value that indicates whether white space is preserved in character data.

Attribution

This article contains content originally from external sources.

Portions of this content come from the Microsoft Developer Network: [Windows Internet Explorer API reference Article]