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CSS stroke-dashoffset Property

The stroke-dashoffset property is a presentation attribute which defines the location along an SVG path where the dash of a stroke will begin.

"px" or "em" units are not required.

Initial Value 0
Applies to Shapes and text content elements.
Inherited Yes.
Animatable No.
Version SVG 1.1 Specification
DOM Syntax Object.strokeDashoffset = "5";


stroke-dashoffset: length | initial | inherit;


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
    <h2>Stroke-dashoffset property example</h2>
    <svg viewBox="-3 0 33 10" >
      <line x1="0" y1="1" x2="30" y2="1" stroke="#1c87c9" />
      <line x1="0" y1="3" x2="30" y2="3" stroke="#ccc"
        stroke-dasharray="4 1" />
      <line x1="0" y1="5" x2="30" y2="5" stroke="#8ebf42"
        stroke-dasharray="3 1"
        stroke-dashoffset="3" />
      <line x1="0" y1="7" x2="30" y2="7" stroke="#FF0000"
        stroke-dasharray="3 1"
        stroke-dashoffset="-3" />
      <line x1="0" y1="9" x2="30" y2="9" stroke="#666"
        stroke-dasharray="3 1"
        stroke-dashoffset="1" />
      <path d="M0,5 h-3 M0,7 h3 M0,9 h-1" stroke="#000"/>


Value Description
length Sets the length of the property. "Px" or "em" units are not required.
percentage The property is specified by percentage.
initial Makes the property use its default value.
inherit Inherits the property from its parents element.

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