SVG Stroking

Description of the stroke properties

SVG offers different stroke properties that can be applied to any kind of text, lines and outlines of elements. They allow controlling various aspects of a stroke. Here are some stroke properties:

  • stroke for specifying the color of a line, outline or text of an element,
  • stroke-linecap for specifying how the endings of an SVG line are rendered,
  • stroke-width for specifying the thickness of a line, outline, or text of an element,
  • stroke-dasharray for specifying dashed lines.

Example of the stroke property:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <svg width="250" height="100" >
      <g fill="none">
        <path stroke="purple" d="M5 30 l215 0" />
        <path stroke="lightgreen" d="M5 60 l215 0" />
        <path stroke="pink" d="M5 90 l215 0" />
      </g>
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    </svg>
  </body>
</html>

Example of the stroke-linecap property:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <svg width="250" height="100">
      <g fill="none" stroke="lightblue" stroke-width="10">
        <path stroke-linecap="butt" d="M5 30 l215 0" />
        <path stroke-linecap="round" d="M5 60 l215 0" />
        <path stroke-linecap="square" d="M5 90 l215 0" />
      </g>
    </svg>
  </body>
</html>

Example of the stroke-width property:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <svg width="250" height="100">
      <g fill="none" stroke="lightgreen">
        <path stroke-width="3" d="M5 30 l215 0" />
        <path stroke-width="5" d="M5 60 l215 0" />
        <path stroke-width="7" d="M5 90 l215 0" />
      </g>
    </svg>
  </body>
</html>

Example of the stroke-dasharray property:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <svg width="250" height="100">
      <g fill="none" stroke="orange" stroke-width="5">
        <path stroke-dasharray="3,5" d="M5 30 l215 0" />
        <path stroke-dasharray="12,12" d="M5 60 l215 0" />
        <path stroke-dasharray="30,15,10,10,10,15" d="M5 90 l215 0" />
      </g>
    </svg>
  </body>
</html>



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