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SVG <polyline>


SVG Polyline - <polyline>

The <polyline> element is used to create any shape that consists of only straight lines (that is connected at several points).

The <polyline> element has one basic attribute that defines the points of the polyline:

Attribute Description
points Required. The list of points of the polyline. Each point must contain an x coordinate and a y coordinate

A Polyline Example

The following example creates a polyline:

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Here is the SVG code:

Example

<svg height="210" width="500" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
  <polyline points="0,0 50,150 100,75 150,50 200,140 250,140"
  style="fill:none;stroke:green;stroke-width:3" />
</svg>
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Code explanation:

  • The points attribute defines the list of points (pairs of x and y coordinates) required to draw the polyline

Another Polyline Example

Another example with only straight lines:

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Here is the SVG code:

Example

<svg height="180" width="500" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
  <polyline points="0,40 40,40 40,80 80,80 80,120 120,120 120,160"
  style="fill:yellow;stroke:red;stroke-width:4" />
</svg>
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