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use element | SVGUseElement object

Creates a new instance of an object that has been defined with the defs element.

Scalable Vector Graphics: Document Structure, Section 5.11.8Internet Explorer 9

DOM Information

Inheritance Hierarchy

 Node
  Element
   SVGElement
     SVGUseElement

Members

The SVGUseElement object has these types of members:

Events

The SVGUseElement object has these events.

EventDescription
onload

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

 

Methods

The SVGUseElement object has these methods.

MethodDescription
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.

 

Properties

The SVGUseElement object has these properties.

PropertyDescription

animatedInstanceRoot

Gets the animated root of the instance tree of a use element.

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).

height

Gets or sets the height of an element.

href

Gets an xlink:href attribute of an element.

instanceRoot

Gets the root of the instance tree of a use element.

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.

pointerEvents

Sets or retrieves a value that specifies under what circumstances a given graphics element can be the target element for a pointer event in SVG. Starting with IE11, this property also has basic support for HTML elements (see "Remarks" section).

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.

width

Defines the width of an element.

x

Gets or sets the x-coordinate value.

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.

y

Gets or sets the y-coordinate value.

 

Standards information

Remarks

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

For more information, see the SVG specification.

Examples

In the following code example, the use element is used to create three instances of a rectange defined in a defs tag. Copy this sample to a text file and save it with the .html file extension. Run it in Internet Explorer 9 to see three instances of a rectangle.

It should look like this:

use element example


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    
    <head>
    </head>
    
    <body>
        <svg>
            <defs>
                <rect id="myRect" width="50" height="50" />
            </defs>
            <use x="50" y="50" fill="red" xlink:href="#myRect" />
            <use x="75" y="75" fill="green" xlink:href="#myRect" />
            <use x="100" y="100" fill="blue" xlink:href="#myRect" />
        </svg>
    </body>
</html>	

 

 

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