Import / export SVG

svg() as getter

returns string

Exporting the full generated SVG, or a part of it, can be done with the svg() method:


Exporting works on individual elements as well:

var rect = draw.rect()
var svg  = rect.svg()

You can specify if you only want the content of the element to be exported instead of the element with its contents:

var children = draw.svg(false)

You can also specify an export modifier which is run on every node before exporting:

var roundedChildren = draw.svg(function(node) {
}, false)

Nodes can be even removed or replaced in this modifiers:

var tidied = draw.svg(function(node) {
  // remove all shapes with blue color
  if (node.fill() == 'blue') return false

  // replace with circles
  return new Circle().radius(5).fill(node.fill())

svg() as setter

returns itself

Importing is done with the same method by passing a string of svg as the first argument:

draw.svg('<g><rect width="100" height="50" fill="#f06"></rect></g>')

You can also import multiple children at once:


If you want to replace the current elemet with the imported, you can pass a flag:

group.svg('<rect><rect><rect>', true)

Note, that this call always returns the parent of the element svg() was called on. That is, because by replacing a node with multiple others nodes it is not clear which node to return. Thats why the parent is returned.

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