SVG in templates

It is possible to use SVG as valid templates in Angular. All of the template syntax below is applicable to both SVG and HTML. Learn more in the SVG 1.1 and 2.0 specifications.

See the for a working example containing the code snippets in this guide.

Why would you use SVG as template, instead of simply adding it as image to your application?

When you use an SVG as the template, you are able to use directives and bindings just like with HTML templates. This means that you will be able to dynamically generate interactive graphics.

Refer to the sample code snippet below for a syntax example:

import { Component } from '@angular/core';

  selector: 'app-svg',
  templateUrl: './svg.component.svg',
  styleUrls: ['./svg.component.css']
export class SvgComponent {
  fillColor = 'rgb(255, 0, 0)';

  changeColor() {
    const r = Math.floor(Math.random() * 256);
    const g = Math.floor(Math.random() * 256);
    const b = Math.floor(Math.random() * 256);
    this.fillColor = `rgb(${r}, ${g}, ${b})`;

Add the following code to your svg.component.svg file:

    <rect x="0" y="0" width="100" height="100" [attr.fill]="fillColor" (click)="changeColor()" />
    <text x="120" y="50">click the rectangle to change the fill color</text>

Here you can see the use of a click() event binding and the property binding syntax ([attr.fill]="fillColor").

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