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import panel as pn


The SVG pane embeds an .svg image file in a panel if provided a local path, or will link to a remote image if provided a URL.


For layout and styling related parameters see the customization user guide.

  • alt_text (str, default=None): alt text to add to the image tag. The alt text is shown when a user cannot load or display the image.

  • embed (boolean, default=False): If given a URL to an image this determines whether the image will be embedded as base64 or merely linked to.

  • link_url (str, default=None): A link URL to make the image clickable and link to some other website.

  • encode (bool, default=False): Whether to base64 encode the SVG, when enabled SVG links may not work.

  • object (str or object): The svg file to display. Can be a string pointing to a local or remote file, or an object with a _repr_svg_ method.

  • style (dict): Dictionary specifying CSS styles

The SVG pane can be pointed at any local or remote .svg file. If given a URL starting with http or https, the embed parameter determines whether the image will be embedded or linked to:

svg_pane = pn.pane.SVG('https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6b/Bitmap_VS_SVG.svg', width=300, height=400)


Like any other pane, the SVG pane can be updated by setting the object parameter:

svg_pane.object = 'https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1a/SVG_example_markup_grid.svg'
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