getting started

This page contains instruction on how to build a first lib-gwt-svg project using Eclipse 3.5 and the GWT eclipse plugin

step 1

Download the latest version of lib-gwt-svg-<version>.jar and store it somewhere on your disk

step 2

Create a GWT Eclipse project as instructed here:

New GWT project wizard

step 3

Right-click on the project node in the Project Explorer and select ‘Properties > Java Build Path > Libraries > Add External Jar …’. Select lib-gwt-svg.jar-<version>.jar.

step 4

In ‘Properties > Java Build Path > Order and Export …’, make sure lib-gwt-svg-<version>.jar appears before the GWT SDK. If this is not the case, select lib-gwt-svg-<version>.jar and use the Up button until it is properly placed.

Putting lib-gwt-svg-<version>.jar before GWT in the classpath

step 5

Add lib-gwt-svg to the list of modules of your GWT project. To do this, edit the my-svg-project/src/com/foo/svg/My_svg_project.gwt.xml to add these lines:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<module rename-to='my_svg_project'>
  <inherits name='org.vectomatic.libgwtsvg'/>

step 6

Edit the my-svg-project/src/com/foo/svg/client/ to add these lines. They will add a large blue circle to the sample UI.

OMSVGDocument doc = OMSVGParser.currentDocument();
OMSVGSVGElement svg = doc.createSVGSVGElement();
svg.setWidth(OMSVGLength.SVG_LENGTHTYPE_PX, 300);
svg.setHeight(OMSVGLength.SVG_LENGTHTYPE_PX, 300);
OMSVGCircleElement circle = doc.createSVGCircleElement(150, 150, 100);
circle.getStyle().setSVGProperty(SVGConstants.CSS_FILL_PROPERTY, "blue");

Editing the default sample to add SVG

step 7

Select your project node and select Run the project by Run > Run As > Web Application

The sample application with an SVG circle