A text element for SVG that you can edit

A text element for SVG that you can edit


A text component for SVG that allows users to edit the contents.


The easiest way to use react-editable-svg-label is to install it from NPM and include it in your own React build process (using Browserify, Webpack, etc).

You can also use the standalone build by including dist/react-editable-svg-label.js in your page. If you use this, make sure you have already included React and react-portal, and they are available as global variables React and Portal.

npm install react-portal react-editable-svg-label --save

Uses React.Fragment and requires React 16 or later.


var React = require('react');
var ReactDOM = require('react-dom');
var ReactEditableSvgLabel = require('react-editable-svg-label');

var App = React.createClass({

	getInitialState () {
		return {
			text: 'Click me to change this text!'

	handleChangeText (newText) {
			text: newText

	render () {
		return (
				<svg width="400px" height="300px" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
					<ReactEditableSvgLabel onChange={this.handleChangeText} x={10} y={100}>

ReactDOM.render(<App />, document.getElementById('app'));


focusOnOpen: Give the input focus when it's opened.

Anything else that is passed as a prop to the editable label will be passed on
to the svg text element

Demo & Examples

To build the examples locally, run:

npm install
npm start

Then open localhost:8000 in a browser.

Development (src, lib and the build process)

NOTE: The source code for the component is in src. A transpiled CommonJS version (generated with Babel) is available in lib for use with node.js, browserify and webpack. A UMD bundle is also built to dist, which can be included without the need for any build system.

To build, watch and serve the examples (which will also watch the component source), run npm start. If you just want to watch changes to src and rebuild lib, run npm run watch (this is useful if you are working with npm link).