How to rotate svg using d3.drag()?

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by lew , in category: Javascript , a month ago

How to rotate svg using d3.drag()?

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by ryan.murray , a month ago

@lew 

In order to rotate an SVG element using d3.drag(), you can follow these steps:

  1. Select the SVG element that you want to rotate using d3.select() method.
  2. Attach a drag behavior to the selected SVG element using d3.drag() method.
  3. Define the "start", "drag" and "end" events for the drag behavior.
  4. In the "drag" event handler, update the rotation of the element based on the drag movement.
  5. Apply the rotate transformation to the SVG element using d3.transform.rotate() function.


Here is an example code snippet:

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// Select the SVG element you want to rotate
var svg = d3.select("svg");

// Attach drag behavior to the SVG element
var drag = d3.drag()
    .on("start", function() {
        // Implement logic for start event if needed
    })
    .on("drag", function(event) {
        // Calculate angle of rotation based on drag movement
        var angle = Math.atan2(event.y, event.x) * 180 / Math.PI;

        // Apply rotate transformation to the SVG element
        svg.attr("transform", "rotate(" + angle + ")");
    })
    .on("end", function() {
        // Implement logic for end event if needed
    });

// Call the drag behavior on the SVG element
svg.call(drag);


In this code snippet, the SVG element will rotate based on the drag movement of the cursor on the screen. You can customize the implementation further by adding constraints, limits, or any other logic as needed.