Has anyone got some fool-proof settings for exporting SVG files from illustrator for WPF environment dev buttons?

Specifically, I'm being told by the developers the icons with a gradient are creating a URL reference within the doc, the syntax appears correct but it won't read the URL gradient reference or ignores it.


Short answer: You'll want convert svg to xaml files.

SVGs always reference a gradient by url. Even though its internal . Unlike CSS where you can specify a linear gradient as a property. SVGs reference an ID to an internal gradient fill="url(#Gradient)". You can't get around this.

<?xml version="1.0" standalone="no"?>
<svg width="120" height="120" version="1.1"
      <radialGradient id="Gradient"
            cx="0.5" cy="0.5" r="0.5" fx="0.25" fy="0.25">
        <stop offset="0%" stop-color="red"/>
        <stop offset="100%" stop-color="blue"/>
  <rect x="10" y="10" rx="15" ry="15" width="100" height="100"
        fill="url(#Gradient)" />
  <circle cx="60" cy="60" r="50" fill="transparent" />

.NET doesn't support SVGs very well (.NET being the Windows language used in WFP). There is a tool sharpvectors which should aid in making an SVG compatible in in .NET/WFP applications. Converting SVG into Windows custom format XAML.

It should also provide a GUI to view the graphic in a Windows/WFP environment. Offering some assurance that'll work before handing it to a Dev.

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