.NET HttpHandler fallback functionality for browsers that do not support SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics).

View the Project on GitHub stormid/storm-svgmagic

storm-SvgMagic (.NET SVG HttpHandler)

Provides HttpHandler fallback functionality for browsers that do not support SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) by generating and caching alternate images at request time. Inspired by SVGMagic (


Use your browser tools to emulate IE 8 to see it in action, as storm.svgmagic allows the local browser cache to maintain cached copies you may have to do a hard refresh (ctrl-f5) to see changes

How to Use

storm-svgmagic is available as a nuget package:

install-package Storm.SvgMagic

The nuget installer will modify your web.config to add the following:

    <section name="SvgMagic" type="Storm.SvgMagic.SvgMagicHandlerConfigurationSection, Storm.SvgMagic"/>

        <add name="SvgMagic" verb="GET" path="*.svg" type="Storm.SvgMagic.SvgMagicHandler, Storm.SvgMagic" />

<SvgMagic defaultImageFormat="Png" imageStorageBasePath="~/App_Data/SvgMagic" testMode="false" />

Global Configuration

<SvgMagic defaultImageFormat="Png|Gif|Jpeg|Bmp" imageStorageBasePath="<app relative or rooted path>" testMode="false|true" />

defaultImageFormat - Determines the conversion format to use by default (if excluded Png is used) imageStorageBasePath - Either a app relative path (using ~/) or a fully rooted path, the application must have write permissions to this directory, if excluded ~/App_Data/SvgMagic is used) testMode - If set to TRUE, then all svg images will be rendered using their fallback image type regardless of browser support

Per Image Configuration Overrides

Rendering can be overridden on a per image basis by appending parameters to the svg url:

Override default image format

To override the default image format add the "format=" parameter to the url, see below:

<img src="~/myimage.svg?format=png|gif|jpeg|bmp" alt="my image" />

Set size dimensions for fallback image

By default the fallback image rendered will use the dimensions from the original .svg, if however you want to ensure that the fallback image is rendered at specific dimensions you can specify the height= and/or width= url parameters.

If only one of height= or width= is specified then the fallback image will maintain with a relative height or width to maintain the appropriate aspect ratio.

Both height and width are specified in pixels.

<img src="~/myimage.svg?height=100" alt="my image" />
<img src="~/myimage.svg?width=100" alt="my image" />
<img src="~/myimage.svg?width=100&height=100" alt="my image" />

Override SVG support checking

To force the fallback image to be generated/rendered add the "force=true" parameter to the url, see below:

<img src="~/myimage.svg?force=true" alt="my image" />

Force refresh of cached image

To force the cached image to be re-generated add the "refresh=true" parameter to the url, see below:

<img src="~/myimage.svg?refresh=true" alt="my image" />

This is better used to individually refresh an image directly, combine with the "format=" parameter to refresh a specific fallback image type: