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Draw a Signature and Export It to SVG

Environment

Product Progress Kendo UI Drawing API

Description

How can I allow the user to draw or sign their name on a Canvas, save it as an SVG, and undo the drawing if the user makes a mistake?

Solution

Allow the user to draw on the screen (Canvas) and export the drawing as an SVG file by using the Kendo Drawing API library.

<div id="surface-container">
  <div id="surface" style="width: 500px; height: 500px;border: 1px solid black;"></div>
</div>

<button class='export-svg k-button'>Export as SVG</button>
<button class='k-button clear'>Clear drawing</button>

<script>
  var geom = kendo.geometry;
  var Point = geom.Point;
  var draw = kendo.drawing;
  var Path = draw.Path;
  var path;

  $("#surface-container").on("mousemove", function(e) {
    if (!path) {
      return;
    }

    var offset = $(this).offset();
    var newPoint = new Point(e.pageX - offset.left, e.pageY - offset.top);

    path.lineTo(newPoint);
  }).on("mousedown", function(e) {
    path = new Path({
      stroke: {
        color: '#E4141B',
        width: 2,
        lineCap: "round",
        lineJoin: "round"
      }
    });

    var offset = $(this).offset();
    var newPoint = new Point(e.pageX - offset.left, e.pageY - offset.top);

    for (var i = 0; i < 1; i++) {
      path.lineTo(newPoint.clone().translate(i * 1, 0));
    }

    surface.draw(path);
  }).on("mouseup", function(e) {
    path = undefined;
  });

  var surface = draw.Surface.create($("#surface"));

  $(".export-svg").click(function() {
    // Convert the DOM element to a drawing using kendo.drawing.drawDOM
    kendo.drawing.drawDOM($("#surface"))
      .then(function(group) {
      // Render the result as a SVG document
      return kendo.drawing.exportSVG(group);
    })
    .done(function(data) {
      // Save the SVG document
      kendo.saveAs({
        dataURI: data,
        fileName: "signature.svg",
        proxyURL: "https://demos.telerik.com/kendo-ui/service/export"
      });
    });
  });

  $(".clear").click(function() {
    surface.clear();
  });
</script>

To use this approach mobile devices (touch screens) you need to use the touch events instead of the mouse ones. Please refer to the following example.

<div id="surface-container">
      <div id="surface" style="width: 500px; height: 500px;border: 1px solid black;"></div>
    </div>

    <button class='export-svg k-button'>Export as SVG</button>
    <button class='k-button clear'>Clear drawing</button>

    <script>
      var geom = kendo.geometry;
      var Point = geom.Point;
      var draw = kendo.drawing;
      var Path = draw.Path;
      var path;

      $('#surface-container').on('touchmove', function(e) {
        e.preventDefault();
        console.log("move")
        if (!path) {
          return;
        }

        var offset = $(this).offset();
        var pageX = e.originalEvent.touches[0].pageX;
        var pageY = e.originalEvent.touches[0].pageY;
        var newPoint = new Point(pageX - offset.left, pageY - offset.top);

        path.lineTo(newPoint);
      }).on("touchstart", function(e) {
        console.log(e)
        path = new Path({
          stroke: {
            color: '#E4141B',
            width: 2,
            lineCap: "round",
            lineJoin: "round"
          }
        });

        var offset = $(this).offset();
        var pageX = e.originalEvent.touches[0].pageX;
        var pageY = e.originalEvent.touches[0].pageY;
        var newPoint = new Point(pageX - offset.left, pageY - offset.top);

        for (var i = 0; i < 1; i++) {
          path.lineTo(newPoint.clone().translate(i * 1, 0));
        }

        surface.draw(path);
      }).on("touchend", function(e) {
        path = undefined;
      });

      var surface = draw.Surface.create($("#surface"));

      $(".export-svg").click(function() {
        // Convert the DOM element to a drawing using kendo.drawing.drawDOM
        kendo.drawing.drawDOM($("#surface"))
          .then(function(group) {
          // Render the result as a SVG document
          return kendo.drawing.exportSVG(group);
        })
          .done(function(data) {
          // Save the SVG document
          kendo.saveAs({
            dataURI: data,
            fileName: "signature.svg",
            proxyURL: "https://demos.telerik.com/kendo-ui/service/export"
          });
        });
      });

      $(".clear").click(function() {
        surface.clear();
      });
    </script>

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