Get Dimensions of Element in Svelte

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Svelte offers some built-in dimension bindings, including clientWidth and clientHeight, which bind a dimension of an attached element to a variable.

Here is an example, which attaches the width and height (in pixels) of a paragraph element:

    let width;
    let height;

Paragraph width: {width}px
Paragraph height: {height}px

<p bind:clientWidth={width} bind:clientHeight={height}>
    This is some example text.

You cannot modify the dimensions of an element by mutating clientWidth or clientHeight, because they are read-only attributes.

Furthermore, you should be careful with how many components you watch the dimensions of, because they calculate the dimensions in a rather performance-intensive way.

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And that is how you subscribe to the dimensions of a given HTML element in Svelte!