Web Components Icon Overview

    The Web Components Icon component allows you to easily display font or choose from a large set of predefined SVG icons, but it also gives you the ability to create custom font icons for your project. Benefiting from a number of attributes, you can define or change the size of the icon in use or apply different styles to it.

    Web Components Icon Example


    First, you need to install the Ignite UI for Web Components by running the following command:

    npm install igniteui-webcomponents
    import { defineComponents, IgcIconComponent } from "igniteui-webcomponents";

    For a complete introduction to the Ignite UI for Web Components, read the Getting Started topic.

    The IgcIconComponent doesn't contain any icons on its own. It's a conduit for displaying any registered SVG images.

    Adding Icons

    To register an image as an icon, all you have to do is import one of the 2 utility functions from the icons registry service that allows you to add icons to an icon collection.

    import {
    } from "igniteui-webcomponents";

    The registerIcon function allows you to register an SVG image as an icon from an external file:


    The method above will add an icon named search to a cached collection named material.

    In order to use the newly registered icon, all you have to do is to pass the name and collection to the IgcIconComponent element:

    <igc-icon name="search" collection="material"></igc-icon>

    The second method for registering icons is by passing an SVG string to the registerIconFromText method:

    const searchIcon =
      '<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="24" height="24" viewBox="0 0 24 24"><path d="M15.5 14h-.79l-.28-.27C15.41 12.59 16 11.11 16 9.5 16 5.91 13.09 3 9.5 3S3 5.91 3 9.5 5.91 16 9.5 16c1.61 0 3.09-.59 4.23-1.57l.27.28v.79l5 4.99L20.49 19l-4.99-5zm-6 0C7.01 14 5 11.99 5 9.5S7.01 5 9.5 5 14 7.01 14 9.5 11.99 14 9.5 14z"/></svg>';
    registerIconFromText("search", searchIcon, "material");

    Then you'd use it in the same way as described in the component sample above.


    The icon component supports three icon sizes - small, medium(default), and large. In order to change the size of the icon, you can utilize the --ig-size CSS variable as follows:

    igc-icon {
      --ig-size: var(--ig-size-large);


    Some icons need to look a little different when used in Right-to-Left(RTL) mode. For that reason we provide a mirrored attribute that, when set, flips the icon horizontally.

    <igc-icon name="search" mirrored></igc-icon>


    The icon component can be styled by applying styles directly to the IgcIconComponent element;

    igc-icon {
      --size: 48px;
      color: olive;

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