Icon

Chakra provides multiple ways to use icons in your project:

🚨 Avoid passing onClick handlers to icon components. If you need a clickable icon, use the IconButton instead.

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Using Chakra UI icons#

Chakra provides a set of commonly used interface icons you can use in your project. To use these icons, install @chakra-ui/icons, import the icons you need and style them.

Installation#

npm i @chakra-ui/icons
# or
yarn add @chakra-ui/icons

Usage#

import { PhoneIcon, AddIcon, WarningIcon } from '@chakra-ui/icons'
// The default icon size is 1em (16px)
<PhoneIcon />
// Use the `boxSize` prop to change the icon size
<AddIcon w={6} h={6} />
// Use the `color` prop to change the icon color
<WarningIcon w={8} h={8} color="red.500" />

All icons#

Below is a list of all of the icons in the library, along with the corresponding component names:

Using a third-party icon library#

To use third-party icon libraries like react-icons, here are the steps:

  1. Import the Icon component from @chakra-ui/react
  2. Pass the desired third party icon into the as prop
// 1. Import
import { Icon } from "@chakra-ui/react"
import { MdSettings } from "react-icons/md"
// 2. Use the `as` prop
function Example() {
return <Icon as={MdSettings} />
}

Some examples#

<HStack>
{/* The default icon size is 1em (16px) */}
<Icon as={MdSettings} />
{/* Use the `boxSize` prop to change the icon size */}
<Icon as={MdReceipt} w={6} h={6} />
{/* Use the `color` prop to change the icon color */}
<Icon as={MdGroupWork} w={8} h={8} color="red.500" />
</HStack>

Creating your custom icons#

Chakra provides two methods for creating your custom icons:

They can be imported from @chakra-ui/react:

import { Icon, createIcon } from "@chakra-ui/react"

Both Icon and createIcon enable you to style the icon using style props.

Using the Icon component#

The Icon component renders as an svg element.

<Icon viewBox="0 0 200 200" color="red.500">
<path
fill="currentColor"
d="M 100, 100 m -75, 0 a 75,75 0 1,0 150,0 a 75,75 0 1,0 -150,0"
/>
</Icon>

This enables you to define your own custom icon components:

const CircleIcon = (props) => (
<Icon viewBox="0 0 200 200" {...props}>
<path
fill="currentColor"
d="M 100, 100 m -75, 0 a 75,75 0 1,0 150,0 a 75,75 0 1,0 -150,0"
/>
</Icon>
)

And style them with style props:

<HStack>
{/* The default icon size is 1em (16px) */}
<CircleIcon />
{/* Use the `boxSize` prop to change the icon size */}
<CircleIcon boxSize={6} />
{/* Use the `color` prop to change the icon color */}
<CircleIcon boxSize={8} color="red.500" />
</HStack>

Using the createIcon function#

The createIcon function is a convenience wrapper around the process of generating icons with Icon, allowing you to achieve the same functionality with less effort.

import { createIcon } from "@chakra-ui/icons"
// using `path`
export const UpDownIcon = createIcon({
displayName: "UpDownIcon",
viewBox: "0 0 200 200",
// path can also be an array of elements, if you have multiple paths, lines, shapes, etc.
path: (
<path
fill="currentColor"
d="M 100, 100 m -75, 0 a 75,75 0 1,0 150,0 a 75,75 0 1,0 -150,0"
/>
),
})
// OR using the `d` value of a path (the path definition) directly
export const UpDownIcon = createIcon({
displayName: "UpDownIcon",
viewBox: "0 0 200 200",
d: "M 100, 100 m -75, 0 a 75,75 0 1,0 150,0 a 75,75 0 1,0 -150,0",
})

Tips for generating your own icons#

  • Export icons as svg from Figma, Sketch, etc.
  • Use a tool like SvgOmg to reduce the size and minify the markup.

Fallback Icon#

When children is not provided, the Icon component renders a fallback icon.

<Icon />

Props#

Icon props#

NameTypeDefaultDescription
viewBoxstring0 0 24 24The viewBox of the icon.
boxSizestring1emThe size (width and height) of the icon.
colorstringcurrentColorThe color of the icon.
focusablebooleanfalseDenotes that the icon is not an interactive element, and only used for presentation.
rolepresentation, imgpresentationThe html role of the icon.
childrenReact.ReactNodeThe Path or Group of the icon

createIcon options#

defaultProps

Description

Default props automatically passed to the component; overwriteable

Type
IconProps

displayName

Description

The display name useful in the dev tools

Type
string

path

Description

The svg path or group element

Type
React.ReactElement | React.ReactElement[]

viewBox

Description

The icon svg viewBox

Type
string
Default
"0 0 24 24"
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