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Built-in Font and SVG Icons

Telerik UI for Blazor provides a large set of built-in icons. There are two ways to consume and render them - as font icons or as SVG icons. It is also possible to use custom icons, or define an application-wide setting, which affects the type of icons in all Telerik Blazor components.

This article contains the following sections:

TelerikFontIcon replaced the TelerikIcon component in version 4.0. The ImageUrl and SpriteClass parameters are no longer supported.

How Icons Work

The Telerik Blazor components use built-in icons with the help of two NuGet packages. They are installed automatically as dependencies of the Telerik.UI.for.Blazor package:

  • Telerik.FontIcons - defines the FontIcon enum for easier usage of built-in font icons
  • Telerik.SvgIcons - defines the ISvgIcon interface and the SvgIcon static class for built-in SVG icons

To use the icons, import one or both namespaces, for example in _Imports.razor:

Register Telerik Blazor icon namespaces

@using Telerik.FontIcons
@using Telerik.SvgIcons

Some components provide icon-related parameters, which can rely on the above packages and namespaces too. For example:

Icon parameter in Telerik Blazor components

<TelerikButton Icon="@FontIcon.Save">Button with font icon</TelerikButton>

<GridCommandButton Icon="@SvgIcon.Save">Command Button with SVG icon</GridCommandButton>

Usually, the app will use only one type of icons. However, it is possible to use standalone Icon components of both types at the same time. The sections below discuss these standalone components.

FontIcon Component

The TelerikFontIcon component can show a built-in Telerik Blazor font icon or a custom font icon. Here are the available configuration parameters:

Parameter Type and Default Value Description
Flip IconFlip enum
(None)
The icon's flip direction, which allows to mirror (turn over) the image horizontally, vertically, or in both directions.
Icon FontIcon enum Any of the built-in Telerik Blazor font icons. This parameter takes precedence over IconClass, if both are set.
IconClass string Custom CSS class for a custom third-party icon. Do not use together with the Icon parameter.
Size string
("md")
Any of the predefined icon sizes (from "xs" to "xxxl"). It is possible to set the parameter value to raw strings such as "lg", "md" or "sm". However, we recommend using the properties of the static ThemeConstants.FontIcon.Size class.
ThemeColor string Any of the predefined icon colors. Use the static ThemeConstants.FontIcon.ThemeColor class properties. By default, the icon color will inherit the current CSS text color.

Using TelerikFontIcon

<TelerikFontIcon Icon="@FontIcon.FileAudio" />

<span style="color: red;">
    <TelerikFontIcon Icon="@FontIcon.Save" Size="lg" Flip="@IconFlip.Vertical" />
</span>

<TelerikFontIcon IconClass="my-custom-icon" />

<style>
    .my-custom-icon {
        /* define a background image or a custom font icon here */
        background: purple;
    }
</style>

Set Custom Font Icon Size

In addition to the Size parameter, you can change the size of the rendered icon with custom CSS and the font-size style.

Our font icons are designed on a 16px grid base. For better display quality, use a font size, which is divisible by 16 (32px, 48px and so on).

Increase icon size with CSS

<style>
    .large-icons .k-icon {
        font-size: 32px;
    }
</style>

<div class="large-icons">
    <TelerikFontIcon Icon="@FontIcon.Filter"></TelerikFontIcon>
</div>

<TelerikFontIcon Icon="@FontIcon.Filter"></TelerikFontIcon>

Render Font Icons with HTML

Telerik UI for Blazor shares the same themes with several other Telerik and Kendo UI web component suites. All these products use the same font icons.

You can use the built-in font icons directly via HTML tags, without the <TelerikFontIcon> helper component. Such direct HTML usage may make it easier for you to customize and style icons that you use in your own layouts.

To use the icons directly, review the Kendo UI Web Font Icons Library article. The <TelerikFontIcon> component simply drops the k-i- CSS class prefix to make it easier for you.

Use Kendo font icons directly

<span class="k-icon k-i-check k-flip-h k-flip-v"></span>

is the same as

<TelerikFontIcon Icon="@FontIcon.Check" Flip="@IconFlip.Both" />

SvgIcon Component

The TelerikSvgIcon component can show a built-in Telerik Blazor SVG icon or a custom SVG icon. Here are the available configuration parameters:

Parameter Type and Default Value Description
Flip IconFlip enum
(None)
The icon's flip direction, which allows to mirror (turn over) the image horizontally, vertically, or in both directions.
Icon ISvgIcon Assign a property of the SvgIcon static class to use any of the built-in Telerik Blazor font icons. Alternatively, implement your own custom SVG Icon class.
Size string
("md")
Any of the predefined icon sizes (from "xs" to "xxxl"). It is possible to set the parameter value to raw strings such as "lg", "md" or "sm". However, we recommend using the properties of the static ThemeConstants.SvgIcon.Size class.
ChildContent RenderFragment The HTML markup of a custom SVG icon. Do not use together with Icon.
ThemeColor string Any of the predefined icon colors. Use the static ThemeConstants.SvgIcon.ThemeColor class properties.

Using TelerikSvgIcon

<TelerikSvgIcon Icon="@SvgIcon.Calendar" />

<TelerikSvgIcon Icon="@SvgIcon.FileAudio"
                Size="@ThemeConstants.SvgIcon.Size.Large"
                ThemeColor="@ThemeConstants.SvgIcon.ThemeColor.Primary" />

Render Custom SVG Icons with HTML

The TelerikSvgIcon component can accommodate a complete <svg> tag as its ChildContent. In this way, you have full control over the SVG icon rendering, while using the other component parameters, such as Flip or Size.

Do not set the Icon parameter in this case.

Using custom SVG Icon

<TelerikSvgIcon Flip="@IconFlip.Horizontal">
    <svg width="16" height="17" viewBox="0 0 16 17" fill="none" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
        <title>moon</title>
        <path d="M8.85028 16.5C11.3178 16.5 13.5715 15.3773 15.0646 13.5378C15.2854 13.2656 15.0446 12.8681 14.7032 12.9331C10.8219 13.6723 7.25756 10.6963 7.25756 6.77825C7.25756 4.52131 8.46575 2.44591 10.4294 1.32844C10.7321 1.15619 10.6559 0.697281 10.312 0.63375C9.82984 0.544842 9.34057 0.500073 8.85028 0.5C4.43437 0.5 0.850281 4.07847 0.850281 8.5C0.850281 12.9159 4.42875 16.5 8.85028 16.5Z" fill="black"></path>
    </svg>
</TelerikSvgIcon>

Use Custom SVG Icon Collection

The Icon parameter of TelerikSvgIcon expects an ISvgIcon object. This is a public interface, together with the SvgIconBase class. You can use them to create a collection of custom SVG icons.

The ISvgIcon interface members are:

Member Type Description
Name string The identifier of the SVG icon. The component renders it as a k-svg-i-name CSS class.
Content string All <path> tags inside the <svg> tag.
ViewBox string The viewBox attribute value of the <svg> tag.

Define custom SVG icon collection

<TelerikSvgIcon Icon="@MySvgIcons.Moon" />

@code {
    public class Moon : SvgIconBase
    {
        public Moon()
        {
            Name = "moon";
            Content = "<path d=\"M8.85028 16.5C11.3178 16.5 13.5715 15.3773 15.0646 13.5378C15.2854 13.2656 15.0446 12.8681 14.7032 12.9331C10.8219 13.6723 7.25756 10.6963 7.25756 6.77825C7.25756 4.52131 8.46575 2.44591 10.4294 1.32844C10.7321 1.15619 10.6559 0.697281 10.312 0.63375C9.82984 0.544842 9.34057 0.500073 8.85028 0.5C4.43437 0.5 0.850281 4.07847 0.850281 8.5C0.850281 12.9159 4.42875 16.5 8.85028 16.5Z\" fill=\"rgb(31, 31, 31)\" />";
            ViewBox = "0 0 16 17";
        }
    }

    public static class MySvgIcons
    {
        public static ISvgIcon Moon => new Moon();
        //public static ISvgIcon AnotherIcon => new AnotherIcon();
    }
}

Set Global Icon Type

It is possible to configure the icon type for the whole application:

  1. Locate the <TelerikRootComponent> tag in the Blazor app. Normally, it's in a layout file such as MainLayout.razor or TelerikLayout.razor.
  2. Set the TelerikRootComponent IconType parameter to an IconType enum value - Svg or Font.

The default icon type is Font. We plan to switch it to Svg in mid 2023 for better display.

The global IconType setting does not affect <TelerikFontIcon> and <TelerikSvgIcon> instances in the app. It will toggle the icon type of all other components, such as Button, Grid, etc.

Define global icon type via TelerikRootComponent

<TelerikRootComponent IconType="@IconType.Svg">
    @Body
</TelerikRootComponent>

Icons List

Here is a list of all available built-in icons in Telerik UI for Blazor.

To define an icon with C# syntax, remove the "k-i-" part and use a PascalCase name. For example, k-i-caret-tr will become FontIcon.CaretTr or SvgIcon.CaretTr.

Built-in Telerik Blazor Icons

Please allow a few seconds for all icons to render. It is also possible to open the frame as a standalone web page.

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