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Button Icons

You can add a Telerik Font or SVG icon to the Button to illustrate its purpose by using the Icon parameter.

Icon Parameter

The Icon parameter type is object and it accepts:

  • A property of the static SvgIcon class;
  • A member of the FontIcon enum;
  • A string that is a CSS class for a custom icon.

Make sure to register font-icons.css if using Telerik font icons.

How to use icons in Telerik Button

<TelerikButton Icon="@SvgIcon.Export">SVG Icon</TelerikButton>

<TelerikButton Icon="@FontIcon.Filter">Font Icon</TelerikButton>

<TelerikButton Icon="@( "my-icon" )">Custom Icon</TelerikButton>

    .my-icon {
        /* define a background image or a custom font icon here */
        background: purple;
        /* dimensions and other base styles will usually come from another class */
        width: 1em;
        height: 1em;
        font-size: 16px;

<!-- Load this stylesheet only if using Telerik font icons -->
<link href="" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />


If you don't add text to the button, the button will center the icon on all sides.

You can also add custom icons and images with additional markup inside the Button content, where the text is.

Images used as icons should generally be small enough to fit in a line of text. The button is an inline element and is not designed for large images. If you want to use big icon buttons, consider one of the following options:

  • Define a Class on the button that provides height and width. The width and height can be set in px sufficient to accommodate the icon or to auto,
  • Attach an @onclick handler to an icon/span/img element instead of using a button,
  • Add your own HTML inside the button, something like: <TelerikButton><img style="width: 400px; height: 400px;" src="my-icon.svg" />some text</TelerikButton>

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