The Quasar Icon component allows you to easily insert icons within other components or any other area of your pages, as you’d like.
Quasar currently supports: Material Icons out of the box, but you can add Font Awesome, Ionicons and IcoMoon. Learn how to include the last three (which are optional) by reading on.

Importing the required font icons is required in order to make them work. Read Importing Icons section for more details.

Please submit a request if your favorite font icon is not listed here.

Basic Usage

Let’s take a look at how we can use QIcon component. (Do not forget to check down below how to import the icons, otherwise they won’t show up!)

<!-- Material icons have no prefix -->
<q-icon name="thumb_up" />

<!-- Ionicons have "ion-" prefix -->
<q-icon name="ion-heart" />

<!-- Fontawesome icons have "fa-" prefix -->
<q-icon name="fa-id-card" />

<!-- IcoMoon icons have "icon-" prefix -->
<q-icon name="icon-chrome" />

or if you prefer the non self-closing tag version
which allows to add a QPopover or QTooltip:
<q-icon name="thumb_up">
<q-tooltip>Some tooltip</q-tooltip>

There are cases where you want to differentiate icons displayed based on the Quasar theme you are using, so you can use mat and ios props. This is practical for cross-platform application development where you use different themes for each platform.

<q-icon mat="settings" ios="ion-ios-gear-outline" />

For “icon” properties on different Quasar components you won’t have the means to specify an icon for each platform, but you can achieve the same effect with:

:icon="$q.theme === 'mat' ? 'settings' : 'ion-ios-gear-outline'"

Vue Properties

Vue PropertyTypeDescription
nameStringThe name of the icon to be used (for both Quasar themes).
iosStringThe name of the icon to be used for Quasar iOS theme only.
matStringThe name of the icon to be used for Quasar Material theme only.
colorStringOne color from the Quasar Color Palette.
sizeStringExample: ‘12px’, ‘3.2rem’, ‘14pt’.

If you add the name prop, it overrides the ios and mat props.

Size & Colors

All icons are font icons. This means that you can change size by manipulating font-size CSS property. And also, they inherit the current CSS color used.

<q-icon name="mail" style="font-size: 25px" />

<div style="color: #a2e2e3">
<!-- inheriting color #a2e2e3: -->
<q-icon name="alarm" />

Colors from the Quasar Color Palette can be specified in two ways:

<q-icon name="mail" class="text-red" />
<!-- or by using `color` prop: -->
<q-icon name="alarm" color="red" />
<q-icon name="alarm" color="green-2" />

There’s also a “size” property:

<q-icon name="wifi" size="2rem" />
<q-icon name="delete" size="24px" />

Importing Icons

The only required icon font is “Material Icons” one. The other (Fontawesome or Ionicons) are optional. In order for you to be able to use them, you have two options: either use quasar-extras npm package, or add the appropriate CDN (Content Delivery Network) links in <head> of your index.html.

If you are building a website only, then CDN approach can be an option you can follow. However, when building a mobile or Electron app, you will most likely do not want to depend on an Internet connection, so it’s best that you import directly from quasar-extras.

Due to the license of IcoMoon and its custom build option, this icon font is not provided by quasar-extras. You will need to use their website to create your custom icon font files and then copy them to your app’s folder and import them (src/main.js would probably be a good place).

Importing from “quasar-extras”

File: main.js
Remember only material-icons is required,
unless you use CDN to link to it.
import 'quasar-extras/material-icons'
import 'quasar-extras/ionicons'
import 'quasar-extras/fontawesome'

Including from CDN

If you want to make use of CDNs (Content Delivery Network), all you need is to include style tags in your index.html which point to the CDN URL.

The example link tag below would include Font Awesome v4.7.0 icons. Do a Google search for CDNs to make sure you include the latest version. Following are just examples.

<!-- in `index.html` -->


<!-- CDN example for Material Icons -->

<!-- CDN example for Fontawesome -->

<!-- CDN example for Ioniocns -->

More Examples

With HTML native style attribute:

<q-icon name="thumb_up" style="font-size: 5rem;" />

With HTML native class attribute:

<q-icon name="thumb_up" class="big-icon" />

To create the necessary CSS class, you would need to define the class within your component’s style section as below. Watch for CSS class clashes though.

<style lang="stylus">
font-size: 5rem