Displays an icon. The following icon suites are available:



Icons can be displayed using the <ons-icon> element. To specify the icon you also need to defined the icon attribute.

The following code will display a Material Design face icon.


Available icons

There are three kinds of icons available in Onsen UI:

The icon attribute is prefixed with fa- for Font Awesome, md- for Material Icons and ion- for Ionicons.

Ionicons are good for iOS apps while the Material Icons work best for apps using Material Design.

Since Onsen UI renders differently based on the platform there is a special syntax to also select the icons based on platform:

  icon="ion-ios-menu, material:md-menu">

This code will automatically render as a md-menu icon on Android devices and as ion-ios-menu on iOS devices.

Changing size and color

To change the size of the icon you can use the size attribute.


Since the icon is a font, changing the color is as easy as changing the font size:

  style="color: red">

Rotating and spinning

To make the icon spin, the spin attribute is added.


The icon can be rotated using the rotate attribute. The supported rotations are 90, 180 and 270 degrees.


Using with other components

Icons are often used inside other components. To add an icon to a button all you need to do is put it inside the <ons-button> element.

  <ons-icon icon="md-face"></ons-icon>

Of course you can also put it in toolbar buttons and floating action buttons:

  <ons-icon icon="md-menu"></ons-icon>

  <ons-icon icon="md-plus"></ons-icon>

See also

Name Type Description
icon String

The icon name. "md-" prefix for Material Icons, "fa-" for Font Awesome and "ion-" prefix for Ionicons. See all available icons on the element description (at the top). Icons can also be styled based on modifier presence. Add comma-separated icons with "modifierName:" prefix. The code <ons-icon icon="ion-edit, material:md-edit"></ons-icon> will display "md-edit" for Material Design and "ion-edit" as the default icon. fa- prefix is added automatically if none is provided. Check See also section for more information.

size String

The sizes of the icon. Valid values are lg, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, or in the size in pixels. Icons can also be styled based on modifier presence. Add comma-separated icons with "modifierName:" prefix. The code:

    size="32px, material:24px">

will render as a 24px icon if the "material" modifier is present and 32px otherwise.

rotate Number Number of degrees to rotate the icon. Valid values are 90, 180 and 270. Optional.
fixed-width Boolean
When used in a list, you want the icons to have the same width so that they align vertically by defining this attribute. Optional.
spin Specify whether the icon should be spinning. Optional.

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