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Icon

Icons help communicate meaning, actions, status, or feedback.

Examples

The <SvgIcon> component is a re-usable component that wraps its children in an <svg> element. This component is used by each individual icon component listed below.

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Changing icon color

Icon components support a few built-in color options that can be applied by using one of the following utility classes.

If you need a different color for an icon, you can pass a custom class to an icon component through the class prop. Then, in your application CSS, set the color prop.

ColorCSS utility ClassExample
Primaryds-c-icon-color--primary
Inverseds-c-icon-color--inverse
Errords-c-icon-color--error
Warnds-c-icon-color--warn
Successds-c-icon-color--success

Changing icon size

Icon components use ems for their height and width and can thereby be sized by changing the font-size of the SVG element.

It is recommended that the font-size utilities be used.

SizeExample
Small
Default
Large
Extra Large
2x Large
3x Large
4x Large
5x Large

Creating custom icons

The <SvgIcon> component can be used for other custom icons. It allows you to pass in the SVG child elements. This component is recommended if you want built-in accessibility features and standard icon styles.

In the example below, the <SvgIcon> component is used with a custom path.

Code

React

React Properties Documentation
NameTypeDefaultDescription
ariaHiddenbooleantrue

Describes the value of the aria-hidden attribute on the SVG. Defaulted to true with the assumption that most icons are decorative. If the icon does not have any associated label text, set this to false and ensure a title is provided for improved accessibility.

classNamestring

Additional CSS classes to be added to the svg element

childrenrequiredReact.ReactNode

The elements that make up the SVG

descriptionstring

Long-text description of any SVG. Use for complex icons, otherwise title prop will suffice.

idstring

A custom id attribute for the SVG

inversedbooleanfalse

If true sets inverse fill color.

titlerequiredstring

The descriptive name for the SVG icon

viewBoxstring

A string describing the viewbox of the SVG.

It is recommended that the icon is centered and fill up the default viewport size. See this blog post for further explanation on viewBox and how to use it.

Styles

The following Sass variables can be overridden to customize Icon components:

Sass variables for icon
VariableDefault Core Theme Value
$icon__color__error$color-error
$icon__color--inverse$color-white
$icon__color--primary$color-primary
$icon__color--success$color-green
$icon__color--warn$color-gold

Guidance

Accessibility

The <SvgIcon> component has built-in accessibility features including:

  • a built-in title attribute. For any specific exported icon, the title attribute is defaulted, but can be overwritten.
  • focusable="false" which prevents the icon from being focusable
  • role="img" which tells assistive technologies that the icon's purpose is as an image
  • optional description attribute which can be used for a more detailed explanation of the icon's contents. Meant to be used to provide more detail than just the title
  • an availableariaHidden attribute which can be used if the icon's context is described elsewhere. For example, if the icon is part of a button with text, the text may provide the text description instead of the icon component.