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# @react-md/icon

Create icons using a font-icon library like material-icons or font-awesome or plain old accessible SVG icons. There are also a few additional helpers to creating animating rotating icons and separating text from an icon.

# Installation

$ npm install --save @react-md/icon

It is also recommended to install the other packages if you have not done so:

$ npm install --save @react-md/theme @react-md/typography

# Pre-made material icons

If you would like to have access to all material icons as existing components instead of having to manually remember the correct children to provide or the correct path, you can install the @react-md/material-icons package. This will include all material icons as font and SVGs.

# Usage

Even though the FontIcon and SVGIcon components are the "main" exports for this package, they are more utility components and probably won't be used much once you set up your own icon system. The real exports are going to be the TextIconSpacing and IconRotator components.

The TextIconSpacing component is used to add spacing between an icon and some "text" where the text can be any renderable element. The IconRotator is used to animate an icon rotation such as expander or collapse icons.

123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627import React from "react";
import { render } from "react-dom";
import { FontIcon, TextIconSpacing } from "@react-md/icon";
import { Text } from "@react-md/typography";

// the Text component is optional, it'll just add better typography
// than normal text.
const App = () => (
  <>
    // creates an icon spaced before the "Go Home" text
    <TextIconSpacing icon={<FontIcon>home</FontIcon>}>
      <Text>Go Home</Text>
    </TextIconSpacing>
    // creates an icon spaced after the "Go Home" text
    <TextIconSpacing icon={<FontIcon>home</FontIcon>} iconAfter>
      <Text>Go Home</Text>
    </TextIconSpacing>
    // it can also be combined
    <TextIconSpacing icon={<FontIcon>arrow_back</FontIcon>}>
      <TextIconSpacing icon={<FontIcon>home</FontIcon>} iconAfter>
        <Text>Go Home</Text>
      </TextIconSpacing>
    </TextIconSpacing>
  </>
);

render(<App />, document.getElementById("root"));

This package's icon component usage is really only helpful when generating icon components through an external script or using font icons. However, here are a few examples of using the FontIcon and SVGIcon components:

12345678910111213141516171819import React from "react";
import { render } from "react-dom";
import { FontIcon, SVGIcon } from "@react-md/icon";

// When using font icons, you'll need to make sure they icon fonts have been
// correctly included in your app. Check out the documentation site for more
// info

const App = () => (
  <>
    <FontIcon>home</FontIcon>
    <FontIcon iconClassName="fa fa-github" aria-label="Github" />
    <SVGIcon title="Face">
      <path d="M9 11.75c-.69 0-1.25.56-1.25 1.25s.56 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25-.56 1.25-1.25-.56-1.25-1.25-1.25zm6 0c-.69 0-1.25.56-1.25 1.25s.56 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25-.56 1.25-1.25-.56-1.25-1.25-1.25zM12 2C6.48 2 2 6.48 2 12s4.48 10 10 10 10-4.48 10-10S17.52 2 12 2zm0 18c-4.41 0-8-3.59-8-8 0-.29.02-.58.05-.86 2.36-1.05 4.23-2.98 5.21-5.37C11.07 8.33 14.05 10 17.42 10c.78 0 1.53-.09 2.25-.26.21.71.33 1.47.33 2.26 0 4.41-3.59 8-8 8z" />
    </SVGIcon>
  </>
);

render(<App />, document.getElementById("root"));