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 , Font Awesome, Ionicons, MDI and IcoMoon.

Except for IcoMoon (which has a license), you can either choose to use only one of them or use multiple. Quasar just needs to know which icon set to use for its components.

We’ll see how we can install an icon set in the following section.
Please submit a request if your favorite font icon is not listed here.


If you are building a website only, then using a CDN (Content Delivery Network) approach can be an option you can follow. However, when building a mobile or Electron app, you most likely do not want to depend on an Internet connection, so it’s best that you follow the next steps.

Due to the license of IcoMoon and its custom build option, this icon font is not provided by out of the box. 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 in an app plugin ($ quasar new plugin icomoon).

Adding an Icon Set

First step is to make an icon set available in your website/app. For this, edit /quasar.conf.js:

extras: [

Icon sets are available through quasar-extras package. You don’t need to import it in your app, just configure /quasar.conf.js as indicated.

Adding more than one set (showing all options):

extras: [

Quasar Using an Icon Set

Unless configured otherwise, Quasar uses Material Icons as its icon set for its components. You can however tell Quasar to use some other icon set, but be sure to include that set in your website/app (see step above: Adding an Icon Set).

So let’s say we included Ionicons and we want Quasar to use it for its components. We edit /quasar.conf.js again:

framework: {
iconSet: 'ionicons'

Full Example

Here is an example of including Ionicons & Fontawesome and telling Quasar to use Fontawesome for its components.

extras: [
framework: {
iconSet: 'fontawesome'

This will enable you to use both Ionicons & Fontawesome in your app, and all Quasar components will display Fontawesome icons.

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.template.html which point to the CDN URL.

In case you follow this path, do not also add the icon sets that you want in /quasar.conf.js > extras. Simply edit index.template.html as follows.

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 `/src/index.template.html` -->


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

<!-- CDN example for Fontawesome -->

<!-- CDN example for Ioniocns -->

Using Fontawesome-Pro

If you have a Fontawesome 5 Pro license and want to use it instead Fontawesome Free version. Following this instructions.

  1. Open Linked Accounts section in Fontawesome’s user account page to grab npm TOKENID (login if necessary).
  2. Create or append TOKENID into file .npmrc (file path same as package.json):

  3. Install Fontawesome webfonts:

    # npm install --save or yarn add
    $ npm install --save @fortawesome/fontawesome-pro-webfonts
  4. Create new App plugin:

    $ quasar new plugin fontawesome-pro
  5. Edit /quasar.conf.js:

    plugins: [
    'fontawesome-pro' // Add app plugin
    extras: [
    // 'fontawesome' // Disable free version!
    framework: {
    // if you want Quasar to use Fontawesome for its icons
    iconSet: 'fontawesome-pro' // requires Quasar v0.15.6+
  6. Edit /src/plugins/fontawesome-pro.js:

    import '@fortawesome/fontawesome-pro-webfonts/css/fontawesome.css'
    import '@fortawesome/fontawesome-pro-webfonts/css/fa-solid.css'
    import '@fortawesome/fontawesome-pro-webfonts/css/fa-regular.css'
    // do you want these too?
    // import '@fortawesome/fontawesome-pro-webfonts/css/fa-light.css'
    // import '@fortawesome/fontawesome-pro-webfonts/css/fa-brands.css'

    export default () => {
    // Leave blank or make something cool.

Basic Usage

Let’s take a look at how we can use QIcon component. Do not forget to check above how to Install Icon Sets, 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[s|r|l|b] fa-" prefix -->
<q-icon name="fas fa-id-card" />

<!-- MDI icons have "mdi-" prefix -->
<q-icon name="mdi-account-card-details" />

<!-- 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" />

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

Adding a click event handle. Remember we want to capture a native DOM event and this is a Vue component, so we use the ‘.native’ modifier: