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The IconPacks library contains controls to use awesome icons from

for WPF and UWP apps in a simple way.

It's not necessary to install MahApps.Metro (for WPF), but it makes your application nicer.


Want to say thanks?

This framework is free and can be used for free, open source and commercial applications. It's tested and contributed by many people... So mainly hit the ⭐️ button, that's all... thx :shipit: (💵, 💶, 🍺 or some other gifts are also being accepted...).


To install the IconPacks, run the following commands in the NuGet Package Manager Console or install it with the NuGet Package Manager extension.

  • MahApps.Metro.IconPacks includes all Icons in one package NuGet package
    PM> Install-Package MahApps.Metro.IconPacks
  • MahApps.Metro.IconPacks.Material with this NuGet package
    PM> Install-Package MahApps.Metro.IconPacks.Material
  • MahApps.Metro.IconPacks.MaterialLight with this NuGet package
    PM> Install-Package MahApps.Metro.IconPacks.MaterialLight
  • MahApps.Metro.IconPacks.FontAwesome with this NuGet package
    PM> Install-Package MahApps.Metro.IconPacks.FontAwesome
  • MahApps.Metro.IconPacks.Octicons with this NuGet package
    PM> Install-Package MahApps.Metro.IconPacks.Octicons
  • MahApps.Metro.IconPacks.Modern with this NuGet package
    PM> Install-Package MahApps.Metro.IconPacks.Modern
  • MahApps.Metro.IconPacks.Entypo with this NuGet package
    PM> Install-Package MahApps.Metro.IconPacks.Entypo
  • MahApps.Metro.IconPacks.SimpleIcons with this NuGet package
    PM> Install-Package MahApps.Metro.IconPacks.SimpleIcons


If you want all icons together then just install the MahApps.Metro.IconPacks NuGet package. You can also only install one of the icon packs if you don't need them all.

<iconPacks:PackIconMaterial Kind="EmoticonCool" />
<iconPacks:PackIconMaterialLight Kind="Heart" />
<iconPacks:PackIconFontAwesome Kind="FontAwesomeBrands" />
<iconPacks:PackIconOcticons Kind="MarkGithub" />
<iconPacks:PackIconModern Kind="ThumbsUp" />
<iconPacks:PackIconEntypo Kind="EmojiHappy" />
<iconPacks:PackIconSimpleIcons Kind="StackOverflow" />


The Xaml namespace for all icon packs is:


and for the UWP packages:


IconPacks Browser

If you have no idea which icon you're supposed to take, then you can use the IconPacks Browser. You can search in every IconPacks and copy a raw Xaml code snippet to the clipboard.

You can download the latest version of the browser at the release page (a zipped pre-compiled .NET executable is available).

WPF Sample

<Window x:Class="IconPacksTest.App"
        Title="IconPacks" Height="300" Width="300">

     <iconPacks:PackIconMaterial Kind="EmoticonCool" VerticalAlignment="Center" HorizontalAlignment="Center" />


UWP Sample

<Page x:Class="MahApps.Metro.IconPacks.Test.App.MainPage"

    <Grid Background="{ThemeResource ApplicationPageBackgroundThemeBrush}">
        <iconPacks:PackIconFontAwesome Width="32"
                                       Kind="AddressBookRegular" />


MarkupExtension (only for WPF)

A faster way to get a Button (or any other ContentControl) with an Icon is to use the MarkupExtension(s).

If you want e.g. a Button with an Icon from the PackIconFontAwesome then you can do this one:

<Button Content="{iconPacks:FontAwesome StarRegular}" />

<!-- or -->

<Button Content="{iconPacks:FontAwesome Kind=StarRegular}" />

It's also possible to change some properties of the icon itself like this:

<Button Content="{iconPacks:FontAwesome SpinnerSolid, Width=32, Height=32, Spin=True}" />

It's also possible to use a general (generic) MarkupExtension:

<Button Content="{iconPacks:PackIcon {x:Static iconPacks:PackIconMaterialKind.Cookie}, Width=32, Height=32}" />

Breaking change 1.9.x -> 2.0

The MarkupExtension class names had to be renamed, cause the old ones doesn't worked well with the Visual Studio Designer (#29, #30).


<Button Content="{iconPacks:PackIconFontAwesome Kind=StarRegular}" />


<Button Content="{iconPacks:FontAwesome Kind=StarRegular}" />


Property Description
Kind Gets or sets the icon to display. Each IconPack has it's own icon type and an enumeration for it.
Flip Gets or sets the flip orientation. Possible values are Normal, Horizontal, Vertical or Both from the enumeration type PackIconFlipOrientation.
Rotation Gets or sets the rotation (angle) of the inner icon. Possible values are 0-360.
Spin Gets or sets a value indicating whether the inner icon is spinning (rotating) (true or false).
SpinDuration Gets or sets the duration of the spinning animation (in seconds). This will also restart the spin animation and works only if Spin property is set to true.
SpinEasingFunction Gets or sets the EasingFunction (IEasingFunction) of the spinning animation. This will also restart the spin animation and works only if Spin property is set to true.
SpinAutoReverse Gets or sets the AutoReverse of the spinning animation. This will also restart the spin animation and works only if Spin property is set to true.
Control.Properties All public properties of Control, e.g. Width and Height

Custom Styles

Sometimes it's necessary to change some properties for all used icon pack controls. All controls have styles which can be use for global changes or anything else.

For the MahApps.Metro.IconPacks you can e.g. create a custom resource dictionary (called here CustomIconPacksStyles.xaml) and add it to the App.xaml resource tag.

<Application x:Class="IconPacksTest.App"
                <!-- some other resources -->
                <!-- your custom icon resource -->
                <ResourceDictionary Source="pack://application:,,,/IconPacksTest;component/Resources/CustomIconPacksStyles.xaml" />


Here is the resource dictionary content for all IconPacks in this sample (for CustomIconPacksStyles.xaml).

<ResourceDictionary xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"

        <!-- reference all necessary original resource dictionaries -->
        <ResourceDictionary Source="pack://application:,,,/MahApps.Metro.IconPacks;component/Themes/PackIconMaterial.xaml" />
        <ResourceDictionary Source="pack://application:,,,/MahApps.Metro.IconPacks;component/Themes/PackIconMaterialLight.xaml" />
        <ResourceDictionary Source="pack://application:,,,/MahApps.Metro.IconPacks;component/Themes/PackIconFontAwesome.xaml" />
        <ResourceDictionary Source="pack://application:,,,/MahApps.Metro.IconPacks;component/Themes/PackIconOcticons.xaml" />
        <ResourceDictionary Source="pack://application:,,,/MahApps.Metro.IconPacks;component/Themes/PackIconModern.xaml" />
        <ResourceDictionary Source="pack://application:,,,/MahApps.Metro.IconPacks;component/Themes/PackIconEntypo.xaml" />
        <ResourceDictionary Source="pack://application:,,,/MahApps.Metro.IconPacks;component/Themes/PackIconSimpleIcons.xaml" />

    <!-- now make some global changes for the icon pack controls without using new keys -->

    <Style TargetType="{x:Type iconPacks:PackIconMaterial}" BasedOn="{StaticResource MahApps.Metro.Styles.PackIconMaterial}">
        <Setter Property="Width" Value="32" />
        <Setter Property="Height" Value="32" />

    <Style TargetType="{x:Type iconPacks:PackIconMaterialLight}" BasedOn="{StaticResource MahApps.Metro.Styles.PackIconMaterialLight}">
        <Setter Property="Width" Value="28" />
        <Setter Property="Height" Value="28" />

    <Style TargetType="{x:Type iconPacks:PackIconFontAwesome}" BasedOn="{StaticResource MahApps.Metro.Styles.PackIconFontAwesome}">
        <Setter Property="Width" Value="24" />
        <Setter Property="Height" Value="24" />

    <Style TargetType="{x:Type iconPacks:PackIconOcticons}" BasedOn="{StaticResource MahApps.Metro.Styles.PackIconOcticons}">
        <Setter Property="Width" Value="48" />
        <Setter Property="Height" Value="48" />

    <Style TargetType="{x:Type iconPacks:PackIconModern}" BasedOn="{StaticResource MahApps.Metro.Styles.PackIconModern}">
        <Setter Property="HorizontalAlignment" Value="Center" />

    <Style TargetType="{x:Type iconPacks:PackIconEntypo}" BasedOn="{StaticResource MahApps.Metro.Styles.PackIconEntypo}">
        <Setter Property="VerticalAlignment" Value="Center" />
        <Setter Property="HorizontalAlignment" Value="Center" />

    <Style TargetType="{x:Type iconPacks:PackIconSimpleIcons}" BasedOn="{StaticResource MahApps.Metro.Styles.PackIconSimpleIcons}">
        <Setter Property="VerticalAlignment" Value="Center" />
        <Setter Property="HorizontalAlignment" Value="Center" />


If you use the IconPack with all included icons you can also use this resource dictionary:

<ResourceDictionary Source="pack://application:,,,/MahApps.Metro.IconPacks;component/Themes/IconPacks.xaml" />

Strong naming

MahApps.Metro.IconPacks will not be strong-named.


Strong-named assemblies are only useful in some rare scenarios. If you need strong-named assembly then you can compile the source by yourself ore use the Strong Namer from Daniel Plaisted @dsplaisted or Strong-Name Signer from Werner van Deventer @brutaldev.

More informations about the reason of this decision can be found here: