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react-fontawesome

Font Awesome 5 React component

This API is in early alpha stages and is likely to change

Installation

$ npm i --save @fortawesome/fontawesome
$ npm i --save @fortawesome/react-fontawesome

or

$ yarn add @fortawesome/fontawesome
$ yarn add @fortawesome/react-fontawesome

Usag

The basics

The icon property of the FontAwesomeIcon component can be used in the following way:

Shorthand that assumes a prefix of fas:

<FontAwesomeIcon icon="spinner" />

Explicit prefix (note the Vue bind shorthand because this uses an array):

<FontAwesomeIcon icon={['far', 'spinner']} />

Explicit icon definition (this is pseudo-code, see examples below for more detail):

import { faCoffee } from '@fortawesome/fontawesome-free-solid'

<FontAwesomeIcon icon={faCoffee} />

Using it with React

Using an explicit icon offers the advantage of only bundling the icons that you use in your final bundled file. This allows us to subset Font Awesome's thousands of icons to just the small number that are normally used.

Import the specific icons that you need:

import ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import FontAwesomeIcon from '@fortawesome/react-fontawesome'
import { faCoffee } from '@fortawesome/fontawesome-free-solid'

const element = (
  <FontAwesomeIcon icon={faCoffee}>
)

ReactDOM.render(element, document.body)

It can be tedious to always import the icons individually so a library can be configured and shorthand can be used when rendering the icon.

Define a library that can be used without explicit imports:

App.js

import ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import fontawesome from '@fortawesome/fontawesome'
import brands from '@fortawesome/fontawesome-free-brands'
import { faSpinner } from '@fortawesome/fontawesome-free-solid'

fontawesome.library.add(brands, faSpinner)

const element = (
  <div id="app">
    <!-- If you are using the "Solid" style you can simply use the icon name -->
    <FontAwesomeIcon icon="spinner" />
    <!-- Using another style needs a prefix in the following array format -->
    <FontAwesomeIcon icon={['fab', 'font-awesome']} />
  </div>
)

Features

Basic

Spin and pulse animation:

<FontAwesomeIcon icon="spinner" spin />
<FontAwesomeIcon icon="spinner" pulse />

Fixed width:

<FontAwesomeIcon icon="spinner" fixed-width />

Border:

<FontAwesomeIcon icon="spinner" border />

List items:

<FontAwesomeIcon icon="spinner" list-item />

Flip horizontally, vertically, or both:

<FontAwesomeIcon icon="spinner" flip="horizontal" />
<FontAwesomeIcon icon="spinner" flip="vertical" />
<FontAwesomeIcon icon="spinner" flip="both" />

Size:

<FontAwesomeIcon icon="spinner" size="xs" />
<FontAwesomeIcon icon="spinner" size="lg" />
<FontAwesomeIcon icon="spinner" size="6x" />

Rotate:

<FontAwesomeIcon icon="spinner" rotate={90} />
<FontAwesomeIcon icon="spinner" rotate={180} />
<FontAwesomeIcon icon="spinner" rotate={270} />

Pull left or right:

<FontAwesomeIcon icon="spinner" pull="left" />
<FontAwesomeIcon icon="spinner" pull="right" />

Your own class names:

<FontAwesomeIcon icon="spinner" className="highlight" />

Advanced

Power Transforms:

<FontAwesomeIcon icon="spinner" transform="shrink-6 left-4" />
<FontAwesomeIcon icon="spinner" transform={{ rotate: 42 }} />

Composition:

<FontAwesomeIcon icon="coffee" compose={['far', 'circle']} />

Symbols:

<FontAwesomeIcon icon="edit" symbol />
<FontAwesomeIcon icon="edit" symbol="edit-icon" />
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