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    Resolver for using with the unplugin-vue-components npm package is designed to create elementary vue components from custom svg icons.

    Vue 3 and Vue 2 are supported, because they are supported by the unplugin-vue-components npm package.

    The same applies to the project's build systems. Vite, Rollup, Webpack and others that unplugin-vue-components package supports are supported.

    custom-icons-resolver contains the necessary declarations to support TypeScript.

    Examples of Vue custom component-icon using custom-icons-resolver:

    Vue custom component-icon examples


    Before installing custom-icons-resolver, you must install unplugin-vue-components, if it is not already installed.

        npm i -D unplugin-vue-components

    Install the plugin custom-icons-resolver

        npm i -D custom-icons-resolver



    Configure vite.config (js or ts)

    Vite + Vue 3 example

    // vite.config.ts (for Vue 3)
    import { defineConfig } from 'vite'
    import vue from '@vitejs/plugin-vue'
    import Components from 'unplugin-vue-components/vite'
    import customIconsResolver from 'custom-icons-resolver'
    export default defineConfig({
      plugins: [
          resolvers: [
              prefix: 'custom-icon', // 'i' by default
              customIconsFolder: 'src/svg-icons', // 'src/icons' by default

    Vite + Vue 2 example

    // vite.config.js (for Vue 2)
    import { createVuePlugin } from 'vite-plugin-vue2'
    import Components from 'unplugin-vue-components/vite'
    import CustomIconsResolver from 'custom-icons-resolver'
    export default {
      plugins: [
          customComponentResolvers: [
              prefix: 'custom-icon', // 'i' by default
              iconsFolderPath: 'src/svg-icons', // 'src/icons' by default

    Vite, Rollup, Webpack and others project's build systems

    For other build systems, custom-icons-resolver is used in the same way. It is specified as a resolver in the corresponding field of options of the unplugin-vue-components plugin. Information about using unplugin-vue-components plugin to a specific build system is available in its documentation.


    viteCustomIconsResolver has two optional parameters:

    • prefix has a default value of 'i'. It can be an empty string.
    • customIconsFolder specifies the path to the folder where the svg icons files are located, and by default points to src/icons folder.

    Requirements for custom svg components

    The name of custom svg components can be in the PascalCase, camelCase or kebab-case and look like this:

    • <prefix-name-of-svg-file />
    • <prefixNameOfSvgFile>
    • <PrefixNameOfSvgFile>

    If prefix is empty string, the name of the component will be the same as the name of the corresponding svg file, converted to the case (PascalCase, camelCase or kebab-case) in which the component name is specified.

    Custom svg components should not be registered and imported in the code of the parent or root component.

    Requirements for svg files

    As mentioned above, each custom svg file must be placed in the folder specified via customIconsFolder parameter in the vite.config.js file or, if this parameter is skipped, in the src/icons folder by default.

    The name of custom svg file can be in the PascalCase, camelCase or kebab-case, and must correspond to the name of component without a prefix.

    Managing size and color

    The svg in the component will be displayed exactly as in the file.

    If you need to manage the size or color, you should prepare svg document for this.


    To control icon size using the css font-size property you should set the value of the attributes width and height equal to 1em in the svg header.

    <svg xmlns="" width="1em" height="1em" ...>


    To control the color of the svg icon using css, you need to prepare the svg document in a certain way (this applies only to single-color icons).

    1. You should get rid of paths with a non-zero stroke. To do this, all paths with a non-zero stroke should be converted to shapes. This can easily be done in a vector graphics editor such as Inkscape.
    2. You need to remove all fill, both attributes and style parameters in the svg document. In most cases, you can also delete all the style attributes. Value of fill svg icon will receive from the parent component.
    3. In the header of svg document you should specify the fill="currentColor":
    <svg xmlns="" fill="currentColor" ...>

    After these transformations of svg document you can use the css color property to control the icon color.

    To optimize the resulting svg file (compression, removal of unnecessary information), you can use the svgo utility.

    Source of inspiration

    The source of inspiration for writing this module, which creates components from custom svg icons, was the technology of unplugin-icons with iconify for icon from Iconify service.


    npm i custom-icons-resolver

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