Using Font Awesome Icons in React Native

Last updated on February 22, 2022 A Goodman Loading... Post a comment

Font Awesome is a high-quality icon toolkit that can help you create charming user interfaces. This tutorial will show you how to use Font Awesome icons in a React Native app.

Adding Font Awesome to your project

Install the required packages:

npm i react-native-svg @fortawesome/react-native-fontawesome @fortawesome/fontawesome-svg-core @fortawesome/free-solid-svg-icons

Link your native dependencies by running (iOS only):

npx react-native link

Usage

Import the FontAweasomeIcon component:

import {FontAwesomeIcon} from '@fortawesome/react-native-fontawesome';

Import the icons you need:

import {
// some icons
} from '@fortawesome/free-solid-svg-icons';

To see the full list of available icons, go to:

your_project/node_modules/@fortawesome/free-solid-svg-icons/index.d.ts

Example

Screenshot:

The code:

// App.js
import React from "react";
import { View, Text, StyleSheet } from "react-native";
import { FontAwesomeIcon } from "@fortawesome/react-native-fontawesome";
import {
  faEye,
  faSearch,
  faBars,
  faSmile,
} from "@fortawesome/free-solid-svg-icons";

function App() {
  return (
    <View style={styles.screen}>
      <Text>Some Text</Text>
      <FontAwesomeIcon icon={faEye} size={50} style={{ color: "red" }} />
      <FontAwesomeIcon icon={faSearch} size={50} style={{ color: "blue" }} />
      <FontAwesomeIcon icon={faBars} size={50} style={{ color: "black" }} />
      <FontAwesomeIcon icon={faSmile} size={50} style={{ color: "yellow" }} />
    </View>
  );
}

export default App;

/// Just some styles
const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  screen: {
    flex: 1,
    justifyContent: "center",
    alignItems: "center",
  },
});

I hope this short article will help you a little bit. Happy coding and have a nice day.

Afterword

You can find more information about Font Awesome in its official docs or on GitHub.

If you’d like to learn more new and exciting things about modern React Native, take a look at the following articles:

You can also check our React topic page and React Native topic page for the latest tutorials and examples.

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