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This tool takes the Visual Studio Code icons and converts them into an icon font using fantasticon.


You can use the npm package and install into your project via:

npm i @vscode/codicons

Note: We’ve deprecated vscode-codicons in favor of @vscode/codicons

If you’re building a VS Code extension, see this webview extension sample on how to integrate.

Building Locally

All icons are stored under src > icons. The mappings of the class names and unicode characters are stored in src/template/mapping.json as well as the default styles under src/template/styles.hbs.

Install dependencies

After cloning this repo, install dependencies by running:

npm install


npm run build

Output will be exported to a dist folder. We track this folder so that we can see the updated changes to the unicode characters.

Update packages

You can run npm outdated to see if there are any package updates. To update packages, run:

npm update

Add icons

Export your icons (svg) to the src/icons folder and add an entry into src/template/mapping.json with a new codepoint key (this gets converted into a unicode key) and run the the build command. The build command will also remove any subfolders in the icons folder to keep the folder structure consistent.

Next, update the codicons file on the vscode repository, ensuring that the unicode characters are the same (you can reference the css file).

Using CSS Classes

If you’re building a VS Code extension, see this webview extension sample on how to integrate.

When needing to reference an icon in the Visual Studio Code source code via CSS classes, simply create a dom element/container that contains codicon and the icon name like:

<div class='codicon codicon-add'></div>

It’s recommended to use a single dom element for each icon and not to add children elements to it.

Using SVG Sprites

When needing to use the codicon.svg sprite file, you can reference icons using the following method:

    <use xlink:href="codicon.svg#add" />


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