This function is part of Iconify Utils package.

Function iconToSVG() generates data required to render SVG.

It is used by all Iconify Icon components.


Function has the following parameters:

Function returns data with type IconifyIconBuildResult. See below.


Result is an object with the following properties:

  • body, string. Icon content.
  • attributes, object. Attributes for <svg> element.

Result does not include attributes that are common to all <svg> elements, such as xmlns.

Examples of result

   "attributes": {
       "width": "24",
       "height": "24",
       "viewBox": "0 0 24 24"
   "body": "<path d=\"M7 6v12l10-6z\" fill=\"currentColor\"/>"


import { icons } from '@iconify-json/codicon';
import { getIconData, iconToSVG, replaceIDs } from '@iconify/utils';

const iconName = 'debug-console';

// Get content for icon
const iconData = getIconData(icons, iconName);
if (!iconData) {
   throw new Error(`Icon "${iconName}" is missing`);

// Use it to render icon
const renderData = iconToSVG(iconData, {
   height: 'auto',

// Generate attributes for SVG element
const svgAttributes: Record<string, string> = {
   'xmlns': 'http://www.w3.org/2000/svg',
   'xmlns:xlink': 'http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink',
const svgAttributesStr = Object.keys(svgAttributes)
       (attr) =>
           // No need to check attributes for special characters, such as quotes,
           // they cannot contain anything that needs escaping.
           `${attr}="${svgAttributes[attr as keyof typeof svgAttributes]}"`
   .join(' ');

// Generate SVG
const svg = `<svg ${svgAttributesStr}>${replaceIDs(renderData.body)}</svg>`;

// Log SVG