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Getting Started

The following section explains the steps required to create a simple avatar component using styles and its basic usage.

Dependencies

Install the following required dependent packages to render the avatar component.

|-- @syncfusion/ej2-layouts

Set up your development environment

To get started with the Avatar component, you can clone the Essential JS 2 quickstart project, and install the packages by using the following commands.

git clone https://github.com/syncfusion/ej2-quickstart.git quickstart
cd quickstart
npm install

By default, the project is configured with all the Essential JS 2 dependencies. As avatar is a pure CSS component, do not configure the src/system.config.js file. You can remove the file.

Include avatar theme file

The avatar CSS files are available in the ej2-layouts package folder. This can be referenced in your application using the following code.

[src/styles/styles.css]

@import '../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-base/styles/material.css';
@import '../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-layouts/styles/material.css';

Add avatar into the application

Add an HTML span element with e-avatar class into your index.html.

[src/index.html]

<span class="e-avatar">GR</span>

Run the application

Run the application in the browser using the following command.

npm start

The following example shows a basic avatar component.

Source
Preview
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>Essential JS 2 for Avatar </title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Essential JS 2 for Avatar UI Control" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-layouts/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
</head>

<body>
    <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
    <div id='container'>
        <div id='element'>
            <span class="e-avatar e-avatar-xlarge"></span>
            <span class="e-avatar e-avatar-large"></span>
            <span class="e-avatar"></span>
            <span class="e-avatar e-avatar-small"></span>
            <span class="e-avatar e-avatar-xsmall"></span>
        </div>
    </div>
</body>

</html>

See Also

Types of Avatar