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Add font awesome icons in JavaScript Tabs control

30 Jul 2021 / 3 minutes to read

We can customize the Tab component items by using font awesome icons and fonts.

  • Need to add font awesome CDN reference link in your sample to use font awesome icons.
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<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/font-awesome/4.7.0/css/font-awesome.min.css"/>

You can add the font awesome icons to the Tab component using ‘iconCss’ property. The following sample illustrates how to use font awesome in tab component.

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index.ts
index.html
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import { Tab } from '@syncfusion/ej2-navigations';
let tabObj: Tab = new Tab({
items: [
    {
        header: { 'text': 'Twitter', 'iconCss': 'fa fa-twitter'},
        content: 'Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character ' +
        'messages called "tweets". Registered users can read and post tweets, but those who are unregistered can only read ' +
        'them. Users access Twitter through the website interface, SMS or mobile device app Twitter Inc. is based in San ' +
        'Francisco and has more than 25 offices around the world. Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, ' +
        'Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and Noah Glass and launched in July 2006. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, ' +
        'with more than 100 million users posting 340 million tweets a day in 2012.The service also handled 1.6 billion ' +
        'search queries per day.'
    },
    {
        header: { 'text': 'Facebook', 'iconCss': 'fa fa-facebook'},
        content: 'Facebook is an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Its website was ' +
        'launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg with his Harvard College roommates and fellow students Eduardo ' +
        'Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.The founders had initially limited the website\'\s ' +
        'membership to Harvard students, but later expanded it to colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford ' +
        'University. It gradually added support for students at various other universities and later to high-school students.'
    },
    {
        header: { 'text': 'WhatsApp', 'iconCss': 'fa fa-whatsapp'},
        content: 'WhatsApp Messenger is a proprietary cross-platform instant messaging client for smartphones that operates ' +
        'under a subscription business model. It uses the Internet to send text messages, images, video, user location and ' +
        'audio media messages to other users using standard cellular mobile numbers. As of February 2016, WhatsApp had a user ' +
        'base of up to one billion,[10] making it the most globally popular messaging application. WhatsApp Inc., based in ' +
        'Mountain View, California, was acquired by Facebook Inc. on February 19, 2014, for approximately US* 9.3 billion.'
    }
]
});
tabObj.appendTo('#element');
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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>EJ2 Tab</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript Tab Controls" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/font-awesome/4.7.0/css/font-awesome.min.css">
    <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'> </div>
        <br/><br/>
        <div id='result'></div>
    </div>
</body>

</html>

Customization

Use the following CSS to customize the header item icon of Tab control.

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.e-tab .e-tab-header .e-toolbar-item .e-tab-icon {
color: #badfba !important;
}