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Icon API

Since version 7.5 TYPO3 CMS provides an Icon API for all icons in the TYPO3 backend.


All icons must be registered in the IconRegistry. To register icons for your own extension use the following code in your ext_localconf.php file:

$iconRegistry = \TYPO3\CMS\Core\Utility\GeneralUtility::makeInstance(
   $identifier, // Icon-Identifier, z.B. tx-myext-action-preview
   ['source' => 'EXT:myext/Resources/Public/Icons/action-preview.svg']


The TYPO3 core ships three IconProvider which can be used:

  • BitmapIconProvider – For all kind of bitmap icons (format like: gif, png, jpeg, etc)

  • SvgIconProvider – For all SVG icons

  • FontawesomeIconProvider – For all icons which can be found in

In case your need special IconProvider you can implement your own, your class has to implement the IconProviderInterface.

Use icons in your code

You can use the Icon API to receive icons with in your PHP code or directly in fluid.

The PHP way

Your can use the IconFactory to request an icon:

$iconFactory = \TYPO3\CMS\Core\Utility\GeneralUtility::makeInstance(
$icon = $iconFactory->getIcon(
$this->view->assign('icon', $icon);

The Fluid ViewHelper

You can also simple use the Fluid ViewHelper to render an icon in your view:

{namespace core = TYPO3\CMS\Core\ViewHelpers}

<core:icon identifier="my-icon-identifier" size="small" />