Creating and Using a Custom Icon Font for Android

This method has the advantage of fonts being copied from this module at build time so that the fonts and JS are always in sync, making upgrades painless.

Edit android/app/build.gradle ( NOT android/build.gradle ) and add the following:

apply from: "../../node_modules/react-native-vector-icons/fonts.gradle"
To customize the files being copied, add the following instead:

project.ext.vectoricons = [
iconFontNames: [ 'MaterialIcons.ttf', 'EvilIcons.ttf' ] // Name of the font files you want to copy

apply from: “../../node_modules/react-native-vector-icons/fonts.gradle”

Option: Manually

Copy the contents in the Fonts folder to android/app/src/main/assets/fonts (note lowercase font folder).
Integrating library for getImageSource and ToolbarAndroid support

These steps are optional and only needed if you want to use the Icon.getImageSource function or using custom icons in the Icon.ToolbarAndroid component.

Edit android/settings.gradle to look like this (without the +): = 'MyApp'
include ':app'
+ include ':react-native-vector-icons'
+ project(':react-native-vector-icons').projectDir = new File(rootProject.projectDir, '../node_modules/react-native-vector-icons/android')

Edit android/app/build.gradle (note: app folder) to look like this (without the +):

apply plugin: ''
android {
dependencies {
compile fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar'])
compile ""
compile "com.facebook.react:react-native:+" // From node_modules
+ compile project(':react-native-vector-icons')

Edit your (deep in android/app/src/main/java/...) to look like this (note two places to edit )(without the +):

package com.myapp;
+ import com.oblador.vectoricons.VectorIconsPackage;
protected List<ReactPackage> getPackages() {
return Arrays.<ReactPackage>asList(
new MainReactPackage()
+ , new VectorIconsPackage()

Note: If you’re using React Native (Android) <= 0.17, follow this instructions

Option: With rnpm

$ react-native link

Note: Some users are having trouble using this method, try one of the others if you are too.

To config for IOS, see more:


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