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Creating a custom SVG Icon View Model

There are many beautiful and creative SVG icon sets available, and you might want to create a custom SVG icon view model to be able to easily use them within your Hyvä themes.

Custom SVG icon view models are usually created within a custom module so they can be installed in any Magento instance with a Hyvä theme.

The SVG icon files

Copy the SVG icon files into your modules directory view/frontend/web/svg.
The file names sould all be lower case and consist only of the characters a-z, numbers and hyphens, and end with the file name extension .svg.

Examples for valid icon files

  • view/frontend/web/svg/my-special-icon.svg
  • view/frontend/web/svg/arrow-2.svg

If there are different iconsets for the SVG icon package, for example light and dark, or solid and outline, they can be placed in appropriately named subdirectories:


Create the PHP View Model Class

Create a view model with a fitting name in your module and extend the base class \Hyva\Theme\ViewModel\SvgIcons.



namespace My\Module\ViewModel;

use Hyva\Theme\ViewModel\SvgIcons;

class ExampleIcons extends SvgIcons



The SvgIcons class is only suitable to be used as a base class for SVG icon view models outside of the magento2-hyva-theme module since Hyvä release 1.1.12. Remember to add 'hyva-themes/magento2-theme-module': '>=1.1.12' as a dependency to your modules composer.json.

Configure the iconPathPrefix

This is best done with in etc/frontend/di.xml:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:ObjectManager/etc/config.xsd">
    <type name="My\Module\ViewModel\ExampleIcons">
            <argument name="iconPathPrefix" xsi:type="string">My_Module::svg/solid</argument>

The iconPathPrefix will be prepended to any icon names that will be rendered by this class.

$myIcons = $viewModels->require(\My\Module\ViewModel\ExampleIcons::class);
echo $myIcons->renderHtml('bubble-bath');
// -> My_Module::svg/solid/bubble-bath.svg

Providing IDE auto-completion

To provide auto-completion for PHPStorm or other IDEs, add @method phpdoc annotations for every icon in your icon set.

 * @method string bubbleBathHtml(string $classnames = '', ?int $width = 24, ?int $height = 24, array $attributes = [])
 * @method string hotShowerHtml(string $classnames = '', ?int $width = 24, ?int $height = 24, array $attributes = [])
 * @method string oldSinkHtml(string $classnames = '', ?int $width = 24, ?int $height = 24, array $attributes = [])
 * @method string newSinkHtml(string $classnames = '', ?int $width = 24, ?int $height = 24, array $attributes = [])
class ExampleIcons extends SvgIcons

Generating the method signatures

The annotations for the Heroicon view models included in the Hyva_Theme module are generated using a bash script. Be sure to adjust the path to match your themes directory containing the SVG icons.

Making your icons available in CMS content

SVG icons can be included in CMS content using the {{icon "..."}} syntax.

Custom icon sets can be made available by providing a pathPrefixMapping for your modules folder in etc/frontend/di.xml.

    <type name="Hyva\Theme\ViewModel\SvgIcons">
            <argument name="pathPrefixMapping" xsi:type="array">
                <item name="example" xsi:type="string">My_Module::svg</item>
Once this is in place, your modules icons can be included in CMS content using

{{icon "example/hot-shower" classes="w-6 h-6" width=12 height=12}}

The first part of the icon path is mapped to the specified pathPrefix, so the resulting SVG asset path in this example is My_Module::svg/hot-shower.svg.


The phpdoc block of the SvgIcons class contains a lot more information on implementation details and further ways to customize the functionality, even though in practice you probably will not need any of them.