Using Custom Icons Font Type with ‘react-native-elements’ Icon Component

React Native Elements uses react-native-vector-icons for making icon usage in components without having to re-implement Icon component.

Here’s how we’ve been using Icon component from react-native-elements:

import { Icon } from 'react-native-elements'

  type='font-awesome' />

Pretty neat right?

Icons take the name of a material icon as a prop. However, react-native-elements allows us to override Material icons with one of the following: material-communityfont-awesomeocticonioniconfoundationeviliconsimple-line-iconzocial, or entypo by providing a type prop.

But, there might be cases when we’d want to use our own custom icons. Let’s see how we can achieve that.

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