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FileTypeIcon control

This control returns the file type icon based on a specified file path or application.

FileTypeIcon control output

How to use this control in your solutions

  • Check that you installed the @pnp/spfx-controls-react dependency. Check out the getting started page for more information about installing the dependency.
  • Import the following modules to your component:
import { FileTypeIcon, ApplicationType, IconType, ImageSize } from "@pnp/spfx-controls-react/lib/FileTypeIcon";
  • Use the FileTypeIcon control in your code as follows:
/* Showing the icons font */
<FileTypeIcon type={IconType.font} application={ApplicationType.Word} />
<FileTypeIcon type={IconType.font} application={ApplicationType.Excel} />
<FileTypeIcon type={IconType.font} path="" />
<FileTypeIcon type={IconType.font} path="" />

/* Showing the icon image */
<FileTypeIcon type={IconType.image} application={ApplicationType.Word} />
<FileTypeIcon type={IconType.image} path="" />

/* Icon image allows three different sizes */
<FileTypeIcon type={IconType.image} size={ImageSize.small} application={ApplicationType.Excel} />
<FileTypeIcon type={IconType.image} size={ImageSize.medium} application={ApplicationType.Excel} />
<FileTypeIcon type={IconType.image} size={ImageSize.large} application={ApplicationType.Excel} />


The FileTypeIcon component can be configured with the following properties:

Property Type Required Description
application ApplicationType no Type of the application for which you want to show the icon. Use the ApplicationType enum to get the list of available applications.
path string no Path to the document. If this is provided, the control will use the file extension to display the corresponding icon.
size ImageSize no This is a property that only needs to be used when the type is set to image. It allows you to specify the image size. Small (16px), medium (48px) and large (96px) are possible. Use the ImageSize enum to get the list of available images sizes.
type IconType yes This property specifies is you want to use the icon font or image. Use the IconType enum to get the list of available icon types.