Material Icon Theme
Get the Material Design icons into your VS Code.
Customize file & folder color
You can change the color of the default file and folder icons using the command palette:
or via user settings:
You can change the design of the folder icons using the command palette:
or via user settings:
Custom icon opacity
You can set a custom opacity for the icons:
Custom icon saturation
If colors do not make you happy you can change the icons to have less saturation making them look grayish or completely grayscale by setting saturation to 0:
You can also achieve no saturation (i.e., grayscale) by setting Toggle Grayscale to ON.
Custom icon associations
You can customize the icon associations directly in the user settings.
*.[extension] pattern you can define custom file icon associations. For example you could define an icon for
*.sample and every file that ends with
.sample will have the defined icon. However, not all files with the same file extension always have the same icon. For some specific file names there is a special icon. In order to overwrite all the specific file icons as well, two asterisks must be set instead of one, i.e.
If there's no leading
* it will be automatically configured as filename and not as file extension.
Custom SVG icons
It's possible to add custom icons by adding a path to an SVG file which is located relative to the extension's dist folder. However, the restriction applies that the directory in which the custom icons are located must be within the
extensions directory of the
.vscode folder in the user directory.
For example a custom SVG file called
sample.svg can be placed in an
icons folder inside of VS Code's
In the settings.json the icon can be associated to a file name or file extension like this:
Note: The custom file name must be configured in the settings without the file ending
.svg as shown in the example above.
The following configuration can customize the folder icons. It is also possible to overwrite existing associations and create nice combinations. For example you could change the folder theme to "classic" and define icons only for the folder names you like.
Custom SVG folder icons
Similar to the files, it is also possible to reference your own SVG icons for folder icons. Here it's important to provide two SVG files: one for the folder if it's closed and another one for the opened state. These two files - let's call them "folder-sample.svg" and "folder-sample-open.svg" - have to be placed into a directory which is relative to the extensions dist folder. This directory has to be somewhere inside of the
In our example we place them into an
icons folder inside of the
In the settings.json the folder icons can be associated to a folder name (e.g. "src") like this:
With the following configuration you can customize the language icons. It is also possible to overwrite existing associations.
You can see the available icon names in the overview above. See "Known language identifiers" in the VS Code documentation for a list of permitted values for
Ctrl-Shift-P to open the command palette and type
|Activate Icon Theme
||Activate the icon theme.
|Change File Color
||Change the color of the file icons.
|Change Folder Color
||Change the color of the folder icons.
|Change Folder Theme
||Change the design of the folder icons.
||Change the opacity of the icons.
||Change the saturation value of the icons.
|Configure Icon Packs
||Selects an icon pack that enables additional icons (e.g. for Angular, React, Ngrx).
|Toggle Explorer Arrows
||Show or hide the arrows next to the folder icons.
|Restore Default Configuration
||Reset to the default configuration.
||Set icon saturation to
0 (grayscale), or
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