Icon Picker

Available since version 2.0.0

In version 2.1.0 the default fa CSS class has been removed. If you have created a custom Font Awesome generic list using 2.0.0, you will need to prefix each value with the fa CSS class.


Adds a visual icon selection to AEM Component Dialogs.


Wrapper Client Library (required as of 4.0.0)

The following wrapper Client Library node definition must be used to enable this feature.


A Generic List must be created to hold the available icons. One is provided containing all icons in Font Awesome 4.4.0 icons, but projects will likely want to provide their own lists with the appropriate subset of icons. The value of each list item is the icon class name (e.g. fa fa-film).

Ensure that the appropriate font is available on your site. This can be done by adding the client library category acs-commons.fontawesome as a dependency for your site’s main client library.

Touch UI

For Touch UI, add a component definition to your dialog with a sling:resourceType of acs-commons/components/authoring/graphiciconselect. It must have a datasource child node which loads the icon list. For example:

<icon xmlns:jcr="http://www.jcp.org/jcr/1.0"
      fieldLabel="Icon" name="./icon"
            <datasource jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured"

Component Code

In your component code, output the appropriate markup, e.g.

<c:if test="${!empty properties.icon}"><i class="${properties.icon}"></i></c:if>

Using Other Icon Fonts

In order to use an icon font other than Font Awesome, you must do the following:

  1. Create a Generic List as described above pointing to the specific icon classes.
  2. Point the widget/component at your Generic List.
  3. Create a new Client Library with the categories cq.widgets and cq.authoring.dialog with the CSS required for the specific font. For a specific example download this package which enables Brandico