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Version: 11.0.x

How To Add Menu Icons

In Avalonia, you can enhance the appearance and user experience of your application by adding icons to menu items. Icons can provide a visual clue for the action performed by the menu item, making it easier for users to navigate through your application. This guide will walk you through how to add icons to menu items in Avalonia.

Adding Icons to Menu Items

The MenuItem.Icon property is used to set an icon for a menu item. You can use various kinds of image sources for the icon, including resource URIs, file paths, or web URLs. Here's an example of how to add an icon to a menu item:

<MenuItem Header="File">
<MenuItem Header="Open" Command="{Binding OpenCommand}">
<Image Width="16" Height="16" Source="avares://MyApp/Assets/open_icon.png" />

In this example, the MenuItem.Icon property is set to an Image control that displays an image from the application resources. The Source property of the Image control is set to a resource URI that represents the image source. The Width and Height properties are set to control the size of the image.