If Ant Design icons are not loading in your application, it could be due to a misconfiguration or an issue with your Webpack setup. Here are some common troubleshooting steps to fix the problem:

  1. Check Ant Design Version: Ensure that you are using a version of Ant Design that includes icons. In some older versions of Ant Design, icons were separated into a separate package (@ant-design/icons). Starting from Ant Design version 4, icons are included in the main package.

  2. Install Required Packages: Make sure you have the necessary packages installed in your project. For Ant Design version 4 and later, the required packages for icons are included with the main package. However, if you are using an older version, you might need to install @ant-design/icons separately.

    For Ant Design 4 and later:

    npm install antd
  3. Import Icons Correctly: If you are using Ant Design version 4 and later, importing icons has changed. Instead of importing icons directly from @ant-design/icons, you need to use the @ant-design/icons-svg package.

    For example, to use the SearchOutlined icon:

    javascript
    // Correct (Ant Design 4 and later) import { SearchOutlined } from '@ant-design/icons-svg'; // Incorrect (for older versions of Ant Design) import { SearchOutlined } from '@ant-design/icons';
  4. Configure Webpack: If you are using Webpack, you may need to configure it to handle SVG files correctly. Ant Design icons are in SVG format, and Webpack needs to be set up to load SVG files as React components.

    Add the following rule to your Webpack configuration:

    javascript
    module.exports = { // ... module: { rules: [ // ... { test: /\.svg$/, use: ['@svgr/webpack'], }, ], }, // ... };
  5. CSS Import: Make sure you are importing the Ant Design CSS in your application's entry point. The CSS file includes styles and icons used by Ant Design components.

    In your main JavaScript/TypeScript file (e.g., index.js or index.tsx), include the CSS:

    javascript
    import 'antd/dist/antd.css';
  6. Check Network Requests: In your browser's Developer Tools, check the Network tab to see if the SVG files for the icons are being loaded correctly. Look for any 404 errors or other issues related to the icon files.

  7. Check Console for Errors: Check the browser's Developer Tools Console for any error messages related to the loading or usage of Ant Design icons. Fixing any errors reported in the console may help resolve the issue.

By following these steps, you should be able to troubleshoot and fix the issue with Ant Design icons not loading in your application. If you're still facing issues, consider providing more information about your Webpack configuration and the specific version of Ant Design you are using so that we can further assist you.

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