On click of a button Iwant ot toggle the IconName in lightning:buttonIcon tag in Lightning component. I want to toggle the iconName from utility:success to utility:error, is there any way to do it?

Here is my lightning:buttonIcon with iconName

<lightning:buttonIcon iconName="utility:success" size="small" />

2 Answers 2


You just use a normal attribute, and toggle it as you need to. Self-contained example follows:

<aura:application extends="force:slds">
    <aura:attribute name="icon" type="String" default="utility:success" />
    <lightning:buttonIcon iconName="{!v.icon}" title="Default" alternativeText="Default"
                          onclick="{!c.click}" />

    click: function(component, event, helper) {
  • you are just awesome, didn't thought this approach, thanks allot. Aug 1, 2017 at 15:18
  • @AbhiTripathi No problem, glad I could help!
    – sfdcfox
    Aug 1, 2017 at 15:20

Alternative solution where you can set any component value using javascript:

<aura:application extends="force:slds" >
<lightning:buttonIcon aura:id="firstButton" iconName="utility:success" title="Default" alternativeText="Default"/>

<lightning:button label="Toggle Icon" onclick="{!c.toggleIcon}" />


    toggleIcon: function(component, event, helper) {

  • I'm not sure how this addresses the question of how to toggle a button's icon. Toggle implies a continual change of state based on the user clicking something. If I am reading your example correctly, there's just a one-way state change from "success" to "error", not a true toggle. Jan 1, 2018 at 14:28

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