Unable to import SVG with Vite as ReactComponent

Update October 2023 – vite-plugin-svgr version ^4.0.0

When importing your SVG file using vite-plugin-svgr (see below), make sure to use the newly added ?react query suffix on your imported file, which allows you to use the default export and skip the ReactComponent aliasing:

import ReactLogo from './assets/react.svg?react'

<ReactLogo />

If you’re using TypeScript, you’ll also need to add the following at the very top of your file (before the import statements):

/// <reference types="vite-plugin-svgr/client" />

Update 2023

👉 Use vite-plugin-svgr

  1. Add SVGR to the project

yarn add vite-plugin-svgr

  1. Register the plugin SVGR to vite in vite.config.js
import { defineConfig } from 'vite'
import react from '@vitejs/plugin-react'
import svgr from 'vite-plugin-svgr' 

// https://vitejs.dev/config/
export default defineConfig({
  plugins: [
      svgrOptions: {
        // svgr options
  1. In App.tsx import SVG as React Component :
import { ReactComponent as ReactLogo } from './assets/react.svg'

<ReactLogo />

Stackblitz Examples:

  • standard project
  • using Dynamic SVG project


  • Learn more about SVGR at https://react-svgr.com/docs/ecosystem/#articles
  • plugin options
  • list of SVGR options that can be added to svgrOptions:{}:


  • Dynamic SVG component by Amit Mondal

Previous plugin @honkhonk/vite-plugin-svgr is deprecated (thanks Richard Fernandez for pointing it)

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