How to use Ant Design in a Next.js project

Updated: January 8, 2023 By: Khue Post a comment

Next.js is a React framework that is used to build fast, high-performance, hybrid static and server-side rendering web applications.

Ant Design is a UI library that provides a lot of pre-made React components like Button, DatePicker, DropDown, Drawer, etc., which can help you create beautiful and enterprise-class products.

In this article, you will learn how to use Ant Design in a Next.js project.

Basic Setup

1. Open your terminal window and navigate to the place you want your Next.js project to locate, then run the following command:

npx create-next-app example

The name is totally up to you.

2. Navigate to the project root folder:

cd example

3. Install the Ant Design core and its icon set by executing the command below:

npm install antd @ant-design/icons --save

4. Now you can use the components and icons you like by importing them from antd and @ant-design/icons, respectively, like this:

import { Button, Space, DatePicker, Card } from 'antd';
import { SearchOutlined } from '@ant-design/icons';

Note that you can find all available icons provided by Ant Design at /node_modules/@ant-design/icons/lib/icons/index.d.ts.


Replace the default code in your pages/index.js with the following:

import { Button, Space, DatePicker, Card } from 'antd';
import { SearchOutlined } from '@ant-design/icons';

export default function Home() {
  const onChange = () => {};
  return (
    <div style={{ padding: 100 }}>
      <Space direction="vertical">
        <Button type="primary">Primary Button</Button>
        <Button type="ghost">Ghost Button</Button>
        <DatePicker onChange={onChange} />
        <SearchOutlined style={{fontSize: 60, color: 'green'}} />
          <p>Card content</p>

Get your app up and running by executing the following command:

npm run dev

Go to http://localhost:3000 on your web browser and check the result:

That’s it. Happy coding!