Ionic - Stop Icons from Overlapping in Ion List

Today I ran into an issue using Ionic, where I was trying to put two icons on the right side of an ion list item. There is really easy to do with the item-icon-right css class. Unfortunately, when you have multiple icons, it overlaps instead of showing them side by side. I was not expecting this as I had only used 1 icon before and assumed that item-icon-right would just put them side by side.

Overlapped Icons

Here is the code that causes the overlapped icons.

<ion-list>
    <ion-item class="item item-icon-right">
        Task 1
        <i class="icon ion-ios-circle-outline"></i>
        <i class="icon ion-close icon-accessory"></i>
    </ion-item>
    <ion-item class="item item-icon-right">
        Task 2
        <i class="icon ion-checkmark-circled"></i>
        <i class="icon ion-close icon-accessory"></i>
    </ion-item>
</ion-list>

Luckily, there is an easy fix for this using some built-in Ionic css classes. We need to convert the icons into buttons, surround them with a div that has the class “buttons” on it, and change the ion-item class from item-icon-right to item-button-right.

Also, to make the buttons still look like icons and not give them a border, we can use the button-icon class.

<ion-list>
    <ion-item class="item item-button-right">
        Task 1
        <div class="buttons">
            <button class="button button-icon ion-ios-circle-outline"></button>
            <button class="button button-icon ion-close icon-accessory"></button>
        </div>
    </ion-item>
    <ion-item class="item item-button-right">
        Task 2
       <div class="buttons">
            <button class="button button-icon ion-ios-circle-outline"></button>
            <button class="button button-icon ion-close icon-accessory"></button>
        </div>
    </ion-item>
</ion-list>

Not Overlapped Icons

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