How To Get Code From Figma Design

Figma is an excellent tool for UI/UX designers, but did you know that it also offers a feature to generate code snippets from your design? It’s a fantastic feature that can help developers turn designs into code more efficiently. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the steps of extracting code from a Figma design.

Step 1: Open your design in Figma

To get started, open the design file from which you want to extract the code in Figma.

Step 2: Select the elements

With your design open, select the element or layer for which you want to generate the code. This could be a button, a text box, an image, or any other element in your design.

Step 3: Open the Code panel

Once you’ve made your selection, navigate to the Design panel on the right side of the Figma interface. Here, you will see a ‘Code’ tab. Click on this tab to open the Code panel.

Step 4: Choose your preferred language

At the top of the Code panel, you’ll see a dropdown menu that allows you to select the language in which you want the code to be generated. Figma supports CSS, Swift, and Android.

Step 5: Copy your code

Now, you can see the generated code snippet in your chosen language. You can simply copy this code and paste it into your development environment.

Step 6: Implement the code

Paste the code into your project, and adjust it as necessary. Remember, the code Figma generates is a starting point, and you may still need to adjust it to suit your specific needs.

Important Note:

The code generated by Figma is intended to help you with styling and layout; it won’t generate functional frontend code. For instance, a button designed in Figma won’t have any functions attached to it in the generated code.


    /* Generated CSS Code from Figma */

    .button {
        background-color: #4CAF50;
        border: none;
        color: white;
        text-align: center;
        text-decoration: none;
        display: inline-block;
        font-size: 16px;
        margin: 4px 2px;
        transition-duration: 0.4s;
        cursor: pointer;

In conclusion, Figma’s code generation feature is a useful tool for bridging the gap between design and development. It won’t write your entire frontend code for you, but it can definitely speed up your workflow and ensure consistency in design implementation.

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