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MenuItem API

The API documentation of the MenuItem React component. Learn more about the props and the CSS customization points.


import MenuItem from '@material-ui/core/MenuItem';
// or
import { MenuItem } from '@material-ui/core';

You can learn more about the difference by reading this guide.

Component name

The MuiMenuItem name can be used for providing default props or style overrides at the theme level.


Name Type Default Description
children node Menu item contents.
classes object Override or extend the styles applied to the component. See CSS API below for more details.
component elementType 'li' The component used for the root node. Either a string to use a HTML element or a component.
dense bool If true, compact vertical padding designed for keyboard and mouse input will be used.
disableGutters bool false If true, the left and right padding is removed.
ListItemClasses object classes prop applied to the ListItem element.

The ref is forwarded to the root element.

Any other props supplied will be provided to the root element (ListItem).


Rule name Global class Description
root .MuiMenuItem-root Styles applied to the root element.
gutters .MuiMenuItem-gutters Styles applied to the root element if disableGutters={false}.
selected .Mui-selected Styles applied to the root element if selected={true}.
dense .MuiMenuItem-dense Styles applied to the root element if dense.

You can override the style of the component thanks to one of these customization points:

If that's not sufficient, you can check the implementation of the component for more detail.


The props of the ListItem component are also available. You can take advantage of this behavior to target nested components.