How to Style Material-UI Tabs and Tab Indicator (Plus TypeScript)

React Material UI Tabs Example

Material-UI Tabs are a handy component for easy navigation with out-of-the-box styling. However, sometimes that styling is more than we need. In this Tab Panel example, we will disable the indicator (the underline at the bottom of the Tab just above the shadow) and instead add our own styling. We will style Material-UI’s Tabs with … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Styling and Customizing Material-UI Accordion

Material-UI Accordion change icon

The Material-UI Accordion (previously known as the expansion panel) is commonly used for controlling when secondary components or information is displayed. In this example, we will build an Accordion that has components nested in both the summary and details sections and discuss the different components that compose an Accordion (AccordionSummary, AccordionActions, AccordionDetails). We will also … Read more

Material-UI List Component Example: How to Add Filtering, Styling, and ListItem Buttons

Material-UI List Example

The Material-UI List component is handy because it has lots of out-of-the-box functionality. Take a look at the following API’s the List examples in the docs hook into: However, finding example beyond the docs, or simply understanding clearly how to use some of the customizations, can be challenging. In this demo we use the Checkbox … Read more

How to Create a Material-UI Select Component with Styled Checkboxes

Material-UI Select with Checkboxes

The Material-UI Select component creates a slick menu for users to choose from a list of options. The standard Select uses a dropdown (created from a Popover component) and the native Select uses the html option element. Both of these variations of the component can have checkboxes enabled. The standard Select can easily have checkboxes … Read more

How to Customize Material-UI Drawer Width, Color, Position Under AppBar, and More

Material UI Drawer Example

The Material-UI Drawer component is an essential layout component for everything from navigation links to informational sidebars. In this React Material-UI Drawer example, we will make a mobile responsive Drawer component that is always visible on screen sizes > 375px, and on smaller screens it opens and closes with the click of a menu icon. … Read more

The Ultimate Tutorial to React-Router Link Component

React-Router is a highly popular routing library. As of the beginning of 2021, it has more than 4 million weekly downloads: One of the core pieces of react-router is the Link component. This versatile component has props for customizing routing, passing routing params as objects, styling, history, and more. Let’s build an app that demonstrates … Read more

How to Perfectly Position and Style a Material-UI Popover

Material UI Popover Example

The Material-UI Popover is a handy component for giving quick information to users. However, it has characteristics of both tooltip and modal components, so it has some quirks. In this example, we’ll position the popover relative to it’s anchor element and also relative to the click position in the window. Furthermore, we’ll transform the starting … Read more

How to Create a Material-UI Container with Fluid Layout (Plus Padding, Border, and Margin Styling)

Fluid Container Example

The Material-UI Container is a great all-purpose layout component. The fluid container makes it even easier to center and size components exactly as you want them. How? The fluid container expands and contracts with screen size according to a simple maxWidth prop easily passed to the component. Full React code for this tutorial is in … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Customizing Material-UI DataGrid: Height, Width, Alignment, Click Handlers, and More

Material-UI DataGrid exampl

The Material-UI DataGrid component is designed for interacting with large data sets. However, it can be tricky to get the layout exactly like you want. In this article I will construct a DataGrid with the custom features listed in the table of contents (plus a Resources section): These things may not sound complicated, but custom … Read more

How to Create a Material-UI Divider with Text and Custom Color

Material-UI Divider Example

Like many component libraries, Material-UI for React comes with a Divider component. Unlike many libraries, it is possible customize the Material-UI Divider text and color through the component’s built-in API. In this article, we’ll create the below: Notice that the color of the first divider is green on the left, blue on the right. This … Read more