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CardActionArea API

API documentation for the React CardActionArea component. Learn about the available props, and the CSS API.


import CardActionArea from '@material-ui/core/CardActionArea';
// or
import { CardActionArea } from '@material-ui/core';
You can learn about the difference by reading this guide on minimizing bundle size.

Component name

The name MuiCardActionArea can be used when providing default props or style overrides in the theme.


childrennodeThe content of the component.
classesobjectOverride or extend the styles applied to the component. See CSS API below for more details.

The ref is forwarded to the root element.
Any other props supplied will be provided to the root element (ButtonBase).


While not explicitly documented above, the props of the ButtonBase component are also available on CardActionArea. You can take advantage of this to target nested components.


Rule nameGlobal classDescription
root.MuiCardActionArea-rootStyles applied to the root element.
focusVisible.Mui-focusVisiblePseudo-class applied to the ButtonBase root element if the action area is keyboard focused.
focusHighlight.MuiCardActionArea-focusHighlightStyles applied to the overlay that covers the action area when it is keyboard focused.

You can override the style of the component using one of these customization options: If that isn't sufficient, you can check the implementation of the component for more detail.