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Menu API

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


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

Component name

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


anchorElHTML element
| func
An HTML element, or a function that returns one. It's used to set the position of the menu.
autoFocusbooltrueIf true (Default) will focus the [role="menu"] if no focusable child is found. Disabled children are not focusable. If you set this prop to false focus will be placed on the parent modal container. This has severe accessibility implications and should only be considered if you manage focus otherwise.
childrennodeMenu contents, normally MenuItems.
classesobjectOverride or extend the styles applied to the component. See CSS API below for more details.
disableAutoFocusItemboolfalseWhen opening the menu will not focus the active item but the [role="menu"] unless autoFocus is also set to false. Not using the default means not following WAI-ARIA authoring practices. Please be considerate about possible accessibility implications.
MenuListPropsobject{}Props applied to the MenuList element.
onClosefuncCallback fired when the component requests to be closed.

function(event: object, reason: string) => void
event: The event source of the callback.
reason: Can be: "escapeKeyDown", "backdropClick", "tabKeyDown".
open*boolfalseIf true, the component is shown.
PopoverClassesobjectclasses prop applied to the Popover element.
| number
| { appear?: number, enter?: number, exit?: number }
'auto'The length of the transition in ms, or 'auto'
TransitionPropsobject{}Props applied to the transition element. By default, the element is based on this Transition component.
| 'selectedMenu'
'selectedMenu'The variant to use. Use menu to prevent selected items from impacting the initial focus and the vertical alignment relative to the anchor element.

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


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


Rule nameGlobal classDescription
paper.MuiMenu-paperStyles applied to the Paper component.
list.MuiMenu-listStyles applied to the List component via `MenuList`.

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.