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Modal API

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


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

Modal is a lower-level construct that is leveraged by the following components: - Dialog - Drawer - Menu - Popover If you are creating a modal dialog, you probably want to use the Dialog component rather than directly using Modal. This component shares many concepts with react-overlays.


BackdropComponentelementTypeSimpleBackdropA backdrop component. This prop enables custom backdrop rendering.
BackdropPropsobjectProps applied to the Backdrop element.
children*elementA single child content element.
⚠️ Needs to be able to hold a ref.
closeAfterTransitionboolfalseWhen set to true the Modal waits until a nested Transition is completed before closing.
containerHTML element
| func
An HTML element or function that returns one. The container will have the portal children appended to it.
By default, it uses the body of the top-level document object, so it's simply document.body most of the time.
disableAutoFocusboolfalseIf true, the modal will not automatically shift focus to itself when it opens, and replace it to the last focused element when it closes. This also works correctly with any modal children that have the disableAutoFocus prop.
Generally this should never be set to true as it makes the modal less accessible to assistive technologies, like screen readers.
disableEnforceFocusboolfalseIf true, the modal will not prevent focus from leaving the modal while open.
Generally this should never be set to true as it makes the modal less accessible to assistive technologies, like screen readers.
disableEscapeKeyDownboolfalseIf true, hitting escape will not fire the onClose callback.
disablePortalboolfalseThe children will be under the DOM hierarchy of the parent component.
disableRestoreFocusboolfalseIf true, the modal will not restore focus to previously focused element once modal is hidden.
disableScrollLockboolfalseDisable the scroll lock behavior.
hideBackdropboolfalseIf true, the backdrop is not rendered.
keepMountedboolfalseAlways keep the children in the DOM. This prop can be useful in SEO situation or when you want to maximize the responsiveness of the Modal.
onBackdropClickfuncCallback fired when the backdrop is clicked.
onClosefuncCallback fired when the component requests to be closed. The reason parameter can optionally be used to control the response to onClose.

function(event: object, reason: string) => void
event: The event source of the callback.
reason: Can be: "escapeKeyDown", "backdropClick".
open*boolfalseIf true, the component is shown.

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