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Container API

The API documentation of the Container React component. Learn more about the properties and the CSS customization points.

import Container from '@material-ui/core/Container';


Name Type Default Description
children * node
classes object Override or extend the styles applied to the component. See CSS API below for more details.
component elementType 'div' The component used for the root node. Either a string to use a DOM element or a component.
fixed bool false Set the max-width to match the min-width of the current breakpoint. This is useful if you'd prefer to design for a fixed set of sizes instead of trying to accommodate a fully fluid viewport. It's fluid by default.
maxWidth enum: 'xs', 'sm', 'md', 'lg', 'xl', false
'lg' Determine the max-width of the container. The container width grows with the size of the screen. Set to false to disable maxWidth.

The ref is forwarded to the root element.

Any other properties supplied will be provided to the root element (native element).


You can override all the class names injected by Material-UI thanks to the classes property. This property accepts the following keys:

Name Description
root Styles applied to the root element.
fixed Styles applied to the root element if fixed={true}.
maxWidthXs Styles applied to the root element if maxWidth="xs".
maxWidthSm Styles applied to the root element if maxWidth="sm".
maxWidthMd Styles applied to the root element if maxWidth="md".
maxWidthLg Styles applied to the root element if maxWidth="lg".
maxWidthXl Styles applied to the root element if maxWidth="xl".

Have a look at the overriding styles with classes section and the implementation of the component for more detail.

If using the overrides key of the theme, you need to use the following style sheet name: MuiContainer.


The component is fully StrictMode compatible.