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Tabs API

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

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


Name Type Default Description
action func Callback fired when the component mounts. This is useful when you want to trigger an action programmatically. It currently only supports updateIndicator() action.

function(actions: object) => void
actions: This object contains all possible actions that can be triggered programmatically.
centered bool false If true, the tabs will be centered. This property is intended for large views.
children node The content of the component.
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.
indicatorColor enum: 'secondary' |
'secondary' Determines the color of the indicator.
onChange func Callback fired when the value changes.

function(event: object, value: any) => void
event: The event source of the callback
value: We default to the index of the child (number)
ScrollButtonComponent elementType TabScrollButton The component used to render the scroll buttons.
scrollButtons enum: 'auto' |
 'desktop' |
 'on' |
'auto' Determine behavior of scroll buttons when tabs are set to scroll:
- auto will only present them when not all the items are visible. - desktop will only present them on medium and larger viewports. - on will always present them. - off will never present them.
TabIndicatorProps object Properties applied to the TabIndicator element.
textColor enum: 'secondary' |
 'primary' |
'inherit' Determines the color of the Tab.
value any The value of the currently selected Tab. If you don't want any selected Tab, you can set this property to false.
variant enum: 'standard' |
 'scrollable' |
'standard' Determines additional display behavior of the tabs:
- scrollable will invoke scrolling properties and allow for horizontally scrolling (or swiping) of the tab bar. -fullWidth will make the tabs grow to use all the available space, which should be used for small views, like on mobile. - standard will render the default state.

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.
flexContainer Styles applied to the flex container element.
centered Styles applied to the flex container element if centered={true} & !variant="scrollable".
scroller Styles applied to the tablist element.
fixed Styles applied to the tablist element if !variant="scrollable".
scrollable Styles applied to the tablist element if variant="scrollable".
scrollButtons Styles applied to the ScrollButtonComponent component.
scrollButtonsDesktop Styles applied to the ScrollButtonComponent component if scrollButtons="auto" or scrollButtons="desktop"`.
indicator Styles applied to the TabIndicator component.

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: MuiTabs.


The component can cause issues in StrictMode.