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MenuItem API

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


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

Component name

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


Props of the ButtonBase component are also available.

If true, the list item is focused during the first mount. Focus will also be triggered if the value changes from false to true.
The content of the component.
Override or extend the styles applied to the component. See CSS API below for more details.
The component used for the root node. Either a string to use a HTML element or a component.
If true, compact vertical padding designed for keyboard and mouse input is used. The prop defaults to the value inherited from the parent Menu component.
If true, the left and right padding is removed.
If true, a 1px light border is added to the bottom of the menu item.
This prop can help identify which element has keyboard focus. The class name will be applied when the element gains the focus through keyboard interaction. It's a polyfill for the CSS :focus-visible selector. The rationale for using this feature is explained here. A polyfill can be used to apply a focus-visible class to other components if needed.
| object
The system prop that allows defining system overrides as well as additional CSS styles. See the `sx` page for more details.

The ref is forwarded to the root element.


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


Rule nameGlobal classDescription
root.MuiMenuItem-rootStyles applied to the root element.
focusVisible.Mui-focusVisibleState class applied to the root element if keyboard focused.
dense.MuiMenuItem-denseStyles applied to the root element if dense.
disabled.Mui-disabledState class applied to the root element if disabled={true}.
divider.MuiMenuItem-dividerStyles applied to the root element if divider={true}.
gutters.MuiMenuItem-guttersStyles applied to the inner `component` element unless disableGutters={true}.
selected.Mui-selectedState class applied to the root element if selected={true}.

You can override the style of the component using one of these customization options: