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BottomNavigationAction API

The API documentation of the BottomNavigationAction React component. Learn more about the props and the CSS customization points.


import BottomNavigationAction from '@material-ui/core/BottomNavigationAction';
// or
import { BottomNavigationAction } from '@material-ui/core';

You can learn more about the difference by reading this guide.


Name Type Default Description
children unsupportedProp This prop isn't supported. Use the component prop if you need to change the children structure.
classes object Override or extend the styles applied to the component. See CSS API below for more details.
icon node The icon element.
label node The label element.
showLabel bool If true, the BottomNavigationAction will show its label. By default, only the selected BottomNavigationAction inside BottomNavigation will show its label.
value any You can provide your own value. Otherwise, we fallback to the child position index.

The ref is forwarded to the root element.

Any other props supplied will be provided to the root element (ButtonBase).


  • Style sheet name: MuiBottomNavigationAction.
  • Style sheet details:
Rule name Global class Description
root MuiBottomNavigationAction-root Styles applied to the root element.
selected Mui-selected Pseudo-class applied to the root element if selected.
iconOnly MuiBottomNavigationAction-iconOnly Pseudo-class applied to the root element if showLabel={false} and not selected.
wrapper MuiBottomNavigationAction-wrapper Styles applied to the span element that wraps the icon and label.
label MuiBottomNavigationAction-label Styles applied to the label's span element.

You can override the style of the component thanks to one of these customization points:

If that's not sufficient, you can check the implementation of the component for more detail.


The props of the ButtonBase component are also available. You can take advantage of this behavior to target nested components.