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ButtonBase API

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


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

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

ButtonBase contains as few styles as possible. It aims to be a simple building block for creating a button. It contains a load of style reset and some focus/ripple logic.


Name Type Default Description
action ref A ref for imperative actions. It currently only supports focusVisible() action.
buttonRef ref Use that prop to pass a ref to the native button component.
centerRipple bool false If true, the ripples will be centered. They won't start at the cursor interaction position.
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 element type 'button' The component used for the root node. Either a string to use a DOM element or a component.
⚠️ Needs to be able to hold a ref.
disabled bool false If true, the base button will be disabled.
disableRipple bool false If true, the ripple effect will be disabled.
⚠️ Without a ripple there is no styling for :focus-visible by default. Be sure to highlight the element by applying separate styles with the focusVisibleClassName.
disableTouchRipple bool false If true, the touch ripple effect will be disabled.
focusRipple bool false If true, the base button will have a keyboard focus ripple. disableRipple must also be false.
focusVisibleClassName string This prop can help a person know which element has the keyboard focus. The class name will be applied when the element gain the focus through a 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.
onFocusVisible func Callback fired when the component is focused with a keyboard. We trigger a onFocus callback too.
TouchRippleProps object Props applied to the TouchRipple element.
type 'submit'
| 'reset'
| 'button'
'button' Used to control the button's purpose. This prop passes the value to the type attribute of the native button component.

The ref is forwarded to the root element.

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


  • Style sheet name: MuiButtonBase.
  • Style sheet details:
Rule name Global class Description
root MuiButtonBase-root Styles applied to the root element.
disabled Mui-disabled Pseudo-class applied to the root element if disabled={true}.
focusVisible Mui-focusVisible Pseudo-class applied to the root element if keyboard focused.

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.