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List API

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


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

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


Name Type Default Description
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 'ul' The component used for the root node. Either a string to use a DOM element or a component.
dense bool false If true, compact vertical padding designed for keyboard and mouse input will be used for the list and list items. The prop is available to descendant components as the dense context.
disablePadding bool false If true, vertical padding will be removed from the list.
subheader node The content of the subheader, normally ListSubheader.

The ref is forwarded to the root element.

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


  • Style sheet name: MuiList.
  • Style sheet details:
Rule name Global class Description
root MuiList-root Styles applied to the root element.
padding MuiList-padding Styles applied to the root element if disablePadding={false}.
dense MuiList-dense Styles applied to the root element if dense.
subheader MuiList-subheader Styles applied to the root element if a subheader is provided.

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.