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CardMedia API

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


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

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


Name Type Default Description
classes object Override or extend the styles applied to the component. See CSS API below for more details.
component elementType 'div' Component for rendering image. Either a string to use a DOM element or a component.
image string Image to be displayed as a background image. Either image or src prop must be specified. Note that caller must specify height otherwise the image will not be visible.
src string An alias for image property. Available only with media components. Media components: video, audio, picture, iframe, img.

The ref is forwarded to the root element.

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


  • Style sheet name: MuiCardMedia.
  • Style sheet details:
Rule name Global class Description
root MuiCardMedia-root Styles applied to the root element.
media MuiCardMedia-media Styles applied to the root element if component="video, audio, picture, iframe, or img".

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.