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Container API

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


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

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


Name Type Default Description
children * node
classes object Override or extend the styles applied to the component. See CSS API below for more details.
component elementType 'div' The component used for the root node. Either a string to use a DOM element or a component.
fixed bool false Set the max-width to match the min-width of the current breakpoint. This is useful if you'd prefer to design for a fixed set of sizes instead of trying to accommodate a fully fluid viewport. It's fluid by default.
maxWidth 'xs'
| 'sm'
| 'md'
| 'lg'
| 'xl'
| false
'lg' Determine the max-width of the container. The container width grows with the size of the screen. Set to false to disable maxWidth.

The ref is forwarded to the root element.

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


  • Style sheet name: MuiContainer.
  • Style sheet details:
Rule name Global class Description
root MuiContainer-root Styles applied to the root element.
fixed MuiContainer-fixed Styles applied to the root element if fixed={true}.
maxWidthXs MuiContainer-maxWidthXs Styles applied to the root element if maxWidth="xs".
maxWidthSm MuiContainer-maxWidthSm Styles applied to the root element if maxWidth="sm".
maxWidthMd MuiContainer-maxWidthMd Styles applied to the root element if maxWidth="md".
maxWidthLg MuiContainer-maxWidthLg Styles applied to the root element if maxWidth="lg".
maxWidthXl MuiContainer-maxWidthXl Styles applied to the root element if maxWidth="xl".

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.