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CardActionArea API

API reference docs for the React CardActionArea component. Learn about the props, CSS, and other APIs of this exported module.


For examples and details on the usage of this React component, visit the component demo pages:


import CardActionArea from '@mui/material/CardActionArea';
// or
import { CardActionArea } from '@mui/material';
You can learn about the difference by reading this guide on minimizing bundle size.


Props of the ButtonBase component are also available.

The content of the component.
Override or extend the styles applied to the component. See CSS API below for more details.
| object
| bool>
| func
| object
The system prop that allows defining system overrides as well as additional CSS styles. See the `sx` page for more details.

The ref is forwarded to the root element.


While not explicitly documented above, the props of the ButtonBase component are also available on CardActionArea. You can take advantage of this to target nested components.

Theme default props

You can use MuiCardActionArea to change the default props of this component with the theme.


The following class names are useful for styling with CSS (the state classes are marked).
To learn more, visit the component customization page.

Rule nameGlobal classDescription
root.MuiCardActionArea-rootStyles applied to the root element.
.Mui-focusVisibleState class applied to the ButtonBase root element if the action area is keyboard focused.
focusHighlight.MuiCardActionArea-focusHighlightStyles applied to the overlay that covers the action area when it is keyboard focused.

You can override the style of the component using one of these customization options: