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Container API

API reference docs for the React Container 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 Container from '@mui/material/Container';
// or
import { Container } from '@mui/material';
You can learn about the difference by reading this guide on minimizing bundle size.


Props of the native component are also available.

Override or extend the styles applied to the component. See CSS API below for more details.
The component used for the root node. Either a string to use a HTML element or a component.
If true, the left and right padding is removed.
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.
| 'sm'
| 'md'
| 'lg'
| 'xl'
| false
| string
Determine the max-width of the container. The container width grows with the size of the screen. Set to false to disable maxWidth.
| 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.

Theme default props

You can use MuiContainer 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.MuiContainer-rootStyles applied to the root element.
disableGutters.MuiContainer-disableGuttersStyles applied to the root element if disableGutters={true}.
fixed.MuiContainer-fixedStyles applied to the root element if fixed={true}.
maxWidthXs.MuiContainer-maxWidthXsStyles applied to the root element if maxWidth="xs".
maxWidthSm.MuiContainer-maxWidthSmStyles applied to the root element if maxWidth="sm".
maxWidthMd.MuiContainer-maxWidthMdStyles applied to the root element if maxWidth="md".
maxWidthLg.MuiContainer-maxWidthLgStyles applied to the root element if maxWidth="lg".
maxWidthXl.MuiContainer-maxWidthXlStyles applied to the root element if maxWidth="xl".

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