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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.



import Container from '@mui/material/Container';
// or
import { Container } from '@mui/material';

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 classes 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.

CSS classes

These class names are useful for styling with CSS. They are applied to the component's slots when specific states are triggered.

Class nameRule nameDescription
.MuiContainer-disableGuttersdisableGuttersStyles applied to the root element if disableGutters={true}.
.MuiContainer-fixedfixedStyles applied to the root element if fixed={true}.
.MuiContainer-maxWidthLgmaxWidthLgStyles applied to the root element if maxWidth="lg".
.MuiContainer-maxWidthMdmaxWidthMdStyles applied to the root element if maxWidth="md".
.MuiContainer-maxWidthSmmaxWidthSmStyles applied to the root element if maxWidth="sm".
.MuiContainer-maxWidthXlmaxWidthXlStyles applied to the root element if maxWidth="xl".
.MuiContainer-maxWidthXsmaxWidthXsStyles applied to the root element if maxWidth="xs".
.MuiContainer-rootrootStyles applied to the root element.

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