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Breadcrumbs API

API reference docs for the React Breadcrumbs 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 Breadcrumbs from '@mui/material/Breadcrumbs';
// or
import { Breadcrumbs } 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.

The content of the component.
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.
expandTextstring'Show path'
Override the default label for the expand button.
For localization purposes, you can use the provided translations.
If max items is exceeded, the number of items to show after the ellipsis.
If max items is exceeded, the number of items to show before the ellipsis.
Specifies the maximum number of breadcrumbs to display. When there are more than the maximum number, only the first itemsBeforeCollapse and last itemsAfterCollapse will be shown, with an ellipsis in between.
Custom separator node.
slotProps{ collapsedIcon?: func
| object }
The props used for each slot inside the Breadcumb.
slots{ CollapsedIcon?: elementType }{}
The components used for each slot inside the Breadcumb. Either a string to use a HTML element or a component.
| 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 MuiBreadcrumbs to change the default props of this component with the theme.


Rule nameGlobal classDescription
root.MuiBreadcrumbs-rootStyles applied to the root element.
ol.MuiBreadcrumbs-olStyles applied to the ol element.
li.MuiBreadcrumbs-liStyles applied to the li element.
separator.MuiBreadcrumbs-separatorStyles applied to the separator element.

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