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ButtonBase API

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



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

Learn about the difference by reading this guide on minimizing bundle size.

ButtonBase contains as few styles as possible. It aims to be a simple building block for creating a button. It contains a load of style reset and some focus/ripple logic.


Props of the native component are also available.


A ref for imperative actions. It currently only supports focusVisible() action.


If true, the ripples are centered. They won't start at the cursor interaction position.


The content of the component.


Override or extend the styles applied to the component.

See CSS classes API below for more details.

componentelement type-

The component used for the root node. Either a string to use a HTML element or a component.


If true, the component is disabled.


If true, the ripple effect is disabled.
⚠️ Without a ripple there is no styling for :focus-visible by default. Be sure to highlight the element by applying separate styles with the .Mui-focusVisible class.


If true, the touch ripple effect is disabled.


If true, the base button will have a keyboard focus ripple.


This prop can help identify which element has keyboard focus. The class name will be applied when the element gains the focus through keyboard interaction. It's a polyfill for the CSS :focus-visible selector. The rationale for using this feature is explained here. A polyfill can be used to apply a focus-visible class to other components if needed.


The component used to render a link when the href prop is provided.


Callback fired when the component is focused with a keyboard. We trigger a onFocus callback too.

| 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.


Props applied to the TouchRipple element.

| { current?: { pulsate: func, start: func, stop: func } }

A ref that points to the TouchRipple element.

The ref is forwarded to the root element.

Theme default props

You can use MuiButtonBase 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
.Mui-disabledState class applied to the root element if disabled={true}.
.Mui-focusVisibleState class applied to the root element if keyboard focused.
.MuiButtonBase-rootrootStyles applied to the root element.

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