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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.



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

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Props of the ButtonBase component are also available.


The content of the component.


Override or extend the styles applied to the component.

See CSS classes 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 in 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.

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-focusVisibleState class applied to the ButtonBase root element if the action area is keyboard focused.
.MuiCardActionArea-focusHighlightfocusHighlightStyles applied to the overlay that covers the action area when it is keyboard focused.
.MuiCardActionArea-rootrootStyles applied to the root element.

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