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MenuList API

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

A permanently displayed menu following It's exposed to help customization of the Menu component if you use it separately you need to move focus into the component manually. Once the focus is placed inside the component it is fully keyboard accessible.


Props of the List component are also available.

If true, will focus the [role="menu"] container and move into tab order.
If true, will focus the first menuitem if variant="menu" or selected item if variant="selectedMenu".
MenuList contents, normally MenuItems.
If true, will allow focus on disabled items.
If true, the menu items will not wrap focus.
| 'selectedMenu'
The variant to use. Use menu to prevent selected items from impacting the initial focus and the vertical alignment relative to the anchor element.

The ref is forwarded to the root element.


While not explicitly documented above, the props of the List component are also available on MenuList. You can take advantage of this to target nested components.


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.MuiMenuList-rootStyles applied to the root element.
padding.MuiMenuList-paddingStyles applied to the root element unless disablePadding={true}.
dense.MuiMenuList-denseStyles applied to the root element if dense.
subheader.MuiMenuList-subheaderStyles applied to the root element if a subheader is provided.

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