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Tabs API

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



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

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


Props of the native component are also available.


Callback fired when the component mounts. This is useful when you want to trigger an action programmatically. It supports two actions: updateIndicator() and updateScrollButtons()


If true, the scroll buttons aren't forced hidden on mobile. By default the scroll buttons are hidden on mobile and takes precedence over scrollButtons.


The label for the Tabs as a string.


An id or list of ids separated by a space that label the Tabs.


If true, the tabs are centered. This prop is intended for large views.


The content of the component.


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.

| 'secondary'
| string

Determines the color of the indicator.


Callback fired when the value changes.

Signature:function(event: React.SyntheticEvent, value: any) => void
  • event The event source of the callback. Warning: This is a generic event not a change event.
  • value We default to the index of the child (number)
| 'vertical'

The component orientation (layout flow direction).


The component used to render the scroll buttons.

| false
| true

Determine behavior of scroll buttons when tabs are set to scroll:

  • auto will only present them when not all the items are visible.
  • true will always present them.
  • false will never present them.

By default the scroll buttons are hidden on mobile. This behavior can be disabled with allowScrollButtonsMobile.


If true the selected tab changes on focus. Otherwise it only changes on activation.

slotProps{ endScrollButtonIcon?: func
| object, startScrollButtonIcon?: func
| object }

The extra props for the slot components. You can override the existing props or add new ones.

slots{ EndScrollButtonIcon?: elementType, StartScrollButtonIcon?: elementType }{}

The components used for each slot inside.

| 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 tab indicator element.


Props applied to the TabScrollButton element.

| 'primary'
| 'secondary'

Determines the color of the Tab.


The value of the currently selected Tab. If you don't want any selected Tab, you can set this prop to false.

| 'scrollable'
| 'standard'

Determines additional display behavior of the tabs:

  • scrollable will invoke scrolling properties and allow for horizontally scrolling (or swiping) of the tab bar.
  • fullWidth will make the tabs grow to use all the available space, which should be used for small views, like on mobile.
  • standard will render the default state.

If true, the scrollbar is visible. It can be useful when displaying a long vertical list of tabs.

The ref is forwarded to the root element.

Theme default props

You can use MuiTabs 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
.MuiTabs-centeredcenteredStyles applied to the flex container element if centered={true} & !variant="scrollable".
.MuiTabs-fixedfixedStyles applied to the tablist element if !variant="scrollable".
.MuiTabs-flexContainerflexContainerStyles applied to the flex container element.
.MuiTabs-flexContainerVerticalflexContainerVerticalStyles applied to the flex container element if orientation="vertical".
.MuiTabs-hideScrollbarhideScrollbarStyles applied to the tablist element if variant="scrollable" and visibleScrollbar={false}.
.MuiTabs-indicatorindicatorStyles applied to the TabIndicator component.
.MuiTabs-rootrootStyles applied to the root element.
.MuiTabs-scrollableXscrollableXStyles applied to the tablist element if variant="scrollable" and orientation="horizontal".
.MuiTabs-scrollableYscrollableYStyles applied to the tablist element if variant="scrollable" and orientation="vertical".
.MuiTabs-scrollButtonsscrollButtonsStyles applied to the ScrollButtonComponent component.
.MuiTabs-scrollButtonsHideMobilescrollButtonsHideMobileStyles applied to the ScrollButtonComponent component if allowScrollButtonsMobile={true}.
.MuiTabs-scrollerscrollerStyles applied to the tablist element.
.MuiTabs-verticalverticalStyles applied to the root element if orientation="vertical".

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