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ListItemButton API

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



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

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


Props of the ButtonBase component are also available.

| 'flex-start'

Defines the align-items style property.


If true, the list item is focused during the first mount. Focus will also be triggered if the value changes from false to true.


The content of the component if a ListItemSecondaryAction is used it must be the last child.


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.


If true, compact vertical padding designed for keyboard and mouse input is used. The prop defaults to the value inherited from the parent List component.


If true, the component is disabled.


If true, the left and right padding is removed.


If true, a 1px light border is added to the bottom of the list item.


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.


Use to apply selected styling.

| 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 ListItemButton. You can take advantage of this to target nested components.

Theme default props

You can use MuiListItemButton 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 inner component element if disabled={true}.
.Mui-focusVisibleState class applied to the component's focusVisibleClassName prop.
.Mui-selectedState class applied to the root element if selected={true}.
.MuiListItemButton-alignItemsFlexStartalignItemsFlexStartStyles applied to the component element if alignItems="flex-start".
.MuiListItemButton-densedenseStyles applied to the component element if dense.
.MuiListItemButton-dividerdividerStyles applied to the inner component element if divider={true}.
.MuiListItemButton-guttersguttersStyles applied to the inner component element unless disableGutters={true}.
.MuiListItemButton-rootrootStyles applied to the root element.

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