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Breadcrumbs API

The API documentation of the Breadcrumbs React component. Learn more about the props and the CSS customization points.

Import

import Breadcrumbs from '@material-ui/core/Breadcrumbs';
// or
import { Breadcrumbs } from '@material-ui/core';

You can learn more about the difference by reading this guide.

Props

Name Type Default Description
children * node The breadcrumb children.
classes object Override or extend the styles applied to the component. See CSS API below for more details.
component elementType 'nav' The component used for the root node. Either a string to use a DOM element or a component. By default, it maps the variant to a good default headline component.
itemsAfterCollapse number 1 If max items is exceeded, the number of items to show after the ellipsis.
itemsBeforeCollapse number 1 If max items is exceeded, the number of items to show before the ellipsis.
maxItems number 8 Specifies the maximum number of breadcrumbs to display. When there are more than the maximum number, only the first and last will be shown, with an ellipsis in between.
separator node '/' Custom separator node.

The ref is forwarded to the root element.

Any other props supplied will be provided to the root element (native element).

CSS

  • Style sheet name: MuiBreadcrumbs.
  • Style sheet details:
Rule name Global class Description
root MuiBreadcrumbs-root Styles applied to the root element.
ol MuiBreadcrumbs-ol Styles applied to the ol element.
li MuiBreadcrumbs-li Styles applied to the li element.
separator MuiBreadcrumbs-separator Styles applied to the separator element.

You can override the style of the component thanks to one of these customization points:

If that's not sufficient, you can check the implementation of the component for more detail.

Demos