how to use material ui 5 buttons with icons in react

How to Use Material UI 5 Buttons with Icons in React

updated 02/11/23 By frontendshape

In this tutorial, we'll learn how to use buttons with icons in React Material UI 5.

Install & Setup Vite + React + Typescript + MUI 5


Before you begin, make sure to install the @mui/icons-material package

npm install @mui/icons-material
#	with yarn
yarn add @mui/icons-material

1. Create a button with an icon using the @mui/icons-material icon in React Material UI 5.

import Button from '@mui/material/Button';
import DeleteIcon from '@mui/icons-material/Delete';
import SendIcon from '@mui/icons-material/Send';
import Stack from '@mui/material/Stack';

export default function IconLabelButtons() {
  return (
    <Stack direction="row" spacing={2}>
      <Button variant="outlined" startIcon={<DeleteIcon />}>
        Delete
      </Button>
      <Button variant="contained" endIcon={<SendIcon />}>
        Send
      </Button>
    </Stack>
  );
}
material icon button

material icon button

2. Creating a React Material UI 5 Icon Button.

import IconButton from '@mui/material/IconButton';
import Stack from '@mui/material/Stack';
import DeleteIcon from '@mui/icons-material/Delete';
import AlarmIcon from '@mui/icons-material/Alarm';
import AddShoppingCartIcon from '@mui/icons-material/AddShoppingCart';

export default function IconButtons() {
  return (
    <Stack direction="row" spacing={1} sx={{ margin: 40 }}>
      <IconButton aria-label="delete">
        <DeleteIcon />
      </IconButton>
      <IconButton aria-label="delete" disabled color="primary">
        <DeleteIcon />
      </IconButton>
      <IconButton color="secondary" aria-label="add an alarm">
        <AlarmIcon />
      </IconButton>
      <IconButton color="primary" aria-label="add to shopping cart">
        <AddShoppingCartIcon />
      </IconButton>
    </Stack>
  );
}
react mui 5 icon button

react mui 5 icon button

3. React with Material UI 5 Icon Button size small, medium and large.

import Stack from '@mui/material/Stack';
import IconButton from '@mui/material/IconButton';
import DeleteIcon from '@mui/icons-material/Delete';

export default function IconButtonSizes() {
  return (
    <Stack direction="row" alignItems="center" spacing={1}>
      <IconButton aria-label="delete" size="small">
        <DeleteIcon fontSize="inherit" />
      </IconButton>
      <IconButton aria-label="delete" size="small">
        <DeleteIcon fontSize="small" />
      </IconButton>
      <IconButton aria-label="delete" size="large">
        <DeleteIcon />
      </IconButton>
      <IconButton aria-label="delete" size="large">
        <DeleteIcon fontSize="inherit" />
      </IconButton>
    </Stack>
  );
}
react material ui icon button sizes

react material ui icon button sizes

4. React Material UI 5 Icon Button with colors.

import Stack from '@mui/material/Stack';
import IconButton from '@mui/material/IconButton';
import Fingerprint from '@mui/icons-material/Fingerprint';

export default function IconButtonColors() {
  return (
    <Stack direction="row" spacing={1}>
      <IconButton aria-label="fingerprint" color="primary">
        <Fingerprint />
      </IconButton>
      <IconButton aria-label="fingerprint" color="secondary">
        <Fingerprint />
      </IconButton>
      <IconButton aria-label="fingerprint" color="success">
        <Fingerprint />
      </IconButton>
      <IconButton aria-label="fingerprint" color="warning">
        <Fingerprint />
      </IconButton>
      <IconButton aria-label="fingerprint" color="error">
        <Fingerprint />
      </IconButton>
    </Stack>
  );
}
material ui button icon

material ui button icon

5. React Material UI 5 file upload button with Icon. you can also see mui 5 file upload .

how to use file upload in react mui 5

import { styled } from '@mui/material/styles';
import Button from '@mui/material/Button';
import CloudUploadIcon from '@mui/icons-material/CloudUpload';

const VisuallyHiddenInput = styled('input')({
  clip: 'rect(0 0 0 0)',
  clipPath: 'inset(50%)',
  height: 1,
  overflow: 'hidden',
  position: 'absolute',
  bottom: 0,
  left: 0,
  whiteSpace: 'nowrap',
  width: 1,
});

export default function InputFileUpload() {
  return (
    <Button component="label" variant="contained" startIcon={<CloudUploadIcon />}>
      Upload file
      <VisuallyHiddenInput type="file" />
    </Button>
  );
}
material ui file upload button icon

material ui file upload button icon