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Introduction

Refine provides an integration package for Material UI framework. This package provides a set of ready to use components and hooks that connects Refine with Material UI components. While Refine's integration offers a set of components and hooks, it is not a replacement for the Material UI packages, you will be able to use all the features of Material UI in the same way you would use it in a regular React application. Refine's integration only provides components and hooks for an easier usage of Material UI components in combination with Refine's features and functionalities.

Installation​

Installing the package is as simple as just by running the following command without any additional configuration:

npm i @refinedev/mui @refinedev/react-hook-form @emotion/react @emotion/styled @mui/lab @mui/material @mui/x-data-grid react-hook-form

Usage​

We'll wrap our app with the <ThemeProvider /> to make sure we have the theme available for our app, then we'll use the layout components to wrap them around our routes. Check out the examples below to see how to use Refine's Material UI integration.

import { Refine, Authenticated } from "@refinedev/core";
import dataProvider from "@refinedev/simple-rest";
import routerProvider, { NavigateToResource } from "@refinedev/react-router-v6";
import { BrowserRouter, Route, Routes, Outlet, Navigate } from "react-router-dom";

import {
  ThemedLayoutV2,
  ErrorComponent,
  RefineThemes,
  notificationProvider,
  RefineSnackbarProvider,
  AuthPage,
} from "@refinedev/mui";
import CssBaseline from "@mui/material/CssBaseline";
import GlobalStyles from "@mui/material/GlobalStyles";
import { ThemeProvider } from "@mui/material/styles";

import authProvider from "./auth-provider";

import { ProductList, ProductShow, ProductEdit, ProductCreate } from "./pages/products";

export default function App() {
  return (
    <BrowserRouter>
      <ThemeProvider theme={RefineThemes.Blue}>
        <CssBaseline />
        <GlobalStyles
            styles={{ html: { WebkitFontSmoothing: "auto" } }}
        />
        <RefineSnackbarProvider>
            <Refine
                routerProvider={routerProvider}
                dataProvider={dataProvider(
                    "https://api.fake-rest.refine.dev",
                )}
                notificationProvider={notificationProvider}
                authProvider={authProvider}
                resources={[
                    {
                        name: "products",
                        list: "/products",
                        show: "/products/:id",
                        edit: "/products/:id/edit",
                        create: "/products/create",
                        meta: {
                            canDelete: true,
                        },
                    },
                ]}
                options={{
                    syncWithLocation: true,
                }}
            >
                <Routes>
                  <Route element={<Authenticated fallback={<Navigate to="/login" />}><Outlet /></Authenticated>}>
                    <Route
                        element={
                            <ThemedLayoutV2>
                                <Outlet />
                            </ThemedLayoutV2>
                        }
                    >
                        <Route index element={<NavigateToResource resource="products" />} />
                        <Route path="/products" element={<Outlet />}>
                          <Route index element={<ProductList />} />
                          <Route path="create" element={<ProductCreate />} />
                          <Route path=":id" element={<ProductShow />} />
                          <Route path=":id/edit" element={<ProductEdit />} />
                        </Route>
                        <Route path="*" element={<ErrorComponent />} />
                    </Route>
                  </Route>
                  <Route element={<Authenticated fallback={<Outlet />}><NavigateToResource resource="products" /></Authenticated>}>
                    <Route
                      path="/login"
                      element={(
                        <AuthPage
                          type="login"
                          formProps={{
                            defaultValues: {
                              email: "demo@refine.dev",
                              password: "demodemo",
                            },
                          }}
                        />
                      )}
                    />
                    <Route path="/register" element={<AuthPage type="register" />} />
                    <Route path="/forgot-password" element={<AuthPage type="forgotPassword" />} />
                    <Route path="/reset-password" element={<AuthPage type="resetPassword" />} />
                    <Route path="*" element={<ErrorComponent />} />
                  </Route>
                </Routes>
            </Refine>
        </RefineSnackbarProvider>
      </ThemeProvider>
    </BrowserRouter>
  );
};

Tables​

Refine provides a seamless integration with the <DataGrid /> component of Material UI from pagination to sorting and filtering via the useDataGrid hook exported from the @refinedev/mui package. This useDataGrid hook extends the useTable hook of @refinedev/core package and provides a set of additional features and transformations to make it work with Material UI's <DataGrid /> component without any additional configuration.

pages/products/list.tsx
import { useDataGrid } from "@refinedev/mui";
import { DataGrid, GridColDef } from "@mui/x-data-grid";

const columns: GridColDef<IProduct>[] = [
{ field: "id", headerName: "ID", type: "number", width: 50 },
{ field: "name", headerName: "Name", minWidth: 200, flex: 1 },
{ field: "price", headerName: "Price", minWidth: 300, flex: 1 },
];

export const ProductList: FC = () => {
const { dataGridProps } = useDataGrid<IProduct>();

return (
<List>
<DataGrid {...dataGridProps} columns={columns} autoHeight />
</List>
);
};

interface IProduct {
id: string;
name: string;
price: number;
description: string;
}

Forms​

Material UI offers form elements yet it does not provide a form management solution. To have a complete solution, Refine recommends using @refinedev/react-hook-form package which is built on top of Refine's useForm hook and React Hook Form's useForm hook.

Refine's documentations and examples of Material UI uses @refinedev/react-hook-form package for form management but you have the option to use any form management solution you want.

pages/products/create.tsx
import { useForm } from "@refinedev/react-hook-form";
import { Create } from "@refinedev/mui";
import TextField from "@mui/material/TextField";
import Box from "@mui/material/Box";

export const ProductCreate: FC = () => {
const {
saveButtonProps,
refineCore: { queryResult, autoSaveProps },
register,
control,
formState: { errors },
} = useForm<IProduct>();

return (
<Create saveButtonProps={saveButtonProps}>
<Box
component="form"
sx={{ display: "flex", flexDirection: "column" }}
autoComplete="off"
>
<TextField
id="name"
{...register("name", {
required: "This field is required",
})}
error={!!errors.name}
helperText={errors.name?.message}
label="Name"
name="name"
/>
<TextField
id="price"
{...register("price", {
required: "This field is required",
})}
error={!!errors.price}
helperText={errors.price?.message}
label="Price"
name="price"
/>
<TextField
id="description"
{...register("description", {
required: "This field is required",
})}
error={!!errors.description}
helperText={errors.description?.message}
label="Description"
name="description"
/>
</Box>
</Create>
);
};

interface IProduct {
id: string;
name: string;
price: number;
description: string;
}

@refinedev/mui also provides useAutocomplete hook which can be used to implement autocomplete fields with relational data. This hook leverages the useSelect hook from the @refinedev/core package.

Additional hooks of @refinedev/react-hook-form such as useStepsForm and useModalForm can also be used together with Refine's Material UI integration with ease.

Notifications​

Material UI has its own notification elements but lacks the notification management solution. As recommended by the Material UI's documentation; Refine's integration provides a notification provider which uses notistack package under the hood. This integration is provided by the notificationProvider exported from the @refinedev/mui package which can be directly used in the notificationProvider prop of the <Refine /> component.

app.tsx
import { Refine } from "@refinedev/core";
import { useNotificationProvider } from "@refinedev/mui";

const App = () => {
return (
<Refine notificationProvider={useNotificationProvider}>{/* ... */}</Refine>
);
};
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Usage of <RefineSnackbarProvider /> is required to manage notifications through notistack. The component itself is a wrapper of the SnackbarProvider component of notistack package.

Predefined Components and Views​

Layouts, Menus and Breadcrumbs​

Refine provides Layout components that can be used to implement a layout for the application. These components are crafted using Material UI's components and includes Refine's features and functionalities such as navigation menus, headers, authentication, authorization and more.

import React from "react";

import { Refine, Authenticated } from "@refinedev/core";
import dataProvider from "@refinedev/simple-rest";
import routerProvider from "@refinedev/react-router-v6";
import { BrowserRouter, Route, Routes, Outlet } from "react-router-dom";

import {
  ThemedLayoutV2,
  ErrorComponent,
  RefineThemes,
  notificationProvider,
  RefineSnackbarProvider,
  AuthPage,
} from "@refinedev/mui";
import CssBaseline from "@mui/material/CssBaseline";
import GlobalStyles from "@mui/material/GlobalStyles";
import { ThemeProvider } from "@mui/material/styles";

import { ProductList } from "./pages/products/list";

export default function App() {
  return (
    <BrowserRouter>
      <ThemeProvider theme={RefineThemes.Blue}>
        <CssBaseline />
        <GlobalStyles
            styles={{ html: { WebkitFontSmoothing: "auto" } }}
        />
        <RefineSnackbarProvider>
          <Refine
            routerProvider={routerProvider}
            dataProvider={dataProvider("https://api.fake-rest.refine.dev")}
            notificationProvider={notificationProvider}
            resources={[
              {
                name: "products",
                list: "/products",
              }
            ]}
          >
            <Routes>
                <Route
                  // The layout will wrap all the pages inside this route
                  element={
                    <ThemedLayoutV2>
                      <Outlet />
                    </ThemedLayoutV2>
                  }
                >
                    <Route path="/products" element={<ProductList />} />
                    <Route path="*" element={<ErrorComponent />} />
                </Route>
            </Routes>
          </Refine>
        </RefineSnackbarProvider>
      </ThemeProvider>
    </BrowserRouter>
  );
};

<ThemedLayoutV2 /> component consists of a header, sider and a content area. The sider have a navigation menu items for the defined resources of Refine, if an authentication provider is present, it will also have a functional logout button. The header contains the app logo and name and also information about the current user if an authentication provider is present.

Additionally, Refine also provides a <Breadcrumb /> component that uses the Material UI's component as a base and provide appropriate breadcrumbs for the current route. This component is used in the basic views provided by Refine's Material UI package automatically.

Buttons​

Refine's Material UI integration offers variety of buttons that are built above the <Button /> component of Material UI and includes many logical functionalities such as;

  • Authorization checks
  • Confirmation dialogs
  • Loading states
  • Invalidation
  • Navigation
  • Form actions
  • Import/Export and more.

You can use buttons such as <EditButton /> or <ListButton /> etc. in your views to provide navigation for the related routes or <DeleteButton /> and <SaveButton /> etc. to perform related actions without having to worry about the authorization checks and other logical functionalities.

An example usage of the <EditButton /> component is as follows:

pages/products/list.tsx
import { useDataGrid, EditButton } from "@refinedev/mui";
import { DataGrid, GridColDef } from "@mui/x-data-grid";

const columns: GridColDef[] = [
{ field: "id", headerName: "ID", type: "number", width: 50 },
{ field: "name", headerName: "Name", minWidth: 200, flex: 1 },
{ field: "price", headerName: "Price", minWidth: 300, flex: 1 },
{
field: "actions",
headerName: "Actions",
renderCell: function render({ row }) {
return (
<EditButton hideText recordItemId={row.id} />
);
},
}
]

export const ProductList: FC = () => {
const { dataGridProps } = useDataGrid();

return (
<List>
<DataGrid {...dataGridProps} columns={columns} autoHeight />
</List>
);
};

The list of provided buttons are:

Many of these buttons are already used in the views provided by Refine's Material UI integration. If you're using the basic view elements provided by Refine, you will have the appropriate buttons placed in your application out of the box.

Views​

Views are designed as wrappers around the content of the pages in the application. They are designed to be used within the layouts and provide basic functionalities such as titles based on the resource, breadcrumbs, related actions and authorization checks. Refine's Material UI integration uses components such as <Card /> and <Box /> to provide these views and provides customization options by passing related props to these components.

The list of provided views are:

import React from "react";
import { EditButton, List, ShowButton, useDataGrid } from "@refinedev/mui";
import { DataGrid, GridColDef } from "@mui/x-data-grid";

export const ProductList = () => {
  const { dataGridProps } = useDataGrid();

  const columns = React.useMemo<GridColDef<IProduct>[]>(
    () => [
        {
            field: "id",
            headerName: "ID",
            type: "number",
            width: 50,
        },
        { field: "name", headerName: "Name", minWidth: 300, flex: 1 },
        { field: "price", headerName: "Price", minWidth: 100, flex: 1 },
        {
          field: "actions",
          headerName: "Actions",
          renderCell: function render({ row }) {
              return (
                  <div>
                      <EditButton hideText recordItemId={row.id} />
                      <ShowButton hideText recordItemId={row.id} />
                  </div>
              );
          },
          align: "center",
          headerAlign: "center",
          minWidth: 80,
        },
      ],
    []
  );

  return (
    <List>
        <DataGrid {...dataGridProps} columns={columns} autoHeight />
    </List>
  );
};

interface IProduct {
  id: string;
  name: string;
  price: number;
  description: string;
}

Fields​

Refine's Material UI also provides field components to render values with appropriate design and format of Material UI. These components are built on top of respective Material UI components and also provide logic for formatting of the values. While these components might not always be suitable for your use case, they can be combined or extended to provide the desired functionality.

The list of provided field components are:

pages/products/show.tsx
import { useShow } from "@refinedev/core";
import { Show, TextField, NumberField } from "@refinedev/mui";
import Typography from "@mui/material/Typography";

export const ProductShow = () => {
const { queryResult } = useShow<IProduct>();
const { data, isLoading } = queryResult;
const record = data?.data;

return (
<Show isLoading={isLoading}>
<Typography variant="body1" fontWeight="bold">
Id
</Typography>
<TextField value={record?.id} />

<Typography variant="body1" fontWeight="bold">
Title
</Typography>
<TextField value={record?.title} />

<Typography variant="body1" fontWeight="bold">
Title
</Typography>
<NumberField
value={record?.price}
options={{ style: "currency", currency: "USD" }}
/>
</Show>
);
};

interface IProduct {
id: string;
name: string;
price: number;
description: string;
}

Auth Pages​

Auth pages are designed to be used as the pages of the authentication flow of the application. They offer an out of the box solution for the login, register, forgot password and reset password pages by leveraging the authentication hooks of Refine. Auth page components are built on top of basic Material UI components such as <TextField /> and <Card /> etc.

The list of types of auth pages that are available in the UI integrations are:

  • <AuthPage type="login" />
  • <AuthPage type="register" />
  • <AuthPage type="forgot-password" />
  • <AuthPage type="reset-password" />

An example usage of the <AuthPage /> component is as follows:

import { AuthPage } from "@refinedev/mui";

export const LoginPage = () => {
    return (
        <AuthPage
            type="login"
            formProps={{
                defaultValues: {
                  email: "demo@refine.dev",
                  password: "demodemo",
                },
            }}
        />
    );
};

Error Components​

Refine's Material UI integration also provides an <ErrorComponent /> component that you can use to render a 404 page in your app. While these components does not offer much functionality, they are provided as an easy way to render an error page with a consistent design language.

An example usage of the <ErrorComponent /> component is as follows:

pages/404.tsx
import { ErrorComponent } from "@refinedev/mui";

const NotFoundPage = () => {
return <ErrorComponent />;
};

Theming​

Since Refine offers application level components such as layout, sidebar and header and page level components for each action, it is important to have it working with the styling of Material UI. All components and providers exported from the @refinedev/mui package will use the current theme of Material UI without any additional configuration.

Additionally, Refine also provides a set of carefully crafted themes for Material UI which outputs a nice UI with Refine's components with light and dark theme support. These themes are exported as RefineThemes object from the @refinedev/mui package and can be used in <ThemeProvider /> component of Material UI.

import { RefineThemes, RefineSnackbarProvider } from "@refinedev/mui";
import CssBaseline from "@mui/material/CssBaseline";
import GlobalStyles from "@mui/material/GlobalStyles";
import { ThemeProvider as MuiThemeProvider } from "@mui/material/styles";

export const ThemeProvider = ({ children }) => (
    // Available themes: Blue, Purple, Magenta, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green
    // Change the line below to change the theme
    <MuiThemeProvider theme={RefineThemes.Magenta}>
        <CssBaseline />
        <GlobalStyles
            styles={{ html: { WebkitFontSmoothing: "auto" } }}
        />
        <RefineSnackbarProvider>
            {children}
        </RefineSnackbarProvider>
    </MuiThemeProvider>
);

To learn more about the theme configuration of Material UI, please refer to the official documentation.

Inferencer​

You can automatically generate views for your resources using @refinedev/inferencer. Inferencer exports the MuiListInferencer, MuiShowInferencer, MuiEditInferencer, MuiCreateInferencer components and finally the MuiInferencer component, which combines all in one place.

To learn more about Inferencer, please refer to the Material UI Inferencer docs.