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  • Last Updated : 08 Nov, 2022
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Fab stands for Floating Action Button is which appears in front of all screen content, typically as a circular shape with an icon in its center. Material UI for React has this component available for us and it is very easy to integrate. It can be used to turn an option on or off. We can use the Fab Component in ReactJS using the following approach:

Creating React Application And Installing Module:

Step 1: Create a React application using the following command:

npx create-react-app foldername

Step 2: After creating your project folder i.e. foldername, move to it using the following command:

cd foldername

Step 3: After creating the ReactJS application, Install the material-ui modules using the following command:

npm install @mui/material
npm install @mui/icons-material

Project Structure: It will look like the following.

Project Structure

Example 1: In this example, we will create a simple application that uses the Fab component to display a floating action button with an icon inside it. Please update the file App.js like below.

Filename: App.js

Javascript




import { Fab } from '@mui/material';
import React from 'react';
import EditIcon from '@mui/icons-material/Edit';
  
const App = () => {
  
    return (
        <div style={{
            margin: 'auto',
            display: 'block',
            width: 'fit-content'
        }}>
            <h3>How to use Fab Component in ReactJS?</h3>
            <Fab color="secondary" aria-label="edit">
                <EditIcon />
            </Fab>
        </div>
    );
}
  
export default App;

Step to Run Application: Run the application using the following command from the root directory of the project:

npm start

Output: Now open your browser and go to http://localhost:3000/, you will see the following output:

Example 2: In this example, we will create a simple application that uses the Fab component to display various floating action buttons with different sizes. Please update the file App.js like below.

Filename: App.js

Javascript




import { Fab } from '@mui/material';
import React from 'react';
import EditIcon from '@mui/icons-material/Edit';
  
const App = () => {
  
    return (
        <div style={{
            margin: 'auto',
            display: 'block',
            width: 'fit-content'
        }}>
            <h3>How to use Fab Component in ReactJS?</h3>
            <div style={{ display: 'flex', gap: '5px' }}>
                <Fab size='small' color="secondary" 
                    aria-label="edit">
                    <EditIcon />
                </Fab>
                <Fab size='medium' color="secondary" 
                    aria-label="edit">
                    <EditIcon />
                </Fab>
                <Fab color="secondary" aria-label="edit">
                    <EditIcon />
                </Fab>
            </div>
        </div>
    );
}
  
export default App;

Steps to run the application:

npm start

Output:

 

Reference: https://mui.com/material-ui/react-floating-action-button/


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