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How to use Tooltip component in ReactJS?

Last Updated : 20 Nov, 2023
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Tooltips display informative text when users hover over, focus on, or tap an element. Material UI for React has this component available for us, and it is very easy to integrate. We can use the Tooltip Component in ReactJS using the following approach.



  • Start by including the necessary Material-UI components for your React project, like `IconButton`, `Tooltip`, and the icons (`PersonIcon` and `DeleteIcon`).
  • Utilize the `Tooltip` component to envelop the `IconButton` elements that house the icons. Assign the `title` prop of the `Tooltip` to the desired text for each IconButton’s tooltip, for instance, “Delete” and “Person”.
  • Display the components in the `App` function, organizing them within the JSX structure. This entails situating the `Tooltip`-enclosed `IconButton` elements with their corresponding icons and tooltips inside a container (in this instance, a `div` with specified styles).

Steps to Create 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 @material-ui/core
npm install @material-ui/icons

Project Structure:

Project Structure

The updated dependencies in package.json file will look like:

  "dependencies": {
"@material-ui/core": "^4.12.4",
"@material-ui/icons": "^4.11.3",
"react": "^18.2.0",
"react-scripts": "5.0.1",
"web-vitals": "^2.1.4"

Example: Now write down the following code in the App.js file. Here, App is our default component where we have written our code.


import React from "react";
import IconButton from "@material-ui/core/IconButton";
import Tooltip from "@material-ui/core/Tooltip";
import PersonIcon from "@material-ui/icons/Person";
import DeleteIcon from "@material-ui/icons/Delete";
export default function App() {
    return (
        <div style={{ display: "block", padding: 30 }}>
            <h4>How to use Tooltip Component in ReactJS?</h4>
            <Tooltip title="Delete">
                    <DeleteIcon />
            <Tooltip title="Person">
                    <PersonIcon />

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.

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