Need private packages and team management tools?Check out npm Orgs. »


1.8.0 • Public • Published


The Material-UI Rich Text Editor and Viewer

mui-rte is a complete text editor and viewer for material-ui v3 and v4 based on draft-js and written in Typescript. It is ready to use out of the box yet supports user defined blocks, styles, callbacks, and decorators as well as toolbar and theme customization to enhance the editor to all needs.


npm install mui-rte --save

Install the peer dependencies: @material-ui/core, @material-ui/icons, react and react-dom.


Edit mui-rte basic


import MUIRichTextEditor from 'mui-rte'
    <MUIRichTextEditor label="Start typing..." />, 

You can load default content as the following example. The value should be a stringified RawDraftContentState object:

import MUIRichTextEditor from 'mui-rte'
const data = getContentStateAsStringFromSomewhere()
        label="Start typing..." 


Check the examples directory for more.

Custom Controls

You can define your custom inline styles, blocks, atomic blocks and callback actions to the editor. Just select an icon from @material-ui/icons and define your rules.

Adding a custom inline style

This sample adds a control to change the background color and font color of the typed or selected text:

import MUIRichTextEditor from 'mui-rte'
import InvertColorsIcon from '@material-ui/icons/InvertColors'
            name: "my-style",
            icon: <InvertColorsIcon />,
            type: "inline",
            inlineStyle: {
                backgroundColor: "black",
                color: "white"

Adding a custom block

This sample adds a block to the editor based on a React Element defined:

import MUIRichTextEditor from 'mui-rte'
import TableChartIcon from '@material-ui/icons/TableChart'
const MyBlock = (props) => {
    return (
        <div style={{
            padding: 10,
            backgroundColor: "#ebebeb"
            My Block content is:
            name: "my-block",
            icon: <TableChartIcon />,
            type: "block",
            blockWrapper: <MyBlock />

Adding a custom atomic block

Check this sample that shows how to create a control to add a @material-ui Card component to the editor.

Adding a custom callback control

This sample adds a control that will trigger a custom callback function:

import MUIRichTextEditor from 'mui-rte'
import DoneIcon from '@material-ui/icons/Done'
            name: "my-callback",
            icon: <DoneIcon />,
            type: "callback",
            onClick: (editorState, name) => {
                console.log(`Clicked ${name} control`)

Custom Decorators

You can define custom decorators to apply styles and/or functionality based on a provided regular expression.

Adding custom functionality with a decorator

To add some functionality when a user inputs a #hashtag use the following example. In this case, everytime the user inputs a word starting with a # character it will be automatically converted into a styled link:

import MUIRichTextEditor from 'mui-rte'
const MyHashTagDecorator = (props) => {
    const hashtagUrl = "http://myurl/" + props.decoratedText
    return (
                color: "green"
    label="Type something here..."
            component: MyHashTagDecorator,
            regex: /\#[\w]+/g

Inline toolbar

The editor includes an inline toolbar option which renders a pop-up inside the editor area when the user makes a selection. The inline toolbar supports user defined controls. Notice that only inline type controls will be rendered. The controls displayed on the main toolbar can be different from the ones in the inline toolbar. You can also hide the main toolbar and just enable the inline toolbar.

import MUIRichTextEditor from 'mui-rte'
    label="Type something here..."

Styling the editor

You can style the editor using the Material-UI theming feature. First create a theme with createMuiTheme and override classes such as root, container, editor, and editorContainer. Check the examples directory for more.

import { createMuiTheme, MuiThemeProvider } from '@material-ui/core/styles'
import MUIRichTextEditor from 'mui-rte'
const defaultTheme = createMuiTheme()
Object.assign(defaultTheme, {
    overrides: {
        MUIRichTextEditor: {
            root: {
                marginTop: 20,
                width: "80%"
            editor: {
                borderBottom: "1px solid gray" 
<MuiThemeProvider theme={defaultTheme}>
        label="Type something here..."


<MUIRichTextEditor />

Property Type description
label string optional String to show when there is no content
readOnly boolean optional Read only (viewer) mode. No controls are rendered
value string optional Default content to load. Should be a stringified Draft.Model.Encoding.RawDraftContentState object
inheritFontSize boolean optional Inherit font size from parent. Useful for read only mode
error boolean optional Renders the editor with an error style
onSave (data:string) => void optional Function triggered when the save button is pressed. The data is a stringified Draft.Model.Encoding.RawDraftContentState object
onChange (state: EditorState) => void optional Function triggered on any change in the editor (key input, delete, etc.). The state is a Draft.Model.ImmutableData.EditorState object
controls string[] optional List of controls to display in the main toolbar. If not provided, all controls will be rendered. Current available values are: "title", "bold", "italic", "underline", "strikethrough", "highlight", "undo", "redo", "link", "media", "numberList", "bulletList", "quote", "code", "clear", "save"
customControls TCustomControl[] optional Defines an array of user custom inline styles, blocks and callbacks. See more information in 'Custom Controls' below.
decorators TDecorator[] optional Defines an array of user custom decorators. See more information in 'Custom Decorators'.
toolbar boolean optional Defines if the main toolbar should be rendered.
inlineToolbar boolean optional Defines if the inline toolbar should be rendered.
inlineToolbarControls string[] optional List of controls to display in the inline toolbar. Available values are: "bold", "italic", "underline", "strikethrough", "highlight", "link", "clear", and user defined inline controls. If not provided and inlineToolbar is true the following inline styles will be displayed: bold, italic, underline and clear.


Property Type description
id string optional The HTML id attribute for the control
name string required The name of the custom control. For rendering the control this name should be added to the MUIRichTextEditor controls property.
icon JSX.Element optional The @material-ui/icons icon for the control. For "atomic" control type, the icon is not required. Check this for available icons.
type string required Either "inline", "block", "atomic" or "callback"
inlineStyle string optional The React.CSSProperties object for styling the text when using a custom inline style.
blockWrapper React.ReactElement optional The custom React component used for rendering a custom block.
atomicComponent React.FunctionComponent optional The custom React FunctionComponent used for rendering a custom atomic block.
onClick (editorState: EditorState, name: string, anchor: HTMLElement | null) => void optional The callback function triggered when the custom control is clicked. The received arguments include the current EditorState object, the name of the clicked control and the HTMLElement from which the click was raised.


Property Type description
component React.FunctionComponent required The React component to use for rendering the decorator.
regex RegExp required The regular expression to match a decorator.


Check the release notes for the changelog.


For development use:

$ npm run watch
$ npm run serve

Future plans

  • Add new features
  • Increase test coverage

Suggestions and issues

Please feel free to leave your comment on the Issues tab.


Licensed under MIT License.


npm i mui-rte

Downloadsweekly downloads









last publish


  • avatar
Report a vulnerability