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Cards contain content and actions about a single subject.

Basic Usage

To implement the Card component, you need to import at least Card and CardBody components:

import { Card, CardBody } from '@react-ui-org/react-ui';

And use it:

See API for all available options.

General Guidelines

  • Default card is designed for non-white background. You may want to either use the raised variant or customize the default appearance to make the card stand out on white surfaces.

  • Use optional CardBody and CardFooter components to provide your content with expected spacing.

  • Use medium or low-emphasis buttons when there are more cards, e.g. in a grid. It will help you keep the UI clean and easy to scan.

  • Card, or Paper? Card is a versatile surface for displaying content. However, there is also the Paper component. While Card is designed for displaying items (and also supports more visual options), Paper is usually used to hold larger content areas like lists, grids, or forms.

Card Composition

Aside from the CardBody element, you can add a CardFooter to better separate your card's actions from the rest of the content.

Import all necessary components:

import { Card, CardBody, CardFooter } from '@react-ui-org/react-ui';

And use them:

👉 CardFooter is required in case you need to align the actions of multiple cards with varying height of content.

Raised Card

Add optional shadow to lift the card above surface.

Dense Card

Use a dense card when you need to save space on screen. Other elements in the card should be also smaller to keep the card contained and easy to scan.

Scrollable Card

Combine Card with ScrollView to enable scrolling for card content.

Color Variants

Card supports all component colors to cover different needs of your app.


Disabled State

Entire card can appear disabled. However, you'll still need to manually disable its interactive elements to disallow user's interaction.

Forwarding HTML Attributes

In addition to the options below in the component's API section, you can specify React synthetic events or any HTML attribute you like. All attributes that don't interfere with the API are forwarded to the root <div> HTML element. This enables making the component interactive and helps to improve its accessibility.

👉 Refer to the MDN reference for the full list of supported attributes of the div element.


Prop nameTypeDefaultRequiredDescription

Slot for individual card elements that build up the inner layout:

  • CardBody
  • CardFooter
  • ScrollView
color'success' │ 'warning' │ 'danger' │ 'help' │ 'info' │ 'note' │ 'light' │ 'dark''light'false

Color variant to clarify importance and meaning of the card.


Make the card more compact.


If true, the card will be disabled.


Add shadow to pull the card above surface.


Space your content with CardBody. See Card Composition for all details.

Prop nameTypeDefaultRequiredDescription

Content of the card.


Separate your card actions with CardFooter. See Card Composition for all details.

Prop nameTypeDefaultRequiredDescription

Card actions, usually buttons.


Common Theming Options

Custom PropertyDescription
--rui-Card__paddingPadding shared by card header, body and footer
--rui-Card__border-widthBorder width
--rui-Card__border-radiusCorner radius
--rui-Card--dense__paddingPadding of dense card
--rui-Card--raised__box-shadowBox shadow of raised card
--rui-Card--disabled__background-colorCard background color in disabled state
--rui-Card--disabled__opacityCard opacity in disabled state

Theming Variants

It's possible to adjust the theme of specific color variant. Naming convention looks as follows: