Last modified: Sep 8, 2021

Material UI

A popular React UI library used in Altinn Studio.

Material UI logo
Material UI logo

Material UI is used in Altinn Studio as the React UI library. Material UI was chosen because

  • It is based on the Google’s material design.
  • It focuses exclusively on the React components
  • Can use responsive components provided by the library
  • Can override the style to customize the component to match the application requirements
  • Can save time by using the components in the library instead of creating it from scratch (for example, the navigation drawers, application bar)
  • It uses JSS as a styling solution that exposes a low-level API which helps in advanced overriding and theming mechanism

React router is a third party routing library used in Altinn Studio to trigger navigation within the application.