React Material UI Autocomplete Component Example Tutorial

Last updated on: by Digamber

An autocomplete component is a must-have UI component that provides users with pre-defined suggestion options. When it comes to creating autocomplete components in React, it requires certain technicalities to master over.

In this guide, we will show you how to quite easily build React autocomplete component using the function component and React Material UI library.

We will start by creating a new React app and set up and configure the material UI library. Then show you how to implement material UI autocomplete in React function component.

How to Implement Custom Autocomplete in React using React Material UI

  • Step 1: Build React App
  • Step 2: Register React Material UI
  • Step 3: Make Function Component
  • Step 4: Create React Autocomplete Component
  • Step 5: Register Component in App
  • Step 6: Test App on Browser

Build React App

In this step, we will first create the new React app. For that, we are going to adopt a straightforward method.

You have to run a provided command that will generate a brand-new React app.

Make sure to install Node and Npm on your development machine first.

npx create-react-app react-blog-app

The given command will help you navigate inside the project.

cd react-blog-app

Register React Material UI

To build a robust UI, we need to conjugate various UI components. Most of us know how the UI components are made; the only downside is they take time to be developed.

We can cut that development time by directly installing React Material UI module in our React app.

npm i @mui/material @emotion/react @emotion/styled
npm install @fontsource/roboto

We have previously installed the material UI package and the essential fonts, now the time is to register them into the App.css file.

@import url("https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto:300,400,500,700&display=swap");
@import "@fontsource/roboto/300.css";
@import "@fontsource/roboto/400.css";
@import "@fontsource/roboto/500.css";
@import "@fontsource/roboto/700.css";

Make Function Component

The function component is the pivot point which holds the responsibility of the specific functionalities. Hence we need to create the directory where we can keep the functionalities code file wise.

Hence, create the components/ folder with the Users.js file.

import React from 'react'
function Accordion() {
  return (
    <div>Users page</div>
  )
}
export default Users

Create React Autocomplete Component

We need Bod, TextField, and Autocomplete modules; ensure that you import them at the top from the associated packages.

We need countries’ data to inject the countries’ data into the Autocomplete component; it will appear on the autocomplete box when the user starts typing in it.

Add the suggested code into the components/Users.js file.

import * as React from "react";
import Box from "@mui/material/Box";
import TextField from "@mui/material/TextField";
import Autocomplete from "@mui/material/Autocomplete";
function Users() {
  return (
    <Autocomplete
      id="country-select-demo"
      sx={{ width: 400 }}
      options={countries}
      autoHighlight
      getOptionLabel={(option) => option.label}
      renderOption={(props, option) => (
        <Box
          component="li"
          sx={{ "& > img": { mr: 2, flexShrink: 0 } }}
          {...props}
        >
          <img
            loading="lazy"
            width="20"
            src={`https://flagcdn.com/w20/${option.code.toLowerCase()}.png`}
            srcSet={`https://flagcdn.com/w40/${option.code.toLowerCase()}.png 2x`}
            alt=""
          />
          {option.label} ({option.code}) +{option.phone}
        </Box>
      )}
      renderInput={(params) => (
        <TextField
          {...params}
          label="Choose a country"
          inputProps={{
            ...params.inputProps,
            autoComplete: "new-password", // disable autocomplete and autofill
          }}
        />
      )}
    />
  );
}
const countries = [
  { code: "AD", label: "Andorra", phone: "376" },
  {
    code: "AE",
    label: "United Arab Emirates",
    phone: "971",
  },
  { code: "AF", label: "Afghanistan", phone: "93" },
  {
    code: "AG",
    label: "Antigua and Barbuda",
    phone: "1-268",
  },
  { code: "AI", label: "Anguilla", phone: "1-264" },
  { code: "AL", label: "Albania", phone: "355" },
  { code: "AM", label: "Armenia", phone: "374" },
  { code: "AO", label: "Angola", phone: "244" },
  { code: "AQ", label: "Antarctica", phone: "672" },
  { code: "AR", label: "Argentina", phone: "54" },
  { code: "AS", label: "American Samoa", phone: "1-684" },
  { code: "AT", label: "Austria", phone: "43" },
  {
    code: "AU",
    label: "Australia",
    phone: "61",
    suggested: true,
  },
  { code: "AW", label: "Aruba", phone: "297" },
  { code: "AX", label: "Alland Islands", phone: "358" },
  { code: "AZ", label: "Azerbaijan", phone: "994" },
  {
    code: "BA",
    label: "Bosnia and Herzegovina",
    phone: "387",
  },
  { code: "BB", label: "Barbados", phone: "1-246" },
  { code: "BD", label: "Bangladesh", phone: "880" },
  { code: "BE", label: "Belgium", phone: "32" },
  { code: "BF", label: "Burkina Faso", phone: "226" },
  { code: "BG", label: "Bulgaria", phone: "359" },
  { code: "BH", label: "Bahrain", phone: "973" },
  { code: "BI", label: "Burundi", phone: "257" },
  { code: "BJ", label: "Benin", phone: "229" },
  { code: "BL", label: "Saint Barthelemy", phone: "590" },
  { code: "BM", label: "Bermuda", phone: "1-441" },
  { code: "BN", label: "Brunei Darussalam", phone: "673" },
  { code: "BO", label: "Bolivia", phone: "591" },
  { code: "BR", label: "Brazil", phone: "55" },
  { code: "BS", label: "Bahamas", phone: "1-242" },
  { code: "BT", label: "Bhutan", phone: "975" },
  { code: "BV", label: "Bouvet Island", phone: "47" },
  { code: "BW", label: "Botswana", phone: "267" },
  { code: "BY", label: "Belarus", phone: "375" },
  { code: "BZ", label: "Belize", phone: "501" },
  {
    code: "CA",
    label: "Canada",
    phone: "1",
    suggested: true,
  },
  {
    code: "CC",
    label: "Cocos (Keeling) Islands",
    phone: "61",
  },
  {
    code: "CD",
    label: "Congo, Democratic Republic of the",
    phone: "243",
  },
  {
    code: "CF",
    label: "Central African Republic",
    phone: "236",
  },
  {
    code: "CG",
    label: "Congo, Republic of the",
    phone: "242",
  },
  { code: "CH", label: "Switzerland", phone: "41" },
  { code: "CI", label: "Cote d'Ivoire", phone: "225" },
  { code: "CK", label: "Cook Islands", phone: "682" },
  { code: "CL", label: "Chile", phone: "56" },
  { code: "CM", label: "Cameroon", phone: "237" },
  { code: "CN", label: "China", phone: "86" },
  { code: "CO", label: "Colombia", phone: "57" },
  { code: "CR", label: "Costa Rica", phone: "506" },
  { code: "CU", label: "Cuba", phone: "53" },
  { code: "CV", label: "Cape Verde", phone: "238" },
  { code: "CW", label: "Curacao", phone: "599" },
  { code: "CX", label: "Christmas Island", phone: "61" },
  { code: "CY", label: "Cyprus", phone: "357" },
  { code: "CZ", label: "Czech Republic", phone: "420" },
  {
    code: "DE",
    label: "Germany",
    phone: "49",
    suggested: true,
  },
  { code: "DJ", label: "Djibouti", phone: "253" },
  { code: "DK", label: "Denmark", phone: "45" },
  { code: "DM", label: "Dominica", phone: "1-767" },
  {
    code: "DO",
    label: "Dominican Republic",
    phone: "1-809",
  },
  { code: "DZ", label: "Algeria", phone: "213" },
  { code: "EC", label: "Ecuador", phone: "593" },
  { code: "EE", label: "Estonia", phone: "372" },
  { code: "EG", label: "Egypt", phone: "20" },
  { code: "EH", label: "Western Sahara", phone: "212" },
  { code: "ER", label: "Eritrea", phone: "291" },
  { code: "ES", label: "Spain", phone: "34" },
  { code: "ET", label: "Ethiopia", phone: "251" },
  { code: "FI", label: "Finland", phone: "358" },
  { code: "FJ", label: "Fiji", phone: "679" },
  {
    code: "FK",
    label: "Falkland Islands (Malvinas)",
    phone: "500",
  },
  {
    code: "FM",
    label: "Micronesia, Federated States of",
    phone: "691",
  },
  { code: "FO", label: "Faroe Islands", phone: "298" },
  {
    code: "FR",
    label: "France",
    phone: "33",
    suggested: true,
  },
  { code: "GA", label: "Gabon", phone: "241" },
  { code: "GB", label: "United Kingdom", phone: "44" },
  { code: "GD", label: "Grenada", phone: "1-473" },
  { code: "GE", label: "Georgia", phone: "995" },
  { code: "GF", label: "French Guiana", phone: "594" },
  { code: "GG", label: "Guernsey", phone: "44" },
  { code: "GH", label: "Ghana", phone: "233" },
  { code: "GI", label: "Gibraltar", phone: "350" },
  { code: "GL", label: "Greenland", phone: "299" },
  { code: "GM", label: "Gambia", phone: "220" },
  { code: "GN", label: "Guinea", phone: "224" },
  { code: "GP", label: "Guadeloupe", phone: "590" },
  { code: "GQ", label: "Equatorial Guinea", phone: "240" },
  { code: "GR", label: "Greece", phone: "30" },
  {
    code: "GS",
    label: "South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands",
    phone: "500",
  },
  { code: "GT", label: "Guatemala", phone: "502" },
  { code: "GU", label: "Guam", phone: "1-671" },
  { code: "GW", label: "Guinea-Bissau", phone: "245" },
  { code: "GY", label: "Guyana", phone: "592" },
  { code: "HK", label: "Hong Kong", phone: "852" },
  {
    code: "HM",
    label: "Heard Island and McDonald Islands",
    phone: "672",
  },
  { code: "HN", label: "Honduras", phone: "504" },
  { code: "HR", label: "Croatia", phone: "385" },
  { code: "HT", label: "Haiti", phone: "509" },
  { code: "HU", label: "Hungary", phone: "36" },
  { code: "ID", label: "Indonesia", phone: "62" },
  { code: "IE", label: "Ireland", phone: "353" },
  { code: "IL", label: "Israel", phone: "972" },
  { code: "IM", label: "Isle of Man", phone: "44" },
  { code: "IN", label: "India", phone: "91" },
  {
    code: "IO",
    label: "British Indian Ocean Territory",
    phone: "246",
  },
  { code: "IQ", label: "Iraq", phone: "964" },
  {
    code: "IR",
    label: "Iran, Islamic Republic of",
    phone: "98",
  },
  { code: "IS", label: "Iceland", phone: "354" },
  { code: "IT", label: "Italy", phone: "39" },
  { code: "JE", label: "Jersey", phone: "44" },
  { code: "JM", label: "Jamaica", phone: "1-876" },
  { code: "JO", label: "Jordan", phone: "962" },
  {
    code: "JP",
    label: "Japan",
    phone: "81",
    suggested: true,
  },
  { code: "KE", label: "Kenya", phone: "254" },
  { code: "KG", label: "Kyrgyzstan", phone: "996" },
  { code: "KH", label: "Cambodia", phone: "855" },
  { code: "KI", label: "Kiribati", phone: "686" },
  { code: "KM", label: "Comoros", phone: "269" },
  {
    code: "KN",
    label: "Saint Kitts and Nevis",
    phone: "1-869",
  },
  {
    code: "KP",
    label: "Korea, Democratic People's Republic of",
    phone: "850",
  },
  { code: "KR", label: "Korea, Republic of", phone: "82" },
  { code: "KW", label: "Kuwait", phone: "965" },
  { code: "KY", label: "Cayman Islands", phone: "1-345" },
  { code: "KZ", label: "Kazakhstan", phone: "7" },
  {
    code: "LA",
    label: "Lao People's Democratic Republic",
    phone: "856",
  },
  { code: "LB", label: "Lebanon", phone: "961" },
  { code: "LC", label: "Saint Lucia", phone: "1-758" },
  { code: "LI", label: "Liechtenstein", phone: "423" },
  { code: "LK", label: "Sri Lanka", phone: "94" },
  { code: "LR", label: "Liberia", phone: "231" },
  { code: "LS", label: "Lesotho", phone: "266" },
  { code: "LT", label: "Lithuania", phone: "370" },
  { code: "LU", label: "Luxembourg", phone: "352" },
  { code: "LV", label: "Latvia", phone: "371" },
  { code: "LY", label: "Libya", phone: "218" },
  { code: "MA", label: "Morocco", phone: "212" },
  { code: "MC", label: "Monaco", phone: "377" },
  {
    code: "MD",
    label: "Moldova, Republic of",
    phone: "373",
  },
  { code: "ME", label: "Montenegro", phone: "382" },
  {
    code: "MF",
    label: "Saint Martin (French part)",
    phone: "590",
  },
  { code: "MG", label: "Madagascar", phone: "261" },
  { code: "MH", label: "Marshall Islands", phone: "692" },
  {
    code: "MK",
    label: "Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of",
    phone: "389",
  },
  { code: "ML", label: "Mali", phone: "223" },
  { code: "MM", label: "Myanmar", phone: "95" },
  { code: "MN", label: "Mongolia", phone: "976" },
  { code: "MO", label: "Macao", phone: "853" },
  {
    code: "MP",
    label: "Northern Mariana Islands",
    phone: "1-670",
  },
  { code: "MQ", label: "Martinique", phone: "596" },
  { code: "MR", label: "Mauritania", phone: "222" },
  { code: "MS", label: "Montserrat", phone: "1-664" },
  { code: "MT", label: "Malta", phone: "356" },
  { code: "MU", label: "Mauritius", phone: "230" },
  { code: "MV", label: "Maldives", phone: "960" },
  { code: "MW", label: "Malawi", phone: "265" },
  { code: "MX", label: "Mexico", phone: "52" },
  { code: "MY", label: "Malaysia", phone: "60" },
  { code: "MZ", label: "Mozambique", phone: "258" },
  { code: "NA", label: "Namibia", phone: "264" },
  { code: "NC", label: "New Caledonia", phone: "687" },
  { code: "NE", label: "Niger", phone: "227" },
  { code: "NF", label: "Norfolk Island", phone: "672" },
  { code: "NG", label: "Nigeria", phone: "234" },
  { code: "NI", label: "Nicaragua", phone: "505" },
  { code: "NL", label: "Netherlands", phone: "31" },
  { code: "NO", label: "Norway", phone: "47" },
  { code: "NP", label: "Nepal", phone: "977" },
  { code: "NR", label: "Nauru", phone: "674" },
  { code: "NU", label: "Niue", phone: "683" },
  { code: "NZ", label: "New Zealand", phone: "64" },
  { code: "OM", label: "Oman", phone: "968" },
  { code: "PA", label: "Panama", phone: "507" },
  { code: "PE", label: "Peru", phone: "51" },
  { code: "PF", label: "French Polynesia", phone: "689" },
  { code: "PG", label: "Papua New Guinea", phone: "675" },
  { code: "PH", label: "Philippines", phone: "63" },
  { code: "PK", label: "Pakistan", phone: "92" },
  { code: "PL", label: "Poland", phone: "48" },
  {
    code: "PM",
    label: "Saint Pierre and Miquelon",
    phone: "508",
  },
  { code: "PN", label: "Pitcairn", phone: "870" },
  { code: "PR", label: "Puerto Rico", phone: "1" },
  {
    code: "PS",
    label: "Palestine, State of",
    phone: "970",
  },
  { code: "PT", label: "Portugal", phone: "351" },
  { code: "PW", label: "Palau", phone: "680" },
  { code: "PY", label: "Paraguay", phone: "595" },
  { code: "QA", label: "Qatar", phone: "974" },
  { code: "RE", label: "Reunion", phone: "262" },
  { code: "RO", label: "Romania", phone: "40" },
  { code: "RS", label: "Serbia", phone: "381" },
  { code: "RU", label: "Russian Federation", phone: "7" },
  { code: "RW", label: "Rwanda", phone: "250" },
  { code: "SA", label: "Saudi Arabia", phone: "966" },
  { code: "SB", label: "Solomon Islands", phone: "677" },
  { code: "SC", label: "Seychelles", phone: "248" },
  { code: "SD", label: "Sudan", phone: "249" },
  { code: "SE", label: "Sweden", phone: "46" },
  { code: "SG", label: "Singapore", phone: "65" },
  { code: "SH", label: "Saint Helena", phone: "290" },
  { code: "SI", label: "Slovenia", phone: "386" },
  {
    code: "SJ",
    label: "Svalbard and Jan Mayen",
    phone: "47",
  },
  { code: "SK", label: "Slovakia", phone: "421" },
  { code: "SL", label: "Sierra Leone", phone: "232" },
  { code: "SM", label: "San Marino", phone: "378" },
  { code: "SN", label: "Senegal", phone: "221" },
  { code: "SO", label: "Somalia", phone: "252" },
  { code: "SR", label: "Suriname", phone: "597" },
  { code: "SS", label: "South Sudan", phone: "211" },
  {
    code: "ST",
    label: "Sao Tome and Principe",
    phone: "239",
  },
  { code: "SV", label: "El Salvador", phone: "503" },
  {
    code: "SX",
    label: "Sint Maarten (Dutch part)",
    phone: "1-721",
  },
  {
    code: "SY",
    label: "Syrian Arab Republic",
    phone: "963",
  },
  { code: "SZ", label: "Swaziland", phone: "268" },
  {
    code: "TC",
    label: "Turks and Caicos Islands",
    phone: "1-649",
  },
  { code: "TD", label: "Chad", phone: "235" },
  {
    code: "TF",
    label: "French Southern Territories",
    phone: "262",
  },
  { code: "TG", label: "Togo", phone: "228" },
  { code: "TH", label: "Thailand", phone: "66" },
  { code: "TJ", label: "Tajikistan", phone: "992" },
  { code: "TK", label: "Tokelau", phone: "690" },
  { code: "TL", label: "Timor-Leste", phone: "670" },
  { code: "TM", label: "Turkmenistan", phone: "993" },
  { code: "TN", label: "Tunisia", phone: "216" },
  { code: "TO", label: "Tonga", phone: "676" },
  { code: "TR", label: "Turkey", phone: "90" },
  {
    code: "TT",
    label: "Trinidad and Tobago",
    phone: "1-868",
  },
  { code: "TV", label: "Tuvalu", phone: "688" },
  {
    code: "TW",
    label: "Taiwan, Republic of China",
    phone: "886",
  },
  {
    code: "TZ",
    label: "United Republic of Tanzania",
    phone: "255",
  },
  { code: "UA", label: "Ukraine", phone: "380" },
  { code: "UG", label: "Uganda", phone: "256" },
  {
    code: "US",
    label: "United States",
    phone: "1",
    suggested: true,
  },
  { code: "UY", label: "Uruguay", phone: "598" },
  { code: "UZ", label: "Uzbekistan", phone: "998" },
  {
    code: "VA",
    label: "Holy See (Vatican City State)",
    phone: "379",
  },
  {
    code: "VC",
    label: "Saint Vincent and the Grenadines",
    phone: "1-784",
  },
  { code: "VE", label: "Venezuela", phone: "58" },
  {
    code: "VG",
    label: "British Virgin Islands",
    phone: "1-284",
  },
  {
    code: "VI",
    label: "US Virgin Islands",
    phone: "1-340",
  },
  { code: "VN", label: "Vietnam", phone: "84" },
  { code: "VU", label: "Vanuatu", phone: "678" },
  { code: "WF", label: "Wallis and Futuna", phone: "681" },
  { code: "WS", label: "Samoa", phone: "685" },
  { code: "XK", label: "Kosovo", phone: "383" },
  { code: "YE", label: "Yemen", phone: "967" },
  { code: "YT", label: "Mayotte", phone: "262" },
  { code: "ZA", label: "South Africa", phone: "27" },
  { code: "ZM", label: "Zambia", phone: "260" },
  { code: "ZW", label: "Zimbabwe", phone: "263" },
];
export default Users;

Register Component in App

We have created the autocomplete component, now the most important task is to add or import the component in App.js file.

import React from "react";
import Users from "./components/Users";
function App() {
  return (
    <div>
      <h2>React Material UI Autocomplete Example</h2>
      <Users />
    </div>
  );
}
export default App;

Test App on Browser

The following command is enough to start the react server.

You may use the application path printed on the console to view the app on the browser.

npm start
http://localhost:3000

React Material UI Autocomplete Component Example Tutorial

Conclusion

The autocomplete is a standard text input enhanced by a panel of suggested options.

In this step-by-step post, we ascertained how to create autocomplete search using Material UI and dummy data in React JS application.

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