Material UI — Transfer List

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Material UI is a Material Design library made for React.

It’s a set of React components that have Material Design styles.

In this article, we’ll look at how to add a transfer list with Material UI.

Transfer List

A transfer list lets us move one or more items between lists.

To use it, we can write:

We have a grid 2 lists side by side.

We added the list with the List component.

The left list is created with the customList component, which has a List with some items inside it.

Each item has its own checkbox so that's we can check them off and move them.

The moving is done by a few functions.

The handleAllRight function moves everything to the right.

handleCheckedRight moves everything that’s checked to the right.

handleCheckedLeft moves the items that are check to the left list.

handleAllLeft moves all items to the left list.

The move is done by a few helper functions.

setLeft and setRight sets the items for the left and right respectively.

We concatenate the existing items with the ones that’s checked in each function.

setChecked is used to set the checked value of each item.

It only unchecks that values that are moved.

The example is simplified from the one at

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We can make a transfer list by following the Material UI example.

We make 2 lists with their own items.

The items are on each list are determined by the state.

Then we can move them by concatenating to the new list and removing them from the old list.

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