Material Theme Overview

The Kendo UI Material theme is available through the @progress/kendo-theme-material NPM module.


  1. Download and install the package of the Material theme.

    npm install --save @progress/kendo-theme-material
  2. Include the Material theme in your application according to the instructions in the article on styling.


For the Kendo UI Material theme to closely implement the Material Design Guidelines, provide the Roboto font family and configure additional modules in your application.

By default, the Material theme uses the Roboto font family but the font itself is not included in the theme package.

You can add the font to the page from Google Fonts in the following way:

<link rel="stylesheet" href=",400,500,700" />
  body { font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; }

Additional Configuration

The following additional configuration improves the look and feel of the theme in your application:

  • Use a Ripple effect—Available through the Ripple component from the @progress/kendo-react-ripple NPM module. The Ripple component provides the Material ink ripple effect for the Kendo UI components for React and is fully compatible with all available Kendo UI themes.
  • Use the floatingLabel property on components from the Inputs and DropDowns packages for React.


You can apply the Material theme to all Kendo UI for React examples, which demonstrate the behavior of a component, by selecting the theme from the theme-chooser at the top-right corner of the page.

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