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# @react-md/theme

This package is used for creating a color theme within react-md. It also exposes some utility Components and mixins for updating the theme at runtime through CSS Variables.

# Installation

This package can be installed through npm if you want access to all the SCSS variables, functions, and mixins or by using the pre-compiled bundles hosted on https://unpkg.com.

$ npm install --save @react-md/theme

# Defining a theme

Starting with v2.0.0, react-md will use both SCSS and css variables to define themes. This allows you to use the nice dynamic themes with css variables in evergreen browsers but also support the older ones if needed.

The default theme is:

12345678$rmd-theme-primary: $rmd-purple-500 !default;
$rmd-theme-secondary: $rmd-pink-a-400 !default;

// the background color for your app. Normally applied to the base <html> tag
$rmd-theme-background: #fafafa !default;

// the background color for "surfaces" (things like dialogs, menus, cards, etc)
$rmd-theme-surface: #fff !default;

This can be overridden by setting these variables to new colors that are included in react-md, or a custom color by re-defining these values before importing the main theme file.

# Using the default dark theme

If you override the $rmd-theme-light variable to be false, the default theme will be:

12345678$rmd-theme-primary: $rmd-purple-500 !default;
$rmd-theme-secondary: $rmd-pink-a-400 !default;

// the background color for your app. Normally applied to the base <html> tag
$rmd-theme-background: #303030 !default;

// the background color for "surfaces" (things like dialogs, menus, cards, etc)
$rmd-theme-surface: $md-grey-800 !default;

# With a material design color

If the theme colors are one of the material design colors, you can use some of the existing SCSS variables to update your theme.

Example:

12345678@import "~@react-md/theme/dist/color-palette";

$rmd-theme-primary: $rmd-blue-500;
$rmd-theme-secondary: $rmd-orange-a-400;

@import "~@react-md/theme/dist/mixins";

@include react-md-theme;

Note that the theme variables were overridden before importing the main theme file. You might have problems overriding the theme if you define them after.

# With any color

Since your company might have specific branding colors, it is also possible to define a theme that does not have material design colors at all.

123456789$my-awesome-company-purple: #9b59b6;
$my-awesome-company-orange: #e67e22;

$rmd-theme-primary: $my-awesome-company-purple;
$rmd-theme-secondary: $my-awesome-company-orange;

@import "~@react-md/theme/dist/mixins";

@include react-md-theme;

To make including custom styles easy, it might be helpful to create the following files in your project:

  • src/_branding.scss - A file that contains the color variables for your company's branding
  • src/_react-md-overrides.scss - A file that contains the react-md variable overrides with new values
  • src/_all.scss - A file that is used as a quick import to include all available variables, mixins, and functions within any file in your app for convenience
  • src/index.scss - A file that is used to generate your base styles

Example:

// in src/_branding.scss
$my-awesome-company-purple: #9b59b6;
$my-awesome-company-orange: #e67e22;
12345// in src/_react-md-overrides.scss
@import "branding";

$rmd-theme-primary: $my-awesome-company-purple;
$rmd-theme-secondary: $my-awesome-company-orange;
12345// in src/_all.scss
@import "my-awesome-company-branding";
@import "my-awesome-company-react-md-overrides";

@import "~@react-md/theme/dist/mixins";
1234// in src/index.scss
@import "all";

@include react-md-theme;