Text

Text component is the used to render text and paragraphs within an interface. It renders a <p> tag by default.

Import#

import { Text } from '@chakra-ui/react'

Changing the font size#

To increase the font size of the text, you can pass the fontSize prop.

<Stack spacing={3}>
<Text fontSize='6xl'>(6xl) In love with React & Next</Text>
<Text fontSize='5xl'>(5xl) In love with React & Next</Text>
<Text fontSize='4xl'>(4xl) In love with React & Next</Text>
<Text fontSize='3xl'>(3xl) In love with React & Next</Text>
<Text fontSize='2xl'>(2xl) In love with React & Next</Text>
<Text fontSize='xl'>(xl) In love with React & Next</Text>
<Text fontSize='lg'>(lg) In love with React & Next</Text>
<Text fontSize='md'>(md) In love with React & Next</Text>
<Text fontSize='sm'>(sm) In love with React & Next</Text>
<Text fontSize='xs'>(xs) In love with React & Next</Text>
</Stack>

Truncate text#

Pass the noOfLines={0} prop to render an ellipsis when the text exceeds the width of the viewport or maxWidth prop.

<Text color='gray.500' noOfLines={1}>
Lorem ipsum is placeholder text commonly used in the graphic, print, and
publishing industries for previewing layouts and visual mockups.
</Text>

Likewise, if you'd like to truncate the text after a specific number of lines, pass the noOfLines prop and set it to the desired no of lines.

// Basic version
<Text noOfLines={2}>
"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" is an English-language pangram—a
sentence that contains all of the letters of the English alphabet. Owing to
its existence, Chakra was created.
</Text>
// Responsive version
<Text noOfLines={[1, 2, 3]}>
"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" is an English-language pangram—a
sentence that contains all of the letters of the English alphabet. Owing to
its existence, Chakra was created.
</Text>

Override style#

You can change the entire style of the text via props. For example, to change the font size, pass the fontSize prop. No need to write css or styled().

<Text fontSize='50px' color='tomato'>
I'm using a custom font-size value for this text
</Text>

Override the element#

To override the element that gets rendered, pass the as prop. Use Inspect Element to see the element that gets rendered in html.

<>
<Text as='i'>Italic</Text>
<br />
<Text as='u'>Underline</Text>
<br />
<Text as='abbr'>I18N</Text>
<br />
<Text as='cite'>Citation</Text>
<br />
<Text as='del'>Deleted</Text>
<br />
<Text as='em'>Emphasis</Text>
<br />
<Text as='ins'>Inserted</Text>
<br />
<Text as='kbd'>Ctrl + C</Text>
<br />
<Text as='mark'>Highlighted</Text>
<br />
<Text as='s'>Strikethrough</Text>
<br />
<Text as='samp'>Sample</Text>
<br />
<Text as='sub'>sub</Text>
<br />
<Text as='sup'>sup</Text>
</>

Props#

Text composes the Box component, so you can pass all Box style props.

align

Description

The CSS `text-align` property

Type
SystemProps["textAlign"]

casing

Description

The CSS `text-transform` property

Type
SystemProps["textTransform"]

colorScheme

Description

Color Schemes for Text are not implemented in the default theme. You can extend the theme to implement them.

Type
(string & {})

decoration

Description

The CSS `text-decoration` property

Type
SystemProps["textDecoration"]

orientation

Type
"horizontal" | "vertical"

size

Description

Sizes for Text are not implemented in the default theme. You can extend the theme to implement them.

Type
string

styleConfig

Type
Dict<any>

variant

Description

Variants for Text are not implemented in the default theme. You can extend the theme to implement them.

Type
string

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