Here are the frequently asked questions about Ant Design and antd that you should look up before you ask in community or create new issue. We also maintain a FAQ issues label for common github issues.

Are you going to provide Sass/Stylus(etc...) style file?#

No, actually, you can convert Less to Sass/Stylus(etc...) with tools (which you can Google).

Select Dropdown DatePicker TimePicker Popover Popconfirm disappear when I click another popup component inside it, How to resolve it?#

This has been fixed since 3.11.x. If you're still using old version, you can use <Select getPopupContainer={trigger => trigger.parentNode}> to render component inside Popover. (Or other getXxxxContainer props)


related issue: #3487 #3438

Select Dropdown DatePicker TimePicker Popover Popconfirm scroll with the page?#

Use <Select getPopupContainer={trigger => trigger.parentNode}> to render component inside the scroll area. (Or other getXxxxContainer props).


related issue: #3487 #3438

How to modify the default theme of Ant Design?#

See: https://ant.design/docs/react/customize-theme .

Would you supply other themes?#

No, we follow Ant Design specification. https://github.com/ant-design/ant-design/issues/1241

How to modify Menu/Button(etc...)'s style?#

You can override its style, but we don't recommend doing so. antd is not only a set of React components but also a design specification.

I just want to use Menu/Button(etc...), but it seems that I have to import the whole antd and its style.#

Try babel-plugin-import, or import what you need in this way:

import Menu from 'antd/lib/menu';
import 'antd/lib/menu/style/css';

or (ES6 way with tree shaking):

import { Menu, Breadcrumb, Icon } from 'antd';

How to optimize momentjs bundle size with webpack?#

See: https://github.com/jmblog/how-to-optimize-momentjs-with-webpack

It doesn't work when I change defaultValue dynamically.#

The defaultXxxx (like defaultValue) of Input/Select(etc...) only works in first render. It is a specification of React; please read React's documentation.

I set the value of Input/Select(etc...), and then, it cannot be changed by user's action.#

Try defaultValue or onChange to change value, and please read React's documentation.

antd override my global styles!#

Yes, antd is designed to develop a complete background application, we override some global styles for styling convenience, and it can't be removed now. More info trace https://github.com/ant-design/ant-design/issues/4331 .

Or, follow the instructions in How to avoid modifying global styles?

I cannot install antd and antd's dependencies(etc...). FYI, I live in China mainland.#

Long live the Girl Friend Wall! And try cnpm.

I set dependencies.antd as git repository in package.json, but it doesn't work.#

Yes, please install antd with npm.

message and notification is lower case, but other components are capitalized. Typo?#

No, as message is just a function, not a React Component.

antd doesn't work well in mobile.#

Please check And Design Mobile for details. antd has not been optimized to do so. You may try react-component, those repositories which start with 'm-' 'rn-' are designed for mobile.

Does antd supply standalone files like 'react' do?#

Yep, you can import antd with script tag. But we recommend using npm to import antd, it is simple and easy to maintain.

I can't visit icon in my network environment.#

You should deploy the iconfont files to your network by following this example. #1070

After 3.9.x we are using svg icon, so you don't need to deploy iconfont locally anymore!

How to extend antd's components?#

If you need some features which should not be included in antd, try to extend antd's component with HOC. more

How to fix dynamic style when open Content Security Policy (CSP)?#

You can config nonce by ConfigProvider.

When set mode to DatePicker/RangePicker, cannot select year or month anymore?#

In real world development, you may need a YearPicker, MonthRangePicker or WeekRangePicker. You are trying to add mode to DatePicker/RangePicker expected to implement those pickers. However, the DatePicker/RangePicker cannot be selected and the panels won't close now!

Like the explaination here, that is because <DatePicker mode="year" /> do not equal to YearPicker, <RangePicker mode="month" /> do not equal to MonthRangePicker either. The mode property was added to support showing time picker panel in DatePicker in antd 3.0, which simply control the displayed panel and won't change the original date picking behavior of DatePicker/RangePicker (for instance you still need to click date cell to finish selection in a DatePicker, whatever the mode is).


You can refer to this article or this article, using mode and onPanelChange to encapsulate a YearPicker or MonthRangePicker for your needs. Or you can wait for our [email protected], in which we are planing to add more XxxPickers for those requirments.

How to spell Ant Design correctly?#

  • Ant Design: Capitalized with space, for the design language.

  • antd: all lowercase, for the React UI library.

  • ant.design:For ant.design website url.

Here are some typical wrong examples:

  • ❌ AntD

  • ❌ antD

  • ❌ Antd

  • ❌ ant design

  • ❌ AntDesign

  • ❌ antdesign

  • ❌ Antdesign

Do you guys have any channel for donation, like PayPal or Alipay?#


Errors and Warnings#

Here are some errors & warnings that you may meet while using antd, but most of them are not bugs of antd.

Adjacent JSX elements must be wrapped in an enclosing tag#

An answer from StackOverflow, and please read React's documentation.

React.createElement: type should not be null, undefined, boolean, or number. It should be a string (for DOM elements) or a ReactClass (for composite components)#

Please make sure that you import antd's components correctly. Read the corresponding documentation of the antd's version which you use, and pay attention to typos.

rm is not recognized as an internal or external command#

Please read this issue, or try Linux/Unix.

Failed propType: Invalid prop AAA of type BBB supplied to CCC, expected DDD. Check the render method of EEE.#

Please read the corresponding documentation of the antd's version which you use, and make sure that you pass values with correct type to antd's components,

Unknown option: xxx/package.json.presets#

An answer from Stack Overflow.

Invariant Violation: findComponentRoot(...): Unable to find element.#

You may import React twice. Set React & ReactDOM as external, if you are using webpack, See #525. If you are using others (browserify, etc...), please read its documentation and find options which can set React & ReactDOM as external.