Capture files from user with drag and drop


Package depends on @mantine/core and @mantine/hooks.

Install with npm:

npm install @mantine/dropzone @mantine/core @mantine/hooks

Install with yarn:

yarn add @mantine/dropzone @mantine/core @mantine/hooks


Dropzone lets you capture one or more files from user. Component is built with react-dropzone and support all of its core features:

  • Accepts/rejects files based on provided mime types
  • Limits individual file size
  • Renders any content within dropzone with children function
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import { Group, Text, useMantineTheme } from '@mantine/core';
import { ImageIcon, UploadIcon, CrossCircledIcon } from '@modulz/radix-icons';
function ImageUploadIcon({ status, ...props }) {
if (status.accepted) {
return <UploadIcon {...props} />;
if (status.rejected) {
return <CrossCircledIcon {...props} />;
return <ImageIcon {...props} />;
function getIconColor(status, theme) {
return status.accepted
? theme.colors[theme.primaryColor][6]
: status.rejected
? theme.colors.red[6]
: theme.colorScheme === 'dark'
? theme.colors.dark[0]
: theme.black;
function Demo() {
const theme = useMantineTheme();
return (
// See results in console after dropping files to Dropzone
<Dropzone onDrop={console.log} maxSize={3 * 1024 ** 2} accept={IMAGE_MIME_TYPE}>
{(status) => (
<Group position="center" spacing="xl" style={{ minHeight: 220, pointerEvents: 'none' }}>
style={{ width: 80, height: 80, color: getIconColor(status, theme) }}
<Text size="xl" inline>
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<Text size="sm" color="dimmed" inline mt={7}>
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Loading state

Set loading prop to indicate loading state with LoadingOverlay component. When loading is set to true user cannot drop or select new files (Dropzone becomes disabled):

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<Dropzone loading>
{/* children */}

Disabled state

If you want to implement your own loading state you can disable Dropzone without LoadingOverlay. Same as with loading, when Dropzone is disabled user user cannot drop or select new files:

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import { createStyles } from '@mantine/core';
import { Dropzone } from '@mantine/dropzone';
// Add your own disabled styles
const useStyles = createStyles((theme) => ({
disabled: {
backgroundColor: theme.colorScheme === 'dark' ? theme.colors.dark[6] : theme.colors.gray[0],
borderColor: theme.colorScheme === 'dark' ? theme.colors.dark[5] : theme.colors.gray[2],
cursor: 'not-allowed',
'& *': {
color: theme.colorScheme === 'dark' ? theme.colors.dark[3] : theme.colors.gray[5],
function Demo() {
const { classes } = useStyles();
return (
<Dropzone disabled className={classes.disabled}>
{/* children, see previous demo */}

Open file browser manually

To open files browser from outside of component use openRef prop to get function that will trigger file browser:

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import { useRef } from 'react';
import { Button, Group } from '@mantine/core';
import { Dropzone } from '@mantine/dropzone';
function Demo() {
const openRef = useRef();
return (
<Dropzone openRef={openRef}>
{/* children */}
<Group position="center" mt="md">
<Button onClick={() => openRef.current()}>Select files</Button>

Mime types

To specify specific file types provide an array of mime types to accept prop:

<Dropzone accept={['image/png', 'image/jpeg', 'image/sgv+xml', 'image/gif']}>
{/* children */}

To save some research time you can use MIME_TYPES variable exported from @mantine/dropzone:

import { Dropzone, MIME_TYPES } from '@mantine/dropzone';
// Same as an example above
<Dropzone accept={[MIME_TYPES.png, MIME_TYPES.jpeg, MIME_TYPES.svg, MIME_TYPES.svg]}>
{/* children */}

MIME_TYPES includes following data:

KeyMime type

Additionally you can use grouped mime types:

VariableMime types
IMAGE_MIME_TYPEimage/png, image/gif, image/jpeg, image/svg+xml, image/webp
MS_WORD_MIME_TYPEapplication/msword, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document
MS_EXCEL_MIME_TYPEapplication/vnd.ms-excel, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet
MS_POWERPOINT_MIME_TYPEapplication/vnd.ms-powerpoint, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation
import { IMAGE_MIME_TYPE, Dropzone } from '@mantine/dropzone';
// Same as an example above
<Dropzone accept={IMAGE_MIME_TYPE}>{/* children */}</Dropzone>;

Get ref

import { useRef, useEffect } from 'react';
import { Dropzone } from '@mantine/dropzone';
function Demo() {
const dropzoneRef = useRef(); // will contain div element
useEffect(() => {
// do anything with ref
}, []);
return <Dropzone ref={dropzoneRef}>{/* children */}</Dropzone>;

FullScreenDropzone component

FullScreenDropzone lets you capture files dropped to browser window instead of specific area. Component is build without react-dropzone (due to some bugs in mime types detections) but supports the same props and features as Dropzone component shown above (except maxSize and loading props).

To preview component click button and drop images to browser window:

import { useState } from 'react';
import { Button } from '@mantine/core';
import { FullScreenDropzone, IMAGE_MIME_TYPE } from '@mantine/dropzone';
function Demo() {
const [disabled, setDisabled] = useState(true);
return (
<Button color={disabled ? 'blue' : 'red'} onClick={() => setDisabled((d) => !d)}>
{disabled ? 'Enable' : 'Disable'} full screen dropzone
onDrop={(files) => {
{/* See dropzone children in previous demo */}
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