If you are experiencing weird animations when expanding and collapsing a Material-UI Drawer component, you can use custom CSS to override or modify the default animation behavior. The Drawer component in Material-UI uses CSS transitions to handle its animation, and you can customize these transitions to achieve the desired visual effect.

Here are some common issues and potential CSS fixes for the animation behavior of the Material-UI Drawer component:

  1. Drawer Jitter or Flickering: If the Drawer jitters or flickers during the animation, it might be caused by conflicts with other CSS rules or styles. In this case, try adding the following CSS to ensure a smoother animation:
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.MuiDrawer-root { transition: none; } .MuiDrawer-modal { transition: none; }

The above CSS snippet disables the transition effect on the Drawer and its modal backdrop, which might help eliminate jitter or flickering.

  1. Slow or Unresponsive Animation: If the Drawer animation is slow or unresponsive, you can adjust the transition-duration property to speed up the animation. The default value is 225ms. You can set it to a lower value to make the animation faster:
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.MuiDrawer-root { transition-duration: 150ms; /* Adjust the value as needed */ }
  1. Customize Easing Function: You can also customize the easing function used in the animation to change the way the Drawer opens and closes. The default easing function is cubic-bezier(0.2, 0, 0, 1). You can try different easing functions to achieve the desired animation effect:
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.MuiDrawer-root { transition-timing-function: ease-in-out; /* Customize the easing function */ }
  1. Disable Animation Completely: If you want to disable the animation completely, you can set the transition property to none:
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.MuiDrawer-root { transition: none; }

Remember that when overriding Material-UI styles, you should use CSS classes with higher specificity to ensure that your custom styles take precedence. You can use the makeStyles hook from Material-UI to create custom styles with higher specificity:

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import { makeStyles } from '@material-ui/core/styles'; const useStyles = makeStyles((theme) => ({ customDrawer: { // Your custom styles here }, })); const MyComponent = () => { const classes = useStyles(); return ( <Drawer classes={{ paper: classes.customDrawer }} // Other Drawer props > {/* Drawer content */} </Drawer> ); };

By applying custom CSS and adjusting the transition properties, you can fine-tune the animation behavior of the Material-UI Drawer component to meet your requirements.

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