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The Unstyled block is a special block that disables Storybook's default styling in MDX docs wherever it is added.

By default, most elements (like h1, p, etc.) in docs have a few default styles applied to ensure the docs look good. However, sometimes you might want some of your content to not have these styles applied. In those cases, wrap the content with the Unstyled block to remove the default styles.


Screenshot of Unstyled Doc Block

ℹ️ The other blocks like Story and Canvas are already unstyled, so there’s no need to wrap those in the Unstyled block to ensure that Storybook’s styles don’t bleed into the stories. However, if you import your components directly in the MDX, you most likely want to wrap them in the Unstyled block.

💡 Due to how CSS inheritance works it’s best to always add the Unstyled block to the root of your MDX, and not nested into other elements. The following example will cause some Storybook styles like color to be inherited into CustomComponent because they are applied to the root div:


Unstyled is configured with the following props:


Type: React.ReactNode

Provides the content to which you do not want to apply default docs styles.

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