Material UI Select Field multiselect

I tried several times the example given in the documentation. but it didn’t work well for me.
can any one help me….
this is the code

import React, {Component} from 'react';
import SelectField from 'material-ui/SelectField';
import MenuItem from 'material-ui/MenuItem';

const names = [
  'Oliver Hansen',
  'Van Henry',
  'April Tucker',
  'Ralph Hubbard',
  'Omar Alexander',
  'Carlos Abbott',
  'Miriam Wagner',
  'Bradley Wilkerson',
  'Virginia Andrews',
  'Kelly Snyder',

 * `SelectField` can handle multiple selections. It is enabled with the `multiple` property.
export default class SelectFieldExampleMultiSelect extends Component {
  state = {
    values: [],

  handleChange = (event, index, values) => this.setState({values});

  menuItems(values) {
    return => (
        checked={values && values.indexOf(name) > -1}

  render() {
    const {values} = this.state;
    return (
        hintText="Select a name"

the select property works but it doesnt select multiple options. when i check the states.value it only includes a single value not a array of values


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Method 1

This example didn’t work for me either. To add the multi-select feature you have to manually add the new value to the state, so the handleChange function from the example would look something like this:

  handleChange(event, index, values)  { 
     values: [...this.state.values , values]

EDIT: I updated my version of material-ui to the latest stable version and their example worked like a charm

Method 2

A much better approach is possible. In the lasted version of material UI.

import Select from '@material-ui/core/Select';
import MenuText from '@material-ui/core/MenuText';
import {useState} from 'react';

const App = () => {
   const [selected,setSelected] = useState([]); 
   return <Select multiple={true} value={selected} onChange={(event) => setSelected(}>
   <MenuItem>Val - 1</MenuItem>
   <MenuItem>Val - 2</MenuItem>
   <MenuItem>Val - 3</MenuItem>
   <MenuItem>Val - 4</MenuItem>

Make sure to set the value of select as an array. Otherwise, It will not work

Method 3

This worked for me for old material ui version. You can add multiple items and deselect to remove them.

handleChange(event, index, values)  { 
     values: [...values]

All methods was sourced from or, is licensed under cc by-sa 2.5, cc by-sa 3.0 and cc by-sa 4.0

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