Creative Categories

experimental

beta

Creative categories are the categories that an item or block can appear in inside of the creative inventory.

For Items

WARNING

This feature is currently experimental and is currently only available for custom items. Make sure to use the 1.16.100+ format version!

Item categories applied with the item description direct it to a more broad field in the creative category, individual tabs. They need to be the same tab as the component creative_category. Such would be applied like the following example:

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{
	"format_version": "1.16.100",
	"minecraft:item": {
		"description": {
			"identifier": "wiki:dagger",
			"category": "equipment"
		}
	}
}
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Item categories applied with the item component creative_category direct it exactly where to go. Such would be applied like the following example:

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{
	"minecraft:creative_category": {
		"parent": "itemGroup.name.sword"
	}
}
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For Blocks

WARNING

This feature is beta-only, and cannot be used in stable or experimental gameplay.

Block Categories are defined via the minecraft:creative_category component, your custom block will not show up in the Creative Inventory if you don't have this component, here's an example:

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{
	"format_version": "1.17.20",
	"minecraft:block": {
		"description": {
			"identifier": "wiki:balsa"
		},
		"components": {
			"minecraft:creative_category": {
				"category": "nature",
				"group": "itemGroup.name.wood"
			}
		}
	}
}
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As you can see, the minecraft:creative_category component accepts 2 optional children, the category child & the group child. A list of groups & categories can be found below.

List of Creative Tabs

For use with description parameter, category

Category
commands
construction
equipment
items
nature
none

List of Creative Categories

For use with the creative_category component

Category
itemGroup.name.anvil
itemGroup.name.arrow
itemGroup.name.axe
itemGroup.name.banner
itemGroup.name.banner_pattern
itemGroup.name.bed
itemGroup.name.boat
itemGroup.name.boots
itemGroup.name.buttons
itemGroup.name.chalkboard
itemGroup.name.chest
itemGroup.name.chestplate
itemGroup.name.concrete
itemGroup.name.concretePowder
itemGroup.name.cookedFood
itemGroup.name.copper
itemGroup.name.coral
itemGroup.name.coral_decorations
itemGroup.name.crop
itemGroup.name.door
itemGroup.name.dye
itemGroup.name.enchantedBook
itemGroup.name.fence
itemGroup.name.fenceGate
itemGroup.name.firework
itemGroup.name.fireworkStars
itemGroup.name.flower
itemGroup.name.glass
itemGroup.name.glassPane
itemGroup.name.glazedTerracotta
itemGroup.name.grass
itemGroup.name.helmet
itemGroup.name.hoe
itemGroup.name.horseArmor
itemGroup.name.leaves
itemGroup.name.leggings
itemGroup.name.lingeringPotion
itemGroup.name.log
itemGroup.name.minecart
itemGroup.name.miscFood
itemGroup.name.mobEgg
itemGroup.name.monsterStoneEgg
itemGroup.name.mushroom
itemGroup.name.netherWartBlock
itemGroup.name.ore
itemGroup.name.permission
itemGroup.name.pickaxe
itemGroup.name.planks
itemGroup.name.potion
itemGroup.name.pressurePlate
itemGroup.name.rail
itemGroup.name.rawFood
itemGroup.name.record
itemGroup.name.sandstone
itemGroup.name.sapling
itemGroup.name.seed
itemGroup.name.shovel
itemGroup.name.shulkerBox
itemGroup.name.sign
itemGroup.name.skull
itemGroup.name.slab
itemGroup.name.splashPotion
itemGroup.name.stainedClay
itemGroup.name.stairs
itemGroup.name.stone
itemGroup.name.stoneBrick
itemGroup.name.sword
itemGroup.name.trapdoor
itemGroup.name.walls
itemGroup.name.wood
itemGroup.name.wool
itemGroup.name.woolCarpet

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