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    A carefully crafted menu for React


    $ npm install react-menus --save


    The react-menus component is a context-menu like widget for React. It features smart positioning, overflow scrolling on too many menu items and smart submenu positioning.


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    var items = [
            label: 'hello',
            onClick: function(itemProps, index, event) {
                console.log('well, hello')
        '-', //show separator
            label: 'hi'
            label: 'export',
            disabled: true
    function onClick(event, props, index){
    <Menu items={items} onClick={onClick}/>

    For rendering separators, just use a '-' in the items array.


    • items: Object[]
    • onClick: Function(event, props, index) - Called on a click on a direct menu item. For clicks on menu items at any level of nesting, use onChildClick
    • onChildClick: Function(event, props) - Called when a menu item at any level of nesting was clicked
    • columns: String[] - defaults to ['label']

    For every item in the items property, a row will be rendered, with all the columns specified in props.columns. Every column displays the value in item[<column_name>].

    Every item can optionally have an onClick property, which is called when the item is clicked. (onClick: Function(event, itemProps, index)). Making an item disabled is done by specifying disabled: true on the item object.

    • expander: String/ReactElement - an expander tool to use when a menu item has other subitems. Defaults to the unicode arrow character .

    Styling & advanced usage

    By default, the react-menus component comes with built-in structural styles as well as with styles for a default nice theme. The specified theme is applied to menu items. If you don't want to render menu items with the default theme, just specify theme='' (or any falsy value).

    var items = [ {label: 'Save', onClick: function(){} }, { label: 'Export'}]
    <Menu theme='' items={items} />

    Or you can specify your own theme for the button. The value for the theme property is just an object with different styles:

    var theme = {
        style: { background: 'blue'},
        overStyle: { background: 'red', color: 'white'},
        activeStyle: { background: 'magenta'},
        expandedStyle: { background: 'magenta'},
        disabledStyle: {background: 'gray'}
    <Menu theme={theme} items={items} />

    Or you can specify a theme as string: 'default'. The 'default' theme is the only one built in.

    <Menu theme='default' />

    But you can add named themes:

    var theme = require('react-menus').theme
    theme.goldenTheme = { overStyle: {background: 'yellow'}}
    <Menu theme='goldenTheme' />

    For styling menu separators, set the desired style properties on

    var Menu = require('react-menus')
    var Separator = Menu.Separator
 = {
        background: 'red' //the color of the separator
    Separator.size = 10 //will be 10 px in height

    Style props

    Styling menu items overrides theme styles.

    • itemStyle - style to be applied to menu items. Overrides

    • itemOverStyle - style to be applied to menu items on mouse over. Overrides theme.overStyle

    • itemActiveStyle - style to be applied to menu items on mouse down on the item. Overrides theme.activeStyle

    • itemExpandedStyle - style to be applied to menu items when the item is expanded. Overrides theme.expandedStyle

    • itemDisabledStyle - style to be applied to disabled menu items. Overrides theme.defaultStyle

    • cellStyle - style to be applied to menu item cells (expect the expander cell).


    Menu scrolling is enabled by default (enableScroll: true). When you have too many items, and the menu is bigger than it's parent container, the menu shows a scrolling user interface.

    Or you can specify a maxHeight property on the menu, and if that is exceeded, the menu is scrollable.

    <Menu maxHeight={200} items={items}/>

    Of course you can turn off scrolling with enableScroll: false

    Smart submenus

    Showing and hiding submenus is implemented with a smart algorithm, as described here. Also submenu positioning is made taking into account the available space. More documentation on this soon.




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