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The Angular Dropdown Menu is a graphical user interface component that lets users choose from a list of actions that can be triggered. It has built-in support for icons and their positioning, various sizes, separators, RTL, and UI customization.

You can make use of different dropdown button sizes (default and small).

Users tend to perceive visual information better than text. The Angular Dropdown Menu has built-in options to include an icon to the left or above the text, or provide an icon-only button.

The popup menu is a toggleable container that holds a list of action items or custom content that will open or close when the button is clicked. You can customize all the items in a dropdown menu.

Angular Dropdown menu popup with list of action items containing text and icons

Separator in Angular navbar dropdown component

You can use a horizontal line separator to represent similar action items as a group within the list of available items.

Icon-only Dropdown Button

You can make use of the icon-only Dropdown Button without button text.

Customize position values to display the Angular Dropdown Menu above, to the right, or to the left of the dropdown button.

UI Customization

You can customize the dropdown button size, appearance, and feel. The dropdown menu popup element is completely customizable.

You can configure a dropdown to open the popup menu without the arrow icon.

Angular Dropdown button without caret

You can configure context menu component to add submenu items in Angular Dropdown Menu.

Angular Dropdown menu popup with multi-level submenu

Other supported frameworks

Dropdown Menu is also available in Blazor, React, Vue, and JavaScript frameworks. Check out the different Dropdown Menu platforms from the links below,

Angular version compatibility

With continuous improvement in Angular versions, the Angular Dropdown Menu is kept up to date to make it compatible with the latest version.

Web accessibility

  • Fully supports WAI-ARIA accessibility to work with screen readers and assistive devices.
  • Follows WAI-ARIA best practices for implementing keyboard interaction.
  • Follows WCAG 2.0 standards in the design of UI element visuals such as foreground color, background color, line spacing, text and images.
  • Supports right-to-left (RTL) text direction for users working in right-to-left languages like Hebrew, Arabic, or Persian.

Developer-friendly APIs

In Dropdown Menu, you have control over all the UI elements and their behaviors. It provides the best user experience to users through a rich set of developer-friendly APIs.

Angular Dropdown Menu Code Example

Easily get started with the Angular Dropdown Menu using a few simple lines of TS codes as demonstrated below. Also explore our Angular Dropdown Menu Example that shows you how to render and configure a Dropdown Menu in Angular.

<div class="control-section">
    <div class="dropdownbutton-section">
        <div id="dropdownbutton-control">
            <div class="row">
                <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-lg-6 col-md-6">
                    <button ejs-dropdownbutton [items]='items' iconCss="e-ddb-icons e-profile"></button>
                <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-lg-6 col-md-6">
                    <button ejs-dropdownbutton [items]='items' content="Profile"></button>
                <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-lg-6 col-md-6">
                    <button ejs-dropdownbutton [items]='items' content="Profile" iconCss="e-ddb-icons e-profile"></button>
                <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-lg-6 col-md-6">
                    <button ejs-dropdownbutton [items]='items' content="Profile" cssClass="e-caret-hide"></button>
import { Component, ViewEncapsulation, Inject } from '@angular/core';
import { ItemModel, MenuEventArgs } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-splitbuttons';

 * DropDownButton Controller
    selector: 'control-content',
    templateUrl: 'dropdown-button.html',
    styleUrls: ['dropdown-button.css'],
    encapsulation: ViewEncapsulation.None

export class DropDownButtonController {
    constructor(@Inject('sourceFiles') private sourceFiles: any) {
         sourceFiles.files = ['dropdown-button.css'];

    //DropDownButton items definition
    public items: ItemModel[] = [
            text: 'Dashboard',
            iconCss: 'e-ddb-icons e-dashboard'
            text: 'Notifications',
            iconCss: 'e-ddb-icons e-notifications',
            text: 'User Settings',
            iconCss: 'e-ddb-icons e-settings',
            text: 'Log Out',
            iconCss: 'e-ddb-icons e-logout'


Frequently Asked Questions

  • A graphical user interface control that lets users to select from a list of actions.
  • The dropdown menu has built-in options to include an icon to the left or above the text.
  • It contains a popup menu, menu divider, and separator.
  • Highly customizable interface using a simple configuration and APIs.
  • Follows the web accessibility standards and best practices for implementing keyboard interaction.
  • One of the best Angular Dropdown Menus in the market that offers a feature-rich UI to interact with the software.
  • Supports all modern browsers.
  • Responsive and touch friendly on mobile devices.
  • Extensive demos, and documentation to learn quickly and get started with the Angular Dropdown Menu.

You can find our Angular Dropdown Menu demo here.

No, this is a commercial product and requires a paid license. However, a free community license is also available for companies and individuals whose organizations have less than $1 million USD in annual gross revenue, 5 or fewer developers, and 10 or fewer total employees.

A good place to start would be our comprehensive getting started documentation.

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