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The HTML5/JavaScript Context Menu or right-click menu is a graphical user interface control that appears when the user right-clicks or performs a touch and hold action. You can define the list of items the context menu will contain, create multilevel menus, and attach event handlers to the menu items for seamless integration with other controls.

JavaScript Context Menu items with separator

Multi-level nesting

Multi-level nested items are supported in context menu. You can browse the sub menu by mouse hover/click in menu items. The appearance of context menu varies for desktop and mobile. In Mobile, users can view Multilevel nested items in single layer with provision to backtrack parent item.

JavaScript Context Menu in desktop view

Mobile view of Context Menu in JavaScript

You can include icons or sprite images in menu items easily to add the visual representation of the action in context menu.

Icons in Context Menu JavaScript

Context Menu Templates

Templates is used to create custom user experience. You can create custom Context Menu in JavaScript by using template for each element of Context menu.

Template support in JavaScript Context Menu item

Integration with other controls

Javascript Context menu can be used with any control. Adding a context menu to other controls require simple configurations.

Other supported frameworks

The Context Menu component is also available in Blazor, React, Angular, and Vue frameworks. Check out the different Context Menu platforms from the links below,

Built-in themes

Javascript Context Menu supports built-in themes such as Bootstrap 5, Tailwind CSS, Fluent, high contrast, and more. Users can customize these built-in themes or create new themes to achieve the desired look and feel either by simply overriding SASS variables or using the Theme Studio application.

Web Accessibility

  • Fully supports WAI-ARIA for working with screen readers and assistive devices.
  • Follows WAI-ARIA best practices for implementing keyboard interaction.
  • Based on WCAG 2.0 standards, we designed the 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.

JavaScript Context Menu Code Example

Easily get started with the JavaScript Context Menu using a few simple lines of HTML and TS code example as demonstrated below. Also explore our JavaScript Context Menu Example that shows you how to render and configure a Context Menu in JavaScript.

<div class="control-section">
    <div class="content-wrapper">
        <!--target element-->
        <div id="target">Right click / Touch hold to open the ContextMenu</div>
        <!--element which is going to render-->
        <ul id="contextmenu"></ul>
import { ContextMenu, MenuItemModel, ContextMenuModel } from '@syncfusion/ej2-navigations';
import { enableRipple } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';


let menuItems: MenuItemModel[] = [
    text: 'Cut'
    text: 'Copy'
    text: 'Paste'
let menuOptions: ContextMenuModel = {
    target: '#target',
    items: menuItems

// Initialize ContextMenu component.
let menuObj: ContextMenu = new ContextMenu(menuOptions, '#contextmenu')


Frequently Asked Questions

The Syncfusion JavaScript Context Menu supports the following features:

  • Easily configurable with other controls using fluent API.
  • Automatic collision detection and handling with submenu flip-and-fit.
  • Have an Iocns and Navigation Menu support.
  • Option to customize menu items for templating or include other controls like Checkbox, Radio Button, etc
  • Simple configuration and API.
  • Supports all modern browsers.
  • Touch-friendly and responsive UI.
  • One of the best JavaScript Context Menu in the market that offers feature-rich UI to interact with the software.
  • Extensive demos and documentation to learn quickly and get started with JavaScript Context Menu.

You can find our JavaScript Context 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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