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A Simple Good Looking Context Menu, for jQuery

Yes, there are loads of context menu plugins already. But they require a fair amount of work to make them look good.

This one is easy to use, small, and looks good.

Demo

Features

  • Tiny library. Only dependency is jQuery.
  • Simple API.
  • Looks good out of the box, with no additional tweaking.
  • Designed to look and behave like a standard Windows context menu.
  • There’s so little code, it should be easy to add your own custom features.

The menu looks like this:

Installation

Include the files jquery.contextmenu.css and jquery.contextmenu.js in your page <head>. You also need jQuery. It is recommended that you use the HTML 5 DOCTYPE to ensure rendering consistency.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <script src="jquery-1.6.2.min.js"></script>
    <script src="jquery.contextmenu.js"></script>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="jquery.contextmenu.css">
    ... rest of your stuff ...

You can get the files from here:

Usage

The plugin introduces a contextPopup() method to the jQuery object.

Assuming you have an element that you’d like to bind a context menu to:

<div id="mythingy">hello</div> 

You can wire up a context menu like this:

$('#mythingy').contextPopup({
  title: 'My Popup Menu', 
  items: [ 
    { label:'Some Item',
      icon:'icons/shopping-basket.png',
      action:function() { alert('clicked 1') } }, 
    { label:'Another Thing', 
      icon:'icons/receipt-text.png', 
      action:function() { alert('clicked 2') } },
    // null can be used to add a separator to the menu items
    null,
    { label:'Blah Blah', 
      icon:'icons/book-open-list.png', 
      action:function() { alert('clicked 3') } }
  ]});

Icons

The icons should be 16×16 pixels. I recommend the Fugue icon set (shadowless).

Go get it

It’s over on GitHub:

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