Overview

Our Blazor Menu component allows you to add an adaptive menu to your Blazor application. Menu items are stored in the Items collection. Each item is a DxMenuItem object that can display a text, an icon, or both. To customize item content and appearance, use the Text, IconCssClass, CssClass properties.

Use the ItemsPosition and ItemsStretched properties to align items in the menu and stretch them.

Orientation

The Menu's default orientation is Horizontal (menu items are arranged in a row). Use the Orientation property to change the orientation.

This demo demonstrates how to create a vertical menu. You can also choose the Desktop or Mobile display mode. View the Display Mode demo for more information about these modes.

Display Mode

The Menu component supports different display modes (the DisplayMode property):

  • Auto - the menu is adapted to the device type.

  • Desktop - the menu is shown as a panel with root items. The menu view also depends on the orientation. In the horizontal orientation, child items are available in drop-down menus. In the vertical orientation, submenus with child items are shown to the side of the menu container.

  • Mobile - the menu has a compact view and depends on the orientation. In the horizontal orientation, it is a hamburger menu. In the vertical orientation, the menu looks like a desktop menu - a panel with root items, but submenus are shown in the main menu container and have the Back button.

This demo demonstrates how to create a horizontal menu for mobile devices.

Data Binding

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The DevExpress Menu component allows you to load data from a data source to create menu items. Follow the steps below to bind the Menu to data:

  1. Use the Menu's Data property to specify a data source.
  2. Add the <DataMappings> tag to the component markup.
  3. In the <DataMappings> tags, create the DxMenuDataMapping instance and map item properties to data source fields. Mappings are used to adjust the Menu's data model to the data source. For flat data, the Key and the ParentKey property is required. For hierarchical data, the Children property is required.

Adaptivity

The Menu component supports adaptive mode. The following properties specify how the menu responds when the width of the browser window changes and there is not enough space to display all the items:

Templates

The Menu component allows you to use templates to customize the layout and appearance of the menu title and menu items.

Use the TitleTemplate property to specify the template for the menu title.

Use the following properties to specify common templates for all items:

Use the following properties to specify templates for an individual item:

Note that individual templates override common templates.

The following example demonstrates how to use templates to create the Search and User Profile menu items.