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Icons and Sub menu items

Icons

The menu item contains an icon/image in it to provide a visual representation of an action. To place the icon on a menu item, set the iconCss property with the required icon CSS. By default, the icon is positioned at the left of the menu item. In the following sample, the icons of File and Edit menu items and Open, Save, Cut, Copy,and Paste sub menu items are added using the iconCss property.

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index.js
index.html
styles.css
ej.base.enableRipple(true);

//Menu datasource
var menuItems = [
    {
        text: 'File',
        iconCss: 'em-icons e-file',
        items: [
            { text: 'Open', iconCss: 'em-icons e-open' },
            { text: 'Save', iconCss: 'e-icons e-save' },
            { separator: true },
            { text: 'Exit' }
        ]
    },
    {
        text: 'Edit',
        iconCss: 'em-icons e-edit',
        items: [
            { text: 'Cut', iconCss: 'em-icons e-cut' },
            { text: 'Copy', iconCss: 'em-icons e-copy' },
            { text: 'Paste', iconCss: 'em-icons e-paste' }
        ]
    },
    {
        text: 'View',
        items: [
            { text: 'Toolbar' },
            { text: 'Sidebar' },
            { text: 'Full Screen' }
        ]
    },
    {
        text: 'Tools',
        items: [
            { text: 'Spelling & Grammar' },
            { text: 'Customize' },
            { text: 'Options' }
        ]
    },
    { text: 'Go' },
    { text: 'Help' }
];

// Initialize Menu component.
var menuObj = new ej.navigations.Menu({items: menuItems}, '#menu');
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>Essential JS 2</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no">
    <meta name="description" content="Essential JS 2">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">

    <!--style reference from app-->
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet">

    <!--system js reference and configuration-->
    
    
<script src="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <ul id="menu"></ul>
    </div>    



<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>
body {
        margin-top: 100px;
        text-align: center;
    }

    /**
    * ej2 Menu styles
    */
    @font-face {
        font-family: 'e-menu';
        src:
        url(data:application/x-font-ttf;charset=utf-8;base64,AAEAAAAKAIAAAwAgT1MvMjvJSpgAAAEoAAAAVmNtYXBsm2feAAABpAAAAGxnbHlmmEcyrQAAAiQAAAWIaGVhZBJ0bwcAAADQAAAANmhoZWEHmQNyAAAArAAAACRobXR4I0AAAAAAAYAAAAAkbG9jYQaGB+4AAAIQAAAAFG1heHABGACaAAABCAAAACBuYW1lc0cOBgAAB6wAAAIlcG9zdJbKd4kAAAnUAAAAfQABAAADUv9qAFoEAAAA//4D6gABAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACQABAAAAAQAAhka7o18PPPUACwPoAAAAANe2FRwAAAAA17YVHAAAAAAD6gPqAAAACAACAAAAAAAAAAEAAAAJAI4ABQAAAAAAAgAAAAoACgAAAP8AAAAAAAAAAQPrAZAABQAAAnoCvAAAAIwCegK8AAAB4AAxAQIAAAIABQMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUGZFZABA5anohgNS/2oAWgPqAJYAAAABAAAAAAAABAAAAAPoAAAD6AAAA+gAAAPoAAAD6AAAA+gAAAPoAAAD6AAAAAAAAgAAAAMAAAAUAAMAAQAAABQABABYAAAADgAIAAIABuWp5bPluefo6CLohv//AADlqeWy5bnn6Ogi6IX//wAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABAA4ADgAQABAAEAAQAAAABQAGAAcACAABAAIAAwAEAAAAAACsASoBRAGwAhICUAKEAsQABAAAAAAD6gNZAD8AfwCDAI0AAAEzHw0dAQ8OLw8/DiMzHw0dAQ8OLw8/DgMhAyEBIRU3EyUVBQMjAwgJCAgIBwcHBgUFBAQDAgEBAgMEBAUFBgcHBwgICAkJCAgIBwcHBgUFBAQDAgEBAQECAwQEBQUGBwcHCAgI5AgJCAgHBwcGBQUEBAIDAQEDAgQEBQUGBwcHCAgJCAkICAgIBwYGBQUFAwMCAQEBAQIDAwUFBQYGBwgICAijAnyQ/qj+EgEKAssBcf5Yy9UBTwICAgQEBQYGBgcHCAgJCAkICQcIBwYGBgQFAwMCAQEBAQIDAwUEBgYGBwgHCQgJCAkICAcHBgYGBQQEAgICAgICBAQFBgYGBwcICAkICQgJBwgHBgYGBAUDAwIBAQEBAgMDBQQGBgYHCAcJCAkICQgIBwcGBgYFBAQCAgIBu/67AZUBAf5LAj0CAbUAAAAFAAAAAAPqA+oAAgAWABgAPABkAAA3OQEnMx8PFQc3MQE7AR8OAQcvDwEzHwoPBi8PPwP/nAgODg4NDAwLCwoICAcFBAMC6k4CdAgHEA4PDQ0MDAoJCAcGBAIB/kWFAQMEBgcJCgsLDQ0NDg4ODgLaBg0GBgYGBjwFBAMBAQECAgYJNAEDBAYHCQoKDAwNDQ4ODg40GQkKZJsBAwQFBwcJCQoMCw0NDg8OCE7pAnUDBQYHCQkLDAwNDg0ODg7+SIgODg4NDg0MDAsKCAgGBAMBArUCAgMDBQU9CQkJCQgICAcNDjQNDg4ODQ0MDAsJCQcGBAMBNA4DAgAAAAABAAAAAAPqA60ACgAAEyEVIRUhAxMhAyEVAcwBzPzEN5MDHrj84gOtXFz9/QGn/boAAAAABQAAAAADjgPqAAMABwALAA8AUwAAEyEVITUhFSE1IRUhJxEhESUhHw8RDw8hLw8RPw7qAij92AIo/dgCKP3YOwKi/XICeggICAgHBwYGBQUEAwMCAQEBAQIDAwQFBQYGBwcICAgI/YYICAgIBwcGBgUFBAMDAgEBAQECAwMEBQUGBgcHCAgIAQs+9j72Prj9XgKi9gEBAgMDBAUFBgYHBwgICAj8zggICAgHBwYGBQUEAwMCAQEBAQIDAwQFBQYGBwcICAgIAzIICAgIBwcGBgUFBAMDAgEABQAAAAADqQOpAAQACgAUAB4AOwAACQEXATUBFAcmNDIDBgcuATQ2MhYUAwYHLgE0NjIWFBc2NS4BIgYUFhcyNxcHJiMOARQWMjY3NCc3ATM1Ayb++FkBMv5fFRUq3xglJjExSzEZGCUmMTFLMUoOAmKUY2JLJyFmZiEnS2JilWICDmcBM4MDgP74WQE2K/50FQICKv6lGQICMkoyMkoB9xkCAjJKMjJKIyEnSmNjlGMCDmdnDgJjlGNjSichZ/7NKwAAAAMAAAAAA4oD5gAHABAAJwAAARUhNTMRIRElHgEGIiY0NjInBgcjIgYVERQWMyEyNjURNCYrAS4BIgEZAbZd/ZABWAwBGiYZGSZhIg+8JjU1JgJ2JjU1JrwPRFgDLn59/TICz1IMJxkZJxlAGSkzJv0pJzMzJwLXJjMpMwADAAAAAAOpA+cAAwAUAB4AAAERIREnBhURFBYXIT4BNRE0JiMhIicGFREzESE1IQYDTP4MQxs2JgH3JzU1J/4JJtgZXQIT/egmAs/9jwJxRBkm/YcmMwICMyYCeSYynxon/Y8CcV4CAAIAAAAAA+cD5wALACMAAAEOAQcuASc+ATceAQUeARcyNj8BARYyNjQnATc+ATUuAScOAQLYA7SHiLMEBLOIh7T9KwXnrkeBNAMBAQ4kHA7+/wMpLgTora7nAk6HtAMDtIeIswQEs4it6AQuKQP+/w4bJQ4BAQM0gUeu5wUF5wAAAAASAN4AAQAAAAAAAAABAAAAAQAAAAAAAQAHAAEAAQAAAAAAAgAHAAgAAQAAAAAAAwAHAA8AAQAAAAAABAAHABYAAQAAAAAABQALAB0AAQAAAAAABgAHACgAAQAAAAAACgAsAC8AAQAAAAAACwASAFsAAwABBAkAAAACAG0AAwABBAkAAQAOAG8AAwABBAkAAgAOAH0AAwABBAkAAwAOAIsAAwABBAkABAAOAJkAAwABBAkABQAWAKcAAwABBAkABgAOAL0AAwABBAkACgBYAMsAAwABBAkACwAkASMgZS1pY29uc1JlZ3VsYXJlLWljb25zZS1pY29uc1ZlcnNpb24gMS4wZS1pY29uc0ZvbnQgZ2VuZXJhdGVkIHVzaW5nIFN5bmNmdXNpb24gTWV0cm8gU3R1ZGlvd3d3LnN5bmNmdXNpb24uY29tACAAZQAtAGkAYwBvAG4AcwBSAGUAZwB1AGwAYQByAGUALQBpAGMAbwBuAHMAZQAtAGkAYwBvAG4AcwBWAGUAcgBzAGkAbwBuACAAMQAuADAAZQAtAGkAYwBvAG4AcwBGAG8AbgB0ACAAZwBlAG4AZQByAGEAdABlAGQAIAB1AHMAaQBuAGcAIABTAHkAbgBjAGYAdQBzAGkAbwBuACAATQBlAHQAcgBvACAAUwB0AHUAZABpAG8AdwB3AHcALgBzAHkAbgBjAGYAdQBzAGkAbwBuAC4AYwBvAG0AAAAAAgAAAAAAAAAKAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAJAQIBAwEEAQUBBgEHAQgBCQEKAA1zaG9wcGluZy1jYXJ0B2VkaXQtMDUMZmlsZS1vcGVuLTAxDGZpbGUtdGV4dC0wMQNDdXQFUGFzdGUEQ29weQZTZWFyY2gAAAAAAA==) format('truetype');
        font-weight: normal;
        font-style: normal;
    }

    .em-icons {
        font-family: 'e-menu';
        font-style: normal;
        font-variant: normal;
        font-weight: normal;
        line-height: 1;
        text-transform: none;
    }
    
    .e-file::before {
        content: '\e886';
    }
    
    .e-edit::before {
        content: '\e822';
    }

    .e-cut::before {
        content: '\e5a9';
    }

    .e-copy::before {
        content: '\e5b3';
    }

    .e-paste::before {
        content: '\e5b2';
    }

    .e-open::before {
        content: '\e885';
    }

    .e-save::before {
        content: '\e98e';
    }

Navigation in Menu is used to navigate to the other web page when a menu item is clicked. It can be achieved by providing a link to the menu item using the url property. In the following sample, the Navigation URL is added to sub menu items using the url property.

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index.js
index.html
styles.css
ej.base.enableRipple(true);

//Menu items definition
var menuItems = [
    {
        text: 'Appliances',
        items: [
            { text: 'Washing Machine', url: 'https://www.google.com/search?q=washing+machine' },
            { text: 'Air Conditioners', url: 'https://www.google.com/search?q=air+conditioners' }
        ]
    },
    {
        text: 'Mobile',
        items: [
            { text: 'Headphones', url: 'https://www.google.com/search?q=headphones' },
            { text: 'Memory Cards', url: 'https://www.google.com/search?q=memory+cards' },
            { text: 'Power Banks', url: 'https://www.google.com/search?q=power+banks' }
        ]
    },
    {
        text: 'Entertainment',
        items: [
            { text: 'Televisions', url: 'https://www.google.com/search?q=televisions' },
            { text: 'Home Theatres', url: 'https://www.google.com/search?q=home+theatres' },
            { text: 'Gaming Laptops', url: 'https://www.google.com/search?q=gaming+laptops' }
        ]
    },
    { text: 'Fashion', url: 'https://www.google.com/search?q=fashion' },
    { text: 'Offers', url: 'https://www.google.com/search?q=offers' }
];

// Initialize Menu component.
var menuObj = new ej.navigations.Menu({
    items: menuItems,
    // To open url in blank page.
    beforeItemRender: function (args) {
        if (args.item.url) {
            args.element.getElementsByTagName('a')[0].setAttribute('target', '_blank');
        }
    }
}, '#menu');
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>Essential JS 2</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no">
    <meta name="description" content="Essential JS 2">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">

    <!--style reference from app-->
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet">

    <!--system js reference and configuration-->
    
    
<script src="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <div class="control-section">
            <ul id="menu"></ul>
        </div>
    </div>



<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>
body {
    margin-top: 100px;
    text-align: center;
}

#loader {
    color: #008cff;
    height: 40px;
    left: 45%;
    position: absolute;
    top: 45%;
    width: 30%;
  }
  
  #container {
    visibility: hidden;
  }

Multilevel nesting

The Menu supports multiple level nesting, and it can be achieved by mapping the items property inside the parent menuItems. In the following sample, three-level nesting of menu has been provided.

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index.js
index.html
styles.css
ej.base.enableRipple(true);

//Menu items definition
var menuItems = [
    {
        text: 'Fashion',
        items: [
            {
                text: 'Men Fashion',
                items: [
                    {
                        text: 'Personal Care',
                        items: [
                            { text: 'Trimmers' },
                            { text:  'Shavers' }
                        ]
                    },
                    {
                        text: 'Clothing',
                        items: [
                            { text: 'Shirts' },
                            { text: 'Jackets' },
                            { text: 'Track Suits' }
                        ]
                    },
                    { text: 'Footwear' }
                ]
            },
            {
                text: 'Women Fashion',
                items: [
                    {
                        text: 'Clothing',
                        items: [
                            { text: 'Kurtas' },
                            { text: 'Salwars' },
                            { text: 'Sarees' }
                        ]
                    },
                    {
                        text: 'Jewellery',
                        items: [
                            { text: 'Nosepins' },
                            { text:  'Anklets' }
                        ]
                    }
                ]
            }
        ]
    },
    {
        text: 'Home & Living',
        items: [
            {
                text: 'Washing Machine',
                items: [
                    { text: 'Fully Automatic' },
                    { text: 'Semi Automatic' }
                ]
            },
            {
                text: 'Air Conditioners',
                items: [
                    { text: 'Inverter ACs' },
                    { text: 'Split ACs' }
                ]
            }
        ]
    },
    { text: 'Accessories' },
    { text: 'Sports' },
    { text: 'Gaming' }
];

//Initialize Menu component.
var menuObj = new ej.navigations.Menu({items: menuItems}, '#menu');
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>Essential JS 2</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no">
    <meta name="description" content="Essential JS 2">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">

    <!--style reference from app-->
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet">

    <!--system js reference and configuration-->
    
    
<script src="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <div class="control-section">
            <ul id="menu"></ul>
        </div>
    </div>



<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>
body {
    margin-top: 100px;
    text-align: center;
}

#loader {
    color: #008cff;
    height: 40px;
    left: 45%;
    position: absolute;
    top: 45%;
    width: 30%;
  }
  
  #container {
    visibility: hidden;
  }

You can achieve multi level nesting with data source by mapping name of the child items to the children sub-property of fields property. For more information, refer to the data source binding section.

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