Getting Started

29 Aug 202315 minutes to read

This section explains how to create a simple Menu, and configure its available functionalities in React.

Dependencies

The following list of dependencies are required to use the Menu component in your application.

|-- @syncfusion/ej2-react-navigations
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-react-base
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-navigations
        |-- @syncfusion/ej2-base
        |-- @syncfusion/ej2-data
        |-- @syncfusion/ej2-inputs
        |-- @syncfusion/ej2-lists
        |-- @syncfusion/ej2-popups
            |-- @syncfusion/ej2-buttons

Setup your development environment

You can use Create-react-app to setup the applications. To install create-react-app run the following command.

To install create-react-app run the following command.

npm install -g create-react-app

Start a new project using create-react-app command as follows

```bash create-react-app quickstart --scripts-version=react-scripts-ts cd quickstart ```
```bash create-react-app quickstart cd quickstart ```

‘react-scripts-ts’ is used for creating React app with typescript.

Adding Syncfusion packages

All the available Essential JS 2 packages are published in npmjs.com public registry.

To install Menu component, use the following command

npm install @syncfusion/ej2-react-navigations --save

The above command installs Menu dependencies which are required to render the component in the React environment.

Adding Style sheet to the Application

Add Menu component’s styles as given below in App.css.

@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-base/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css";

Add Menu to the project

Now, you can add Menu component in the application. For getting started, add Menu component in src/App.tsx file. Using the following code snippet.

import { MenuComponent, MenuItemModel } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-navigations';
import * as React from 'react';

function App() {
    // Menu items definition
    let menuItems: MenuItemModel[] = [
        {
            items: [
                { text: 'Open' },
                { text: 'Save' },
                { text: 'Exit' }
            ],
            text: 'File'
        },
        {
            items: [
                { text: 'Cut' },
                { text: 'Copy' },
                { text: 'Paste' }
            ],
             text: 'Edit'
        },
        {
            items: [
                { text: 'Toolbar' },
                { text: 'Sidebar' }
            ],
            text: 'View'
        },
        {
            items: [
                { text: 'Spelling & Grammar' },
                { text: 'Customize' },
                { text: 'Options' }
            ],
            text: 'Tools'
        },
        { text: 'Go' },
        { text: 'Help' }
    ];

    return (
        <MenuComponent items={menuItems}/>
    );
}
export default App;
import { MenuComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-navigations';
import * as React from 'react';
function App() {
    // Menu items definition
    let menuItems = [
        {
            items: [
                { text: 'Open' },
                { text: 'Save' },
                { text: 'Exit' }
            ],
            text: 'File'
        },
        {
            items: [
                { text: 'Cut' },
                { text: 'Copy' },
                { text: 'Paste' }
            ],
            text: 'Edit'
        },
        {
            items: [
                { text: 'Toolbar' },
                { text: 'Sidebar' }
            ],
            text: 'View'
        },
        {
            items: [
                { text: 'Spelling & Grammar' },
                { text: 'Customize' },
                { text: 'Options' }
            ],
            text: 'Tools'
        },
        { text: 'Go' },
        { text: 'Help' }
    ];
    return (<MenuComponent items={menuItems}/>);
}
export default App;

Run the application

Run the application in the browser using the following command:

npm start

The following example shows a basic Menu component.

import { enableRipple } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';
import { MenuComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-navigations';
import * as React from 'react';
import * as ReactDom from 'react-dom';
enableRipple(true);
function App() {
    // Menu items definition
    let menuItems = [
        {
            items: [
                { text: 'Open' },
                { text: 'Save' },
                { text: 'Exit' }
            ],
            text: 'File'
        },
        {
            items: [
                { text: 'Cut' },
                { text: 'Copy' },
                { text: 'Paste' }
            ],
            text: 'Edit'
        },
        {
            items: [
                { text: 'Toolbar' },
                { text: 'Sidebar' }
            ],
            text: 'View'
        },
        {
            items: [
                { text: 'Spelling & Grammar' },
                { text: 'Customize' },
                { text: 'Options' }
            ],
            text: 'Tools'
        },
        { text: 'Go' },
        { text: 'Help' }
    ];
    return (<MenuComponent items={menuItems}/>);
}
export default App;
ReactDom.render(<App />, document.getElementById('element'));
import { enableRipple } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';
import { MenuComponent, MenuItemModel } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-navigations';
import * as React from 'react';
import * as ReactDom from 'react-dom';
enableRipple(true);

function App() {
    // Menu items definition
    let menuItems: MenuItemModel[] = [
        {
            items: [
                { text: 'Open' },
                { text: 'Save' },
                { text: 'Exit' }
            ],
            text: 'File'
        },
        {
            items: [
                { text: 'Cut' },
                { text: 'Copy' },
                { text: 'Paste' }
            ],
            text: 'Edit'
        },
        {
            items: [
                { text: 'Toolbar' },
                { text: 'Sidebar' }
            ],
            text: 'View'
        },
        {
            items: [
                { text: 'Spelling & Grammar' },
                { text: 'Customize' },
                { text: 'Options' }
            ],
            text: 'Tools'
        },
        { text: 'Go' },
        { text: 'Help' }
    ];

    return (
        <MenuComponent items={menuItems}/>
    );
}
export default App;
ReactDom.render(<App />,document.getElementById('element'));

This example demonstrates the basic rendering of Menu with items support. For more information about data source support, refer to the Data Source Binding section.

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