contextMenu

Configures the context menu settings.

Type: dxFileManagerContextMenu

items[]

Configures context menu items' settings.

Default Value: [ 'create', 'upload', 'rename', 'move', 'copy', 'delete', 'refresh', 'download' ]
Accepted Values: 'create' | 'upload' | 'refresh' | 'download' | 'move' | 'copy' | 'rename' | 'delete'

The FileManager UI component allows you to add default and custom context menu items.

Predefined Items

Predefined context menu items include:

  • 'create' - Creates a new directory.
  • 'upload' - Uploads a file.
  • 'refresh' - Refreshes the file manager content.
  • 'download' - Downloads a file.
  • 'move' - Moves files and directories.
  • 'copy' - Copies files and directories.
  • 'rename' - Renames files and directories.
  • 'delete' - Deletes files and directories.

To add a predefined item to the context menu, add its name and optional settings ('visible', 'beginGroup', 'text', 'icon', 'disabled') to the items array.

jQuery
JavaScript
$(function () {
    $("#file-manager").dxFileManager({
        contextMenu: {
            items: [
                // Specify a predefined item's name only
                "rename",
                // Specify a predefined item's name and optional settings
                {
                    name: "download",
                    text: "Download a File"
                },
                {
                    name: "refresh",
                    beginGroup: true
                }
            ]
        }          
    });
});  
Angular
app.component.html
app.component.ts
app.module.ts
<dx-file-manager ... >
    <dxo-context-menu>
        <dxi-item name="rename"></dxi-item>
        <dxi-item name="download" text="Download a File"></dxi-item>
        <dxi-item name="refresh" beginGroup="true"></dxi-item>        
    </dxo-context-menu>
    <!-- ... -->
</dx-file-manager>
import { Component } from '@angular/core';

@Component({
    selector: 'app-root',
    templateUrl: './app.component.html',
    styleUrls: ['./app.component.css']
})

export class AppComponent {
    // ...      
}
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import { DxFileManagerModule } from 'devextreme-angular';

@NgModule({
    imports: [
        DxFileManagerModule
    ],        
    declarations: [AppComponent],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }
Vue
App.vue
<template>
    <DxFileManager ... >
        <DxContextMenu>
            <DxItem name="rename"/>
            <DxItem name="download" text="Download a File" />
            <DxItem name="refresh" :begin-group="true" />
        </DxContextMenu>            
    </DxFileManager>
</template>

<script>
    import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.light.css';

    import { 
        DxFileManager, 
        DxContextMenu,
        DxItem 
        // ... 
    } from 'devextreme-vue/file-manager';

    export default {
        components: { 
            DxFileManager, 
            DxContextMenu, 
            DxItem
            // ... 
        },
        data() {
            return {
                //...
            };
        } 
    };
</script>
React
App.js
import React from 'react';
import FileManager, { ContextMenu, Item } from 'devextreme-react/file-manager';

const App = () => {
    return (
        <FileManager...>
            <ContextMenu>
                <Item name="rename" />
                <Item name="download" text="Download a File" />
                <Item name="refresh" beginGroup="true" />
            </ContextMenu>                
        </FileManager>
    );
};

export default App;
ASP.NET MVC Controls
Razor C#
@(Html.DevExtreme().FileManager()
    .ContextMenu(cm => {
        cm.Items(i => {
            i.Add().Name(FileManagerContextMenuItem.Rename);
            i.Add()
                .Name(FileManagerContextMenuItem.Download)
                .Text("Download a File");
            i.Add()
                .Name(FileManagerContextMenuItem.Refresh)
                .BeginGroup(true);
        });
    })
    // ...
)
ASP.NET Core Controls
Razor C#
@(Html.DevExtreme().FileManager()
    .ContextMenu(cm => {
        cm.Items(i => {
            i.Add().Name(FileManagerContextMenuItem.Rename);
            i.Add()
                .Name(FileManagerContextMenuItem.Download)
                .Text("Download a File");
            i.Add()
                .Name(FileManagerContextMenuItem.Refresh)
                .BeginGroup(true);
        });
    })
    // ...
)

DevExtreme FileManager - Predefined Context Menu Items

Custom Items

To add a custom context menu item, specify its text and optional settings (for example, a file extension for a newly created file). Use the contextMenuItemClick event to handle clicks on custom context menu items.

jQuery
JavaScript
$(function () {
    $("#file-manager").dxFileManager({
        contextMenu: {
            items: [
                {
                    text: "Create .txt Document",
                    extension: ".txt"
                },
                {
                    text: "Create .rtf Document",
                    extension: ".rtf"
                },
                {
                    text: "Create .xls Document",
                    extension: ".xls"
                }
            ]
        }
        onContextMenuItemClick: onItemClick
        // ...
    });
});
function onItemClick(args) {
    if(args.itemData.extension) {
        // your code
    }
}
Angular
app.component.html
app.component.ts
app.module.ts
<dx-file-manager 
    (onContextMenuItemClick)="onItemClick($event)">
    <dxo-context-menu>
        <dxi-item text="Create .txt Document" [options]="{ extension: '.txt' }"></dxi-item>
        <dxi-item text="Create .rtf Document" [options]="{ extension: '.rtf' }"></dxi-item>
        <dxi-item text="Create .xls Document" [options]="{ extension: '.xls' }"></dxi-item>
    </dxo-context-menu>
    <!-- ... -->
</dx-file-manager>
import { Component } from '@angular/core';

@Component({
    selector: 'app-root',
    templateUrl: './app.component.html',
    styleUrls: ['./app.component.css']
})

export class AppComponent {
    onItemClick(e){
        if(e.itemData.options.extension) {
            // your code
        }            
    }
}
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import { DxFileManagerModule } from 'devextreme-angular';

@NgModule({
    imports: [
        DxFileManagerModule
    ],        
    declarations: [AppComponent],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }
Vue
App.vue
<template>
    <DxFileManager 
        :on-context-menu-item-click="onItemClick" >
        <DxContextMenu>
            <DxItem text="Create .txt Document" :options="{ extension: '.txt' }" />
            <DxItem text="Create .rtf Document" :options="{ extension: '.rtf' }" />
            <DxItem text="Create .xls Document" :options="{ extension: '.xls' }" />
        </DxContextMenu>            
    </DxFileManager>
</template>

<script>
    import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.light.css';

    import { 
        DxFileManager, 
        DxContextMenu, 
        DxItem
        // ... 
    } from 'devextreme-vue/file-manager';

    export default {
        components: { 
            DxFileManager, 
            DxContextMenu, 
            DxItem
            // ... 
        },
        methods: {
            onItemClick(e) {
                if(e.itemData.options.extension) {
                    // your code
                }                     
            }
        },         
        data() {
            return {
                //...
            };
        } 
    };
</script>
React
App.js
import React from 'react';
import FileManager, { ContextMenu, Item } from 'devextreme-react/file-manager';

const App = () => {
    const onItemClick = (e) => {
        if(e.itemData.extension) {
            // your code
        }
    };

    return (
        <FileManager onContextMenuItemClick={onItemClick}>
            <ContextMenu>
                <Item text="Create .txt Document" extension=".txt" />
                <Item text="Create .rtf Document" extension=".rtf" />
                <Item text="Create .xls Document" extension=".xls" />
            </ContextMenu>                
        </FileManager>
    );
};

export default App;
ASP.NET MVC Controls
Razor C#
@(Html.DevExtreme().FileManager()
    .ContextMenu(cm => {
        cm.Items(i => {
            i.Add()
                .Text("Create .txt Document")
                .Option("extension", ".txt");
            i.Add()
                .Text("Create .rtf Document")
                .Option("extension", ".rtf");
            i.Add()
                .Text("Create .xls Document")
                .Option("extension", ".xls");
        });
    })
    .OnContextMenuItemClick("onItemClick");
)

<script>
    function onItemClick(e) {
        if(e.itemData.extension) {
            // your code
        }
    }
</script>

DevExtreme FileManager - Custom Context Menu Items