items[]

Holds an array of menu items.

Type:

Array<dxMenuItem>

Raised Events: optionChanged

The items array can contain:

  • Objects with fields described in this section
  • Objects with any other fields. In this case, specify the itemTemplate.

If you need to update the widget items, reassign the entire items array as shown in the following example:

JavaScript
menuInstance.option('items', newItems);

As an alternative to items, you can use the dataSource option. It accepts the DataSource object, whose underlying stores provide an API that allows you to update individual items without reassigning the entire item collection.

NOTE
Do not use the items option if you use dataSource, and vice versa.

beginGroup

Specifies whether a group separator is displayed over the item.

Type:

Boolean

closeMenuOnClick

Specifies if a menu is closed when a user clicks the item.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true

component

An alias for the template option specified in React. Accepts a custom component. Refer to Using a Custom Component for more information.

disabled

Specifies whether the menu item responds to user interaction.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false

icon

Specifies the menu item's icon.

Type:

String

This option accepts one of the following:

items

Specifies nested menu items.

Type:

Array<dxMenuItem>

Nested menu items should have the same structure as the first-level menu items.

render

An alias for the template option specified in React. Accepts a rendering function. Refer to Using a Rendering Function for more information.

selectable

Specifies whether or not a user can select a menu item.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false

selected

Specifies whether or not the item is selected.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false

template

Specifies a template that should be used to render this item only.

Type:

template

Template Data:

undefined

The following types of the specified value are available.

  • Assign a string containing the name of the required template.
  • Assign a jQuery object of the template's container.
  • Assign a DOM Node of the template's container.
  • Assign a function that returns the jQuery object or a DOM Node of the template's container.
See Also

text

Specifies the text inserted into the item element.

Type:

String

visible

Specifies whether or not the menu item is visible.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true