Web Component for showing context dependent items for any element on the page

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<vaadin-context-menu> is a Web Component providing a contextual menu, part of the Vaadin components.

  Open a context menu with <b>right click</b> or with <b>long touch.</b>

  const contextMenu = document.querySelector('vaadin-context-menu');
  contextMenu.renderer = function(root) {
    let listBox = root.firstElementChild;
    // Check if there is a list-box generated with the previous renderer call to update its content instead of recreation
    if (listBox) {
      listBox.innerHTML = '';
    } else {
      listBox = document.createElement('vaadin-list-box');

    ['First', 'Second', 'Third'].forEach(function(name) {
      const item = document.createElement('vaadin-item');
      item.textContent = name + ' menu item';

Screenshot of vaadin-context-menu

Note: <vaadin-list-box> component used in the above example should be installed and imported separately.


The Vaadin components are distributed as Bower and npm packages. Please note that the version range is the same, as the API has not changed. You should not mix Bower and npm versions in the same application, though.

Unlike the official Polymer Elements, the converted Polymer 3 compatible Vaadin components are only published on npm, not pushed to GitHub repositories.

Polymer 2 and HTML Imports Compatible Version

Install vaadin-context-menu:

bower i vaadin/vaadin-context-menu --save

Once installed, import it in your application:

<link rel="import" href="bower_components/vaadin-context-menu/vaadin-context-menu.html">

Polymer 3 and ES Modules Compatible Version

Install vaadin-context-menu:

npm i @vaadin/vaadin-context-menu --save

Once installed, import it in your application:

import '@vaadin/vaadin-context-menu/vaadin-context-menu.js';

Getting started

Vaadin components use the Lumo theme by default.

To use the Material theme, import the correspondent file from the theme/material folder.

Entry points

  • The component with the Lumo theme:


  • The component with the Material theme:


  • Alias for theme/lumo/vaadin-context-menu.html:


Running demos and tests in a browser

  1. Fork the vaadin-context-menu repository and clone it locally.

  2. Make sure you have npm and Bower installed.

  3. When in the vaadin-context-menu directory, run npm install and then bower install to install dependencies.

  4. Run npm start, browser will automatically open the component API documentation.

  5. You can also open demo or in-browser tests by adding demo or test to the URL, for example:

Running tests from the command line

  1. When in the vaadin-context-menu directory, run polymer test

Following the coding style

We are using ESLint for linting JavaScript code. You can check if your code is following our standards by running npm run lint, which will automatically lint all .js files as well as JavaScript snippets inside .html files.

Big Thanks

Cross-browser Testing Platform and Open Source <3 Provided by Sauce Labs.


To contribute to the component, please read the guideline first.


Apache License 2.0

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