Angular Material 7 - Menu

The <mat-menu>, an Angular Directive, is used to create a menu and attach it with a control with material design styling and animation capabilities.

In this chapter, we will showcase the configuration required to draw a menu control using Angular Material.

Create Angular Application

Follow the following steps to update the Angular application we created in Angular 6 - Project Setup chapter −

Step Description
1 Create a project with a name materialApp as explained in the Angular 6 - Project Setup chapter.
2 Modify app.module.ts, app.component.ts, app.component.css and app.component.html as explained below. Keep rest of the files unchanged.
3 Compile and run the application to verify the result of the implemented logic.

Following is the content of the modified module descriptor app.module.ts.

import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import {BrowserAnimationsModule} from '@angular/platform-browser/animations';
import {MatMenuModule, MatButtonModule} from '@angular/material'
import {FormsModule, ReactiveFormsModule} from '@angular/forms';
   declarations: [
   imports: [
      MatMenuModule, MatButtonModule,
   providers: [],
   bootstrap: [AppComponent]
export class AppModule { }

Following is the content of the modified HTML host file app.component.html.

<button mat-button [matMenuTriggerFor] = "menu">File</button>
<mat-menu #menu = "matMenu">
   <button mat-menu-item>New</button>
   <button mat-menu-item>Open</button>
   <button mat-menu-item [matMenuTriggerFor] = "recent">Recent</button>
<mat-menu #recent = "matMenu">
   <button mat-menu-item>File 1</button>
   <button mat-menu-item>File 2</button>


Verify the result.



  • As first, we've created two menus using mat-menu and bind them to buttons using matMenuTriggerFor.

  • matMenuTriggerFor is passed the menu identifier to attach the menus.

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