Material Design Lite - Menus


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MDL provides a range of CSS classes to apply various predefined visual and behavioral enhancements and display different types of menu. The following table lists down the available classes and their effects

Sr.No. Class Name & Description
1

mdl-button

Identifies button as an MDL component and is required on button element.

2

mdl-js-button

Sets basic MDL behavior to button and is required on button element.

3

mdl-button--icon

Sets icon to button and is required on button element.

4

material-icons

Identifies span as a material icon and is required on an inline element.

5

mdl-menu

Identifies an unordered list container as an MDL component and is required on ul element.

6

mdl-js-menu

Sets basic MDL behavior to menu and is required on ul element.

7

mdl-menu__item

Identifies buttons as MDL menu options and sets basic MDL behavior, required on list item elements.

8

mdl-js-ripple-effect

Sets ripple click effect to option links and is optional; required on unordered list element.

9

mdl-menu--top-left

Sets the menu position above button, aligns left edge of menu with button and is optional; required on unordered list element.

10

(none)

By default, menu is positioned below button, aligns to the left edge with button.

11

mdl-menu--top-right

Menu is positioned above button, aligns to the right edge with button, optional and goes on unordered list element.

12

mdl-menu--bottom-right

menu is positioned below button, aligns to the right edge with button, optional and goes on unordered list element.

Example

The following example will help you understand the use of the mdl-spinner classes to show the different types of spinners.

mdl_menu.htm

Live Demo
<html>
   <head>
      <script 
         src = "https://storage.googleapis.com/code.getmdl.io/1.0.6/material.min.js">
      </script>
      <link rel = "stylesheet" 
         href = "https://storage.googleapis.com/code.getmdl.io/1.0.6/material.indigo-pink.min.css">
      <link rel = "stylesheet" 
         href = "https://fonts.googleapis.com/icon?family=Material+Icons">	  
      
      <style>
         .container {
            position: relative;
            width: 200px;
         }

         .background {
            background: white;
            height: 148px;
            width: 100%;
         }

         .bar {
            box-sizing: border-box;
            background: #BBBBBB;
            color: white;
            width: 100%;
            height: 64px;
            padding: 16px;
         }

         .wrapper {
            box-sizing: border-box;
            position: absolute;
            right: 16px;
         }
      </style>
   </head>
   
   <body>
      <table>
         <tr><td>Lower Left Menu</td><td>Lower Right Menu</td><td>Top Left Menu</td>
            <td>Top Right Menu</td></tr>
         <tr>
            <td>
               <div class = "container mdl-shadow--2dp">
                  <div class = "bar">    
                     <button id = "demo_menu-lower-left" 
                        class = "mdl-button mdl-js-button mdl-button--icon" 
                        data-upgraded = ",MaterialButton">
                        <i class = "material-icons">more_vert</i>
                     </button>
                     <ul class = "mdl-menu mdl-menu--bottom-left mdl-js-menu mdl-js-ripple-effect"
                        for = "demo_menu-lower-left">
                        <li class = "mdl-menu__item">Item #1</li>
                        <li class = "mdl-menu__item">Item #2</li>
                        <li disabled class = "mdl-menu__item">Disabled Item</li>     
                     </ul>        
                  </div>
                  <div class = "background"></div>
               </div>
            </td>
            
            <td>
               <div class = "container mdl-shadow--2dp">
                  <div class = "bar">
                     <div class = "wrapper">     
                        <button id = "demo_menu-lower-right" 
                           class = "mdl-button mdl-js-button mdl-button--icon" 
                           data-upgraded = ",MaterialButton">
                           <i class = "material-icons">more_vert</i>
                        </button>
                        <ul class = "mdl-menu mdl-menu--bottom-right mdl-js-menu mdl-js-ripple-effect"
                           for = "demo_menu-lower-right">
                           <li class = "mdl-menu__item">Item #1</li>
                           <li class = "mdl-menu__item">Item #2</li>
                           <li disabled class = "mdl-menu__item">Disabled Item</li>     
                        </ul>
                     </div>
                  </div>
                  <div class = "background"></div>
               </div>
            </td>
            
            <td>
               <div class = "container mdl-shadow--2dp">
                  <div class = "background"></div>
                  <div class = "bar">    
                     <button id = "demo_menu-top-left" 
                        class = "mdl-button mdl-js-button mdl-button--icon" 
                        data-upgraded = ",MaterialButton">
                        <i class = "material-icons">more_vert</i>
                     </button>
                     <ul class = "mdl-menu mdl-menu--top-left mdl-js-menu mdl-js-ripple-effect"
                        for = "demo_menu-top-left">
                        <li class = "mdl-menu__item">Item #1</li>
                        <li class = "mdl-menu__item">Item #2</li>
                        <li disabled class = "mdl-menu__item">Disabled Item</li>     
                     </ul>        
                  </div>         
               </div>
            </td>
            
            <td>     
               <div class = "container mdl-shadow--2dp">
                  <div class = "background"></div>
                  <div class = "bar">
                     <div class = "wrapper">     
                        <button id = "demo_menu-top-right" 
                           class = "mdl-button mdl-js-button mdl-button--icon" 
                           data-upgraded = ",MaterialButton">
                           <i class = "material-icons">more_vert</i>
                        </button>
                        <ul class = "mdl-menu mdl-menu--top-right mdl-js-menu mdl-js-ripple-effect"
                           for = "demo_menu-top-right">
                           <li class = "mdl-menu__item">Item #1</li>
                           <li class = "mdl-menu__item">Item #2</li>
                           <li disabled class = "mdl-menu__item">Disabled Item</li>
                        </ul>
                     </div>
                  </div>
               </div>
            </td>

         </tr>
      </table>
   </body>
</html>

Result

Verify the result.



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