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What does the component do?

  • It provides context-specific actions, either dynamically via right mouse click on an element or statically via an icon.

When should the component be used?

  • When actions for efficient execution are to be provided on an object depending on the status or role of the user.


  • A context menu can be provided via the right mouse click or via an icon.
  • The context menu may contain icons but does not have to.
  • On a level of the context menu, there is either an icon for all menu items or none at all.
  • Menu items can be grouped. Groups are separated by a dash.
  • A context menu can be used for sorting elements. In this case, an arrow is used to show which attribute is used for sorting and in which direction.
  • Providing deeper level structures is also permitted. However, it is worth noting that the more complex, the less efficient it is to use.
States and variants


The component has the following states:

  • Default
  • Hover



This variant also has the following states:

  • Expanded (optional)
Image of a contextmenu


This variant also has the following states:

  • Expanded Hover
  • Expanded Active
Image of a contextmenu with icon
  • The three dots are used for the icon as default.


This variant also has the following states:

  • Expanded Hover
  • Expanded Active
Image of a contextmenu with sorting function
  • The arrow icon is used to display the sorting.
  • Sorting is ascending by default.
  • When hovering over an active sorted attribute, the arrow icon is turned around.
  • The entire menu entry (name and icon) is clickable.



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