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Popup Menu

Popup Menu is used to create menus outside the main navigation, e.g. context menus. If used in a context where the nearest positined ancestor is in the shadow DOM (e.g. DuetCard) the popup menu may not be positioned correctly. This can be avoide by using a positioned wrapper element, e.g. div with position relative.

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<duet-button size="small" id="menu-toggle">toggle menu</duet-button>
<duet-popup-menu accessibleLabel="Sample action menu" id="sample-menu">
<duet-popup-menu-item leading-icon="category-pet">Some Action</duet-popup-menu-item>
<duet-popup-menu-item>Another Action With a Much Longer Label</duet-popup-menu-item>
<duet-popup-menu-item active trailing-icon="messaging-success">Active Action</duet-popup-menu-item>
<duet-popup-menu-item url="#" trailing-text="⌘ A">Actually a link</duet-popup-menu-item>

document.getElementById('menu-toggle').addEventListener('click', function(evt) {
const menu = document.getElementById('sample-menu');
menu.controller =;

Properties #

Property Attribute Description Type Default
accessibleLabel accessible-label Adds accessible label for the menu that is only presented for users of assistive technologies. A popup menu should always have an accessible label that describes the popup's function. string undefined
controller -- Element controlling the opening and closing of the popup menu. HTMLElement | HTMLElement & { setFocus(): void; } undefined
crossAxisOffset cross-axis-offset Cross axis positioning offset of the popup menu relative to its controller. For "top" and "bottom" placements cross axis is horizontal, for "left" and "right" vertical. number 0
mainAxisOffset main-axis-offset Main axis positioning offset of the popup menu relative to its controller. For "top" and "bottom" placements main axis is vertical, for "left" and "right" horizontal. number 0
placement placement Placement of the popup menu relative to its controller. Possible values: "top", "bottom", "left" and "right", optionally combined with "-start" or "-end". "bottom" | "bottom-end" | "bottom-start" | "left" | "left-end" | "left-start" | "right" | "right-end" | "right-start" | "top" | "top-end" | "top-start" "bottom-start"
position position "absolute" | "fixed" "absolute"
theme theme Theme. "" | "default" | "turva" ""

Events #

Event Description Type
duetToggle Emitted when the popup menu is opened or closed. CustomEvent<{ open: boolean; component: "duet-popup-menu"; }>

Methods #

hide() => Promise<void> #


Returns #

Type: Promise<void>

isOpen() => Promise<boolean> #


Returns #

Type: Promise<boolean>

show() => Promise<void> #


Returns #

Type: Promise<void>

toggle() => Promise<void> #


Returns #

Type: Promise<void>

Usage #

This section includes guidelines for designers and developers about the usage of this component in different contexts.

When to use #

  • When you want to have a menu that pops up outside the main navigation.

When not to use #

  • If you are using Toolbar or Menubar.

Accessibility #

This component has been validated to meet the WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility guidelines. You can find additional information regarding accessibility of this component below.


For integration, event and theming guidelines, please see Using Components. This documentation explains how to implement and use Duet’s components across different technologies like Angular, React or Vanilla JavaScript.


Follow these practical tutorials to learn how to build simple page layouts using Duet’s CSS Framework, Web Components and other features:


Building Layouts


Using CLI Tools


Creating Custom Patterns


Server Side Rendering


Sharing Prototypes


Usage With Markdown


If you experience any issues while using a component, please head over to the Support page for more guidelines and help.