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Dropdown Menu

A Dropdown Menu offers a list of actions, links or functions that a user can access.

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Overview

A Dropdown Menu displays a list of choices on a temporary surface. They appear when users interact with a button, action, or other control.

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Behaviours

Interactions

Hover

When hovered, the menu item is filled with BE 1, DARK BEIGE.

Focus

3px outline with 1px outline-offset with color BL 1, BLUE Complement, a direct complement color of BL 1, BLUE.

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Anatomy

Parent menu
  1. Subtle border and shadow
  2. A disabled action (optional)
  3. Hovered menu item
  4. Keyboard shortcut (optional)
  5. A separator (optional)
  6. Default menu item
  7. A parent item (optional)
  8. Action icon (optional)
  1. Sub menu opens up from action
  2. Stronger font for emphasized active item
  3. Check mark for active item

A menu item is the option provided to the user. It can either be a link or a button.

Parent actions

Active actions

Disabled actions

Display actions as disabled when they can only be used sometimes, under certain conditions. They should be displayed as disabled rather than removing them.

Separators

Menu items can be separated with with a separator, to divide content.

Keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts can be used for easy access to often used options.

Icons

Icons can be added for recognizable actions.

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