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Menu Family: Basic Menu From Markup

This example demonstrates how to create a Menu instance using existing markup on the page.

Note: By default clicking outside of a Menu instance will hide it. Additionally, MenuItem instances without a submenu or a URL to navigate to will hide their parent Menu instance when clicked. Click the "Show Menu" button below to make the Menu instance visible if it is hidden.

Creating a Menu from existing markup

The markup for a Menu control follows that of YAHOO.widget.Module, with its body element (<div class="bd">) containing a list element (<ul>).

Each item in a Menu is represented by a list item element (<li class="yuimenuitem">), each of which has a label (<a class="yuimenuitemlabel">) that can contain plain text or HTML.

To instantiate a Menu based on existing HTML, pass the id of its corresponding HTML element (in this case "basicmenu") to the Menu constructor (YAHOO.widget.Menu) then call the render method with no arguments.

Configuration for This Example

You can load the necessary JavaScript and CSS for this example from Yahoo's servers. Click here to load the YUI Dependency Configurator with all of this example's dependencies preconfigured.

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