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auro-menu HTML custom element

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3.11.4 (2024-03-01)

Performance Improvements

  • mark: improve marking logic to avoid error #196 (7f92b81)




The <auro-menu> element provides a list of options for a user to select from.

A list of options is created within the <slot> of the <auro-menu> element by using the <auro-menuoption> element to define options. Use a standard <hr> element to create dividers within the list of options.

The <auro-menu> element is designed for contextual menus, e.g. a dropdown menus. They are not intended to be used for navigation menus which have a different semantic meaning. The <auro-menu> element does not support hide/show functionality within its scope. This functionality will be managed by a wrapping element such as a drop-down menu composite element.

UI development browser support

For the most up to date information on UI development browser support


Build Status See it on NPM! License

$ npm i @aurodesignsystem/auro-menu

Installing as a direct, dev or peer dependency is up to the user installing the package. If you are unsure as to what type of dependency you should use, consider reading this stack overflow answer.

Design Token CSS Custom Property dependency

The use of any Auro custom element has a dependency on the Auro Design Tokens.

CSS Custom Property fallbacks

CSS custom properties are not supported in older browsers. For this, fallback properties are pre-generated and included with the npm.

Any update to the Auro Design Tokens will be immediately reflected with browsers that support CSS custom properties, legacy browsers will require updated components with pre-generated fallback properties.

Define dependency in project component

Defining the component dependency within each component that is using the <auro-menu> component.

import "@aurodesignsystem/auro-menu";

Reference component in HTML

  <auro-menuoption value="stops">Stops</auro-menuoption>
  <auro-menuoption value="price">Price</auro-menuoption>
  <auro-menuoption value="duration">Duration</auro-menuoption>
  <auro-menuoption value="departure">Departure</auro-menuoption>
  <auro-menuoption value="arrival">Arrival</auro-menuoption>

Install bundled assets from CDN

In cases where the project is not able to process JS assets, there are pre-processed assets available for use. See -- auro-menu__bundled.js for modern browsers. Legacy browsers such as IE11 are no longer supported.

WARNING! When installing into your application environment, DO NOT use @latest for the requested version. Risks include unknown MAJOR version releases and instant adoption of any new features and possible bugs without developer knowledge. The @latest wildcard should NEVER be used for production customer-facing applications. You have been warned.

Bundle example code

<link rel="stylesheet" href="" />
<link rel="stylesheet" href="" />
<script src="" type="module"></script>

auro-menu use cases

The <auro-menu> element should be used in situations where users may:

  • A user needs to select one option from a list of options.

API Code Examples

Default auro-menu

  <auro-menuoption value="stops">Stops</auro-menuoption>
  <auro-menuoption value="price">Price</auro-menuoption>
  <auro-menuoption value="duration">Duration</auro-menuoption>
  <auro-menuoption value="departure">Departure</auro-menuoption>
  <auro-menuoption value="arrival">Arrival</auro-menuoption>


In order to develop against this project, if you are not part of the core team, you will be required to fork the project prior to submitting a pull request.

Please be sure to review the contribution guidelines for this project. Please make sure to pay special attention to the conventional commits section of the document.

Start development environment

Once the project has been cloned to your local resource and you have installed all the dependencies you will need to open a shell session to run the dev server.

$ npm run dev

Open localhost:8000

If running separate sessions is preferred, please run the following commands in individual terminal shells.

$ npm run build:watch

$ npm run serve

API generation

The custom element API file is generated in the build and committed back to the repo with a version change. If the API doc has changed without a version change, author's are to run npm run build:api to generate the doc and commit to version control.


Automated tests are required for every Auro component. See .\test\auro-menu.test.js for the tests for this component. Run npm test to run the tests and check code coverage. Tests must pass and meet a certain coverage threshold to commit. See the testing documentation for more details.

Bundled assets

Bundled assets are only generated in the remote and not merged back to this repo. To review and/or test a bundled asset locally, run $ npm run bundler to generate assets.



Last updated on 01 Mar 2024

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