HTML <menuitem> Tag


A context menu with different <menuitem> elements:

<menu type="context" id="mymenu">
  <menuitem label="Refresh" onclick="window.location.reload();" icon="ico_reload.png">
  <menu label="Share on...">
    <menuitem label="Twitter" icon="ico_twitter.png"
    <menuitem label="Facebook" icon="ico_facebook.png"
  <menuitem label="Email This Page"

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Definition and Usage

The <menuitem> tag defines a command/menu item that the user can invoke from a popup menu.

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the element.

<menuitem> Not supported Not supported 8.0
(for context menus) 
Not supported Not supported

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <menuitem> tag is new in HTML5.


= New in HTML5.

Attribute Value Description
checked checked Specifies that the command/menu item should be checked when the page loads. Only for type="radio" or type="checkbox"
default default Marks the command/menu item as being a default command
disabled disabled Specifies that the command/menu item should be disabled
icon URL Specifies an icon for the command/menu item
label text Required. Specifies the name of the command/menu item, as shown to the user
radiogroup groupname Specifies the name of the group of commands that will be toggled when the command/menu item itself is toggled. Only for type="radio"
type checkbox
Specifies the type of command/menu item. Default is "command"

Global Attributes

The <menuitem> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Event Attributes

The <menuitem> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.

Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: MenuItem Object

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