A dropdown presents a menu of actions or links in a constrained space that will trigger a process or navigate to a new location. See select component guidelines for more information about making one or more selections from a list of items in a value list.

A newer React implementation of the dropdown has replaced the deprecated implementation. The documentation for the deprecated implementation is under the React deprecated tab, and this deprecated implementation can be imported from @patternfly/react-core/deprecated.

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Info alert:Templates

This page showcases templates for the dropdown component. A template combines a component with logic that supports a specific use case, with a streamlined API that offers additional, limited customization.

Note: Templates live in their own package at @patternfly/react-templates!

For custom use cases, please see the dropdown component suite from @patternfly/react-core.





toggleContentrequiredReact.ReactNodeContent of the toggle.
initialItemsSimpleDropdownItem[]Initial items of the dropdown.
isDisabledbooleanFlag indicating the dropdown should be disabled.
isToggleFullWidthbooleanFlag indicated whether the dropdown toggle should take up the full width of its parent.
onSelect(event?: React.MouseEvent<Element, MouseEvent>, value?: string | number) => voidCallback triggered when any dropdown item is clicked.
onToggle(nextIsOpen: boolean) => voidCallback triggered when the dropdown toggle opens or closes.
shouldFocusToggleOnSelectbooleanFlag indicating the dropdown toggle should be focused after a dropdown item is clicked.
toggleAriaLabelstringAdds an accessible name to the dropdown toggle. Required when the dropdown toggle does not have any text content.
togglePropsMenuTogglePropsAdditional props passed to the toggle.
toggleVariant'default' | 'plain' | 'plainText'Variant style of the dropdown toggle.
toggleWidthstringWidth of the toggle.


valuerequiredstring | numberUnique identifier for the dropdown item, which is used in the dropdown onSelect callback
contentReact.ReactNodeContent of the dropdown item. If the isDivider prop is true, this prop will be ignored.
isDividerbooleanFlag indicating whether the dropdown item should render as a divider. If true, the item will be rendered without the dropdown item wrapper.
onClick(event?: any) => voidCallback for when the dropdown item is clicked.
tostringURL to redirect to when the dropdown item is clicked.

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