Context menu for your Electron app
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Context menu for your Electron app

Electron doesn't have a built-in context menu. You're supposed to handle that yourself. But it's both tedious and hard to get right. This module gives you a nice extensible context menu with items like Cut/Copy/Paste for text, Save Image for images, and Copy Link for links. It also adds an Inspect Element menu item when in development to quickly view items in the inspector like in Chrome.

You can use this module directly in both the main and renderer process.

Install

$ npm install electron-context-menu

Requires Electron 2.0.0 or later.

Usage

const {app, BrowserWindow} = require('electron');

require('electron-context-menu')({
	prepend: (params, browserWindow) => [{
		label: 'Rainbow',
		// Only show it when right-clicking images
		visible: params.mediaType === 'image'
	}]
});

let mainWindow;
app.on('ready', () => {
	mainWindow = new BrowserWindow();
});

API

contextMenu([options])

options

Type: Object

window

Type: BrowserWindow WebView

Window or WebView to add the context menu to.

When not specified, the context menu will be added to all existing and new windows.

prepend

Type: Function

Should return an array of MenuItem's to be prepended to the context menu. The first argument is this params object. The second argument is the BrowserWindow the context menu was requested for.

append

Type: Function

Should return an array of MenuItem's to be appended to the context menu. The first argument is this params object. The second argument is the BrowserWindow the context menu was requested for.

showCopyImageAddress

Type: boolean
Default: false

Show the Copy Image Address menu item when right-clicking on an image.

showInspectElement

Type: boolean
Default: Only in development

Force enable or disable the Inspect Element menu item.

labels

Type: Object
Default: {}

Overwrite labels for the default menu items. Useful for i18n.

Format:

labels: {
	cut: 'Configured Cut',
	copy: 'Configured Copy',
	paste: 'Configured Paste',
	save: 'Configured Save Image',
	copyLink: 'Configured Copy Link',
	copyImageAddress: 'Configured Copy Image Address',
	inspect: 'Configured Inspect'
}

shouldShowMenu

Type: Function

Determines whether or not to show the menu. Can be useful if you for example have other code presenting a context menu in some contexts. The second argument is this params object.

Example:

// Doesn't show the menu if the element is editable
shouldShowMenu: (event, params) => !params.isEditable

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License

MIT © Sindre Sorhus