Menus display a list of choices on temporary elevated surfaces. Their placement varies based on the element that opens them.


import * as React from 'react';
import { View } from 'react-native';
import { Button, Menu, Divider, Provider } from 'react-native-paper';

const MyComponent = () => {
  const [visible, setVisible] = React.useState(false);

  const openMenu = () => setVisible(true);

  const closeMenu = () => setVisible(false);

  return (
          paddingTop: 50,
          flexDirection: 'row',
          justifyContent: 'center',
          anchor={<Button onPress={openMenu}>Show menu</Button>}>
          <Menu.Item onPress={() => {}} title="Item 1" />
          <Menu.Item onPress={() => {}} title="Item 2" />
          <Divider />
          <Menu.Item onPress={() => {}} title="Item 3" />

export default MyComponent;


When using Menu within a React Native's Modal component, you need to wrap all Modal contents within a Provider in order for the menu to show. This wrapping is not necessary if you use Paper's Modal instead.


Type: boolean

Whether the Menu is currently visible.

Type: React.ReactNode | { x: number; y: number }

The anchor to open the menu from. In most cases, it will be a button that opens the menu.

Type: 'top' | 'bottom'

Whether the menu should open at the top of the anchor or at its bottom. Applied only when anchor is a node, not an x/y position.

Type: number

Extra margin to add at the top of the menu to account for translucent status bar on Android. If you are using Expo, we assume translucent status bar and set a height for status bar automatically. Pass 0 or a custom value to and customize it. This is automatically handled on iOS.

Type: () => void

Callback called when Menu is dismissed. The visible prop needs to be updated when this is called.

Type: string
Default value: 'Close menu'

Accessibility label for the overlay. This is read by the screen reader when the user taps outside the menu.

Type: React.ReactNode

Content of the Menu.

Style of menu's inner content.

Type: InternalTheme

Static properties

These properties can be accessed on Menu by using the dot notation, e.g. Menu.Item.

Type: static
Edit this page