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Execute Custom Click Actions Based on the Class Name in the Menu

Environment

Product Progress Kendo UI Menu for jQuery
Operating System Windows 10 64bit
Visual Studio version Visual Studio 2017
Preferred Language JavaScript

Description

How can I execute a custom click action based on the class name of the clicked item in the Kendo UI for jQuery Menu?

Solution

The example below demonstrates how to achieve the desired scenario.

    <div id="example">
      <div class="demo-section k-header">

        <h4>Menu with sprites</h4>

        <div id="menu-sprites"></div>

      </div>

      <script>
        var actions = {
          custom: function(item) {
            alert(item.innerHTML);
          },
          custom2: function(item) {
            alert(item.innerHTML);
          },
        };

        var actionRegExp = /a-(\w)*/;

        $("#menu-sprites").kendoMenu({
          dataSource: [{
            text: "Brazil", cssClass: "a-custom", spriteCssClass: "brazilFlag", items: [
              { text: "History", spriteCssClass: "historyIcon" },
              { text: "Geography", spriteCssClass: "geographyIcon" },
            ]
              },
              {
              text: "India", cssClass: "a-custom2", spriteCssClass: "indiaFlag", items: [
              { text: "History", spriteCssClass: "historyIcon" },
              { text: "Geography", spriteCssClass: "geographyIcon" },
            ]
          },
                       {
                         text: "Netherlands", spriteCssClass: "netherlandsFlag", items: [
                           { text: "History", spriteCssClass: "historyIcon" },
                           { text: "Geography", spriteCssClass: "geographyIcon" },
                         ]
                           }],
                         select: function(e) {
                           var item = e.item;
                           var actionClass = actionRegExp.exec(item.className);

                           if (actionClass) {
                             actionClass = actionClass[0].substring(2);
                           }

                           var action = actions[actionClass];

                           if (action) {
                             action(item);
                           }
                         }
                       });
      </script>

      <style scoped>
        .demo-section {
          width: 500px;
        }
        #menu-sprites .k-sprite {
          background-image: url("https://demos.telerik.com/kendo-ui/content/shared/styles/flags.png");
        }
        .brazilFlag {
          background-position: 0 0;
        }
        .indiaFlag {
          background-position: 0 -32px;
        }
        .netherlandsFlag {
          background-position: 0 -64px;
        }
        .historyIcon {
          background-position: 0 -96px;
        }
        .geographyIcon {
          background-position: 0 -128px;
        }
      </style>
    </div>

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