A pop-up menu is the menu that is displayed when a user right-clicks the background of a user interface component, such as a view or editor. Pop-up menus should repeat pertinent menu items that are available on the menu bar or pertinent actions on a dialog box triggered from a menu item. The contents of the pop-up menu must change to be appropriate to the object that has focus or the object that is selected.
A pop-up menu item should not be the only way a user accesses a piece of functionality. All pop-up menu items must have access keys for accessibility. Indicate the access key by underlining the key text in the menu item label. If possible, use the same access key as the one used for the menu item in the menu bar.
You should give context menus to the following objects:
- Objects in a navigator view, such as folders or document libraries
- Items selected in a list.
Parent topic: Menu contributions: XPD621