Dropdown ItemReady

Dropdown item populates dropdown with actions. Items can be placed either inside a dropdown group or directly inside a dropdown component.

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<nord-dropdown-item>Help & Support</nord-dropdown-item>



The url the dropdown item should link to.

string | undefinedundefined

When provided together with a href property, determines where to open the linked URL. The keywords have special meanings for where to load the URL: “_self” means the current browsing context, “_blank” usually a new tab but users can configure browsers this to open a new window instead, “_parent” means the parent browsing context of the current one, but if no parent exists, behaves as _self, and finally “top” means the topmost browsing context.

"_self" | "_blank" | "_parent" | "_top""_self"


Slot nameDescription
Default slot

The dropdown item content.


Used to place content before dropdown item text. Typically used for icons.


Used to place content after dropdown item text. Typically used for icons.


Method nameParametersDescription
focus(options?: FocusOptions) => voidoptions: An object which controls aspects of the focusing process.

Programmatically move focus to the component.

blur() => voidN/A

Programmatically remove focus from the component.

click() => voidN/A

Programmatically simulates a click on the component.

Usage #

This section includes guidelines for designers and developers about the usage of this component in different contexts.

Do #

  • Group dropdown items into dropdown groups based on related categories.
  • Use group headings to clarify the category of a section.

Don’t #

  • Don’t use dropdown item outside of dropdown group and dropdown components.

Content guidelines #

Dropdown items should be always written in sentence case, not title case. The first word should be capitalized and the rest lowercase (unless a proper noun):

Create user
Create User

Dropdown items should always lead with a strong verb that encourages action. Use the {verb}+{noun} format except in the case of common actions like Save, Close or Cancel:

Edit row
Editing options

Avoid unnecessary words and articles in dropdown items, such as “the”, “an” or “a”:

Change theme
Change the theme

Avoid ending dropdown items in punctuation:

Switch user
Switch user.

Avoid all caps for dropdown items:


Keep dropdown items to a single line of text:

Change theme
Change the theme
of the veterinary application.


For integration guidelines, please see Web Components documentation. This documentation explains how to implement and use Nord Web Components across different technologies such as Vue.js, React, or Vanilla JavaScript.

Integration Guidelines


If you experience any issues while using Nord Web Components, please head over to the Support page for more guidelines and ways to contact us.

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