jQuery UI 1.9 Milestone 2 – Menu

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The second milestone release for jQuery UI 1.9 is out, featuring the new Menu widget, in active development. It also includes updates to the Tooltip widget that we did since our first milestone release.

What’s a Milestone Release?

A milestone release makes it easier to try out the latest development code of jQuery UI without necessarily having to check out code from GitHub.

With a milestone release you can try out new widgets that are pretty far along (though not yet final) and provide feedback based on released code with a specific version number.

Note: the API is subject to change as the code is still under active development.


We’d love your feedback on our new Menu widget, to help ready it for the 1.9 final release. The API is already in good shape, so if you start using it now, migrating to 1.9 final should be really easy.

From the Menu documentation:

Menu transform a list of anchors into a widget with mouse and keyboard support for selecting an item. Its a low-level widget already used by Autocomplete and designed as the base for other widgets, for example, a menu bar or nested menus.

Demo: Contextmenu


Play with the latest demos in the menu branch on our live code view site, view.jqueryui.com:


You can download the jQuery UI 1.9 Milestone 2 – Menu release as a zip file or via git:

File Downloads


How to Provide Feedback

wiki page

To help with the design and development of the Menu widget, visit the Menu page on our Development & Planning wiki.


If the comments section on the wiki page doesn’t provide enough room for your feedback, post to the Developing jQuery UI Forum and tag the post:

How to Contribute Code

If you have code changes for the Menu, fork jQuery UI on GitHub, commit to the menu branch, and submit a pull request.

If you’re new to git or GitHub, see our guide: How to submit a fix to jQuery UI – The Easy Way.


Note: please do NOT use the comments section of this blog post for feedback on the Menu widget. This discussion should occur on the wiki page and the forum (see How to Provide Feedback, above).

If you have feedback on us doing our second milestone release, feel free to leave a comment below. Thank you.

7 thoughts on “jQuery UI 1.9 Milestone 2 – Menu

  1. Peter on said:

    Can you also release the theme packs which correspond to these milestone releases? In Git I see that some theming changes have happened since 1.8, but only the base theme exists there.

  2. @Peter: We don’t have a headless build for the themes, yet. That is necessary to create the themes without actually deploying the release to a production server. We’re working on.

    For now, you should be able to take any 1.8.2 theme and add the jquery.ui.menu.css file, that should get you pretty close.

  3. I believe you wanted to point to “menu” instead of “tooltip” under the

    <p>Play with the latest demos in the tooltip branch on our live code view site, <a href="http://view.jqueryui.com/tooltip/demos/tooltip/index.html">view.jqueryui.com</a>:</p>