react tailwind css dropdowns (menu) example

In this tutorial, we will create responsive dropdowns menu in react js using tailwind css. We will see dropdowns menu select component, dropdowns menu list with icons. A fully-managed, dropdown menu item component with headless ui Tailwind CSS & React.


Tool Use

React JS

Tailwind CSS 3.v

Headless UI


First you need to setup react project with tailwind css. You can install manually or you read below blog.

How to install Tailwind CSS in React

Install & Setup Vite + React + Typescript + Tailwind CSS 3


Example 1

Create simple dropdowns menu item using tailwind and react js.

import React from "react";

export default function DropdownComponent() {
    return (
        <div className="relative w-full lg:max-w-sm">
            <select className="w-full p-2.5 text-gray-500 bg-white border rounded-md shadow-sm outline-none appearance-none focus:border-indigo-600">
                <option>ReactJS Dropdown</option>
                <option>Laravel 9 with React</option>
                <option>React with Tailwind CSS</option>
                <option>React With Headless UI</option>
            </select>
        </div>
    );
}
react js with tailwind css dropdown menu items



Example 2

React with tailwind css disabled dropdown menu with selected item.

import React from "react";

export default function DropdownComponent() {
    return (
        <div className="relative w-full lg:max-w-sm">
            <select
                disabled
                className="w-full p-2.5 text-gray-500 bg-white border rounded-md shadow-sm outline-none appearance-none focus:border-indigo-600"
            >
                <option>ReactJS Dropdown</option>
                <option>Laravel 9 with React</option>
                <option>React with Tailwind CSS</option>
                <option selected>React With Headless UI</option>
            </select>
        </div>
    );
}


Example 3

React with tailwind css dropdown menu with svg icon using heroicons icon.

import React from "react";

export default function DropdownComponent() {
    return (
        <div className="inline-flex bg-white border rounded-md">
            <a
                href="#"
                className="px-4 py-2 text-sm text-gray-600 hover:text-gray-700 hover:bg-gray-50 rounded-l-md"
            >
                Option
            </a>

            <div className="relative">
                <button
                    type="button"
                    className="inline-flex items-center justify-center h-full px-2 text-gray-600 border-l border-gray-100 hover:text-gray-700 rounded-r-md hover:bg-gray-50"
                >
                    <svg
                        xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"
                        className="w-4 h-4"
                        fill="none"
                        viewBox="0 0 24 24"
                        stroke="currentColor"
                        strokeWidth={2}
                    >
                        <path
                            strokeLinecap="round"
                            strokeLinejoin="round"
                            d="M19 9l-7 7-7-7"
                        />
                    </svg>
                </button>

                <div className="absolute right-0 z-10 w-56 mt-4 origin-top-right bg-white border border-gray-100 rounded-md shadow-lg">
                    <div className="p-2">
                        <a
                            href="#"
                            className="block px-4 py-2 text-sm text-gray-500 rounded-lg hover:bg-gray-50 hover:text-gray-700"
                        >
                            ReactJS Dropdown 1
                        </a>
                        <a
                            href="#"
                            className="block px-4 py-2 text-sm text-gray-500 rounded-lg hover:bg-gray-50 hover:text-gray-700"
                        >
                            ReactJS Dropdown 2
                        </a>
                        <a
                            href="#"
                            className="block px-4 py-2 text-sm text-gray-500 rounded-lg hover:bg-gray-50 hover:text-gray-700"
                        >
                            ReactJS Dropdown 3
                        </a>
                    </div>
                </div>
            </div>
        </div>
    );
}
a react tailwind css dropdown select menu



Example 4

React js with Tailwind CSS dropdown select (menu) using headless ui. Headless Ui is a A fully-managed, renderless dialog component jam-packed with accessibility and keyboard features, perfect for building completely custom dropdowns for your next application.

Install Headless UI

To get started, install Headless UI via npm:

npm install @headlessui/react

DropdownComponent.jsx

import { Fragment } from "react";
import { Menu, Transition } from "@headlessui/react";

function classNames(...classes) {
    return classes.filter(Boolean).join(" ");
}

export default function DropdownComponent() {
    return (
        <Menu as="div" className="relative inline-block text-left">
            <div>
                <Menu.Button className="inline-flex justify-center w-full px-4 py-2 text-sm font-medium text-gray-700 bg-white border border-gray-300 rounded-md shadow-sm hover:bg-gray-50 focus:outline-none focus:ring-2 focus:ring-offset-2 focus:ring-offset-gray-100 focus:ring-indigo-500">
                    Options
                    <svg
                        xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"
                        className="w-5 h-5 ml-2 -mr-1"
                        fill="none"
                        viewBox="0 0 24 24"
                        stroke="currentColor"
                        strokeWidth={2}
                    >
                        <path
                            strokeLinecap="round"
                            strokeLinejoin="round"
                            d="M19 9l-7 7-7-7"
                        />
                    </svg>
                </Menu.Button>
            </div>

            <Transition
                as={Fragment}
                enter="transition ease-out duration-100"
                enterFrom="transform opacity-0 scale-95"
                enterTo="transform opacity-100 scale-100"
                leave="transition ease-in duration-75"
                leaveFrom="transform opacity-100 scale-100"
                leaveTo="transform opacity-0 scale-95"
            >
                <Menu.Items className="absolute right-0 w-56 mt-2 origin-top-right bg-white rounded-md shadow-lg ring-1 ring-black ring-opacity-5 focus:outline-none">
                    <div className="py-1">
                        <Menu.Item>
                            {({ active }) => (
                                <a
                                    href="#"
                                    className={classNames(
                                        active
                                            ? "bg-gray-100 text-gray-900"
                                            : "text-gray-700",
                                        "block px-4 py-2 text-sm"
                                    )}
                                >
                                    Account settings
                                </a>
                            )}
                        </Menu.Item>
                        <Menu.Item>
                            {({ active }) => (
                                <a
                                    href="#"
                                    className={classNames(
                                        active
                                            ? "bg-gray-100 text-gray-900"
                                            : "text-gray-700",
                                        "block px-4 py-2 text-sm"
                                    )}
                                >
                                    Support
                                </a>
                            )}
                        </Menu.Item>
                        <Menu.Item>
                            {({ active }) => (
                                <a
                                    href="#"
                                    className={classNames(
                                        active
                                            ? "bg-gray-100 text-gray-900"
                                            : "text-gray-700",
                                        "block px-4 py-2 text-sm"
                                    )}
                                >
                                    License
                                </a>
                            )}
                        </Menu.Item>
                        <form method="POST" action="#">
                            <Menu.Item>
                                {({ active }) => (
                                    <button
                                        type="submit"
                                        className={classNames(
                                            active
                                                ? "bg-gray-100 text-gray-900"
                                                : "text-gray-700",
                                            "block w-full text-left px-4 py-2 text-sm"
                                        )}
                                    >
                                        Sign out
                                    </button>
                                )}
                            </Menu.Item>
                        </form>
                    </div>
                </Menu.Items>
            </Transition>
        </Menu>
    );
}


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