jQuery stylish dropdown menu example like Facebook,Linkedin in asp.net

jquery dropdown example in asp.netIntroduction: In this article i will explain how to create stylish drop down menu like Facebook,Twitter and Linked in etc using jQuery and CSS in asp.net. 

 Implementation: Let's create an application to see the menu in working.
  •  First of all create a style sheet to give the styles to the drop down menu. So to add style sheet in the website go to website menu and click Add New item.. -> Select StyleSheet.css and rename it to menu.css
  • In the menu.css paste the following
 body {
color: #555;
margin: 3px -22px 0 0;
width: 143px;
position: relative;
height: 17px;
background: #fff;
position: absolute;
top: -12px;
left: -20px;
z-index: 100;
width: 135px;
display: none;
margin-left: 10px;
padding: 40px 0 5px;
border-radius: 6px;
box-shadow: 0 2px 8px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.45);
.dropdown li a
color: #555555;
display: block;
font-family: Georgia;
padding: 6px 15px;
cursor: pointer;

.dropdown li a:hover
color: #FFFFFF;
text-decoration: none;
font-size: 14px;
line-height: 16px;
color: #555;
position: absolute;
z-index: 110;
display: block;
padding: 11px 0 0 20px;
height: 28px;
width: 121px;
margin: -11px 0 0 -10px;
text-decoration: none;
background: url(icons/arrow.png) 116px 17px no-repeat;
font-size: 11px;
padding: 11px 0 0 0px;
border-top:1px solid #dedede;

color: #0099FF;
  display: inline-block;
  *display: inline;
  *zoom: 1;
  height: 25px;
  line-height: 25px;
  font-weight: bold;
  padding: 0 8px;
  text-decoration: none;
  text-shadow: 0 1px 0 #fff;
and save the file.
  • In the <Head> tag of the design page (.aspx) add the following jQuery reference and functions.
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.10.2/jquery.min.js"></script>

<%--Toggles the icon --%>
<script type="text/javascript">
    $(document).ready(function () {
        $('.toggle-login').click(function () {

            if ($(this).hasClass('active')) $(this).find('span').html('&#x25B2;')
            else $(this).find('span').html('&#x25BC;')

<%--Handling Menu and items--%>

<script type="text/javascript" >
    $(document).ready(function () {

        $(".mainmenu").click(function () {
            var X = $(this).attr('id');
            if (X == 1) {
                $(this).attr('id', '0');
            else {
                $(this).attr('id', '1');

        //Mouse click on sub menus
        $(".submenu").mouseup(function () {
            return false

        //Mouse click on my account link
        $(".mainmenu").mouseup(function () {
            return false

        //On Document Click
        $(document).mouseup(function () {
            $(".mainmenu").attr('id', '');

  • In the <form> tag of .aspx page design the page as
    <fieldset style="width:119px; height:160px; padding:30px;" >
    <legend>jQuery Dropdown</legend>
    <div class="dropdown">
<a class="mainmenu toggle-login">My Account  <span class="icon"></span></a>

<div class="submenu">
<ul class="menuitems">
<li ><a href="#">Account setting</a></li>
<li ><a href="#">Privacy setting</a></li>
<li ><a href="#">Logout</a></li>
<li ><a href="#">Help</a></li>

Note: Replace the # with your page name.

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