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This documentation relates to Opera's now deprecated .oex Extension API framework for Opera versions <= 12.15 and also provided by our OEX2NEX shim library.

For the latest Opera Extensions API documentation for Opera versions > 12.15 please consult the latest Opera Extensions API documentation online.


This method creates a MenuItem from a given property object. Note: The item can only be used within the MenuContext that it is created in.


The available properties include:


MenuItem createItem (<MenuItemProperties> properties)


The example below creates and adds an item to the context menu. When it's clicked, the current page's URL is shown in the console.

  The configuration file ('config.xml').
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
<widget xmlns="http://www.w3.org/ns/widgets">
    <feature name="opera:contextmenus"/>
// The background process (e.g. index.html)

// Check the Context Menu API is supported
if (opera.contexts.menu) {
  var menu = opera.contexts.menu;
  // Create a menu item properties object
  var itemProps = {
    title: 'Context Menu Example',
    onclick: function(event) {
      console.log('Menu item clicked on ' + event.pageURL);

  // Create a menu item with the specified properties
  var item = menu.createItem(itemProps);
  // Add the menu item to the context menu