I have the following menu setup, and I think you can see the problem immediately:

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As you can possibly see, I have a v-app-bar which contains the menu, and a main content area.

The v-menu is being overlapped by the v-card in the content of the page.

Trying to set the z-index property on v-menu did not help.

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Some digging rendered interesting information I did not know about z-index: some objects behave differently, there is different z-index stacks which are not related, etc.

I recommend this excellent introduction to things you should know about z-index .

Solution:

The solution

You need to set a style in v-app-bar. z-index is not enough, you also have to set position: relative for it to render correctly:

<v-app-bar fluid color=“white“ elevation=“2″ style=“position: relative; z-index: 3″>

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after the fix the menu now overlaps the v-card in the main content – as it is expected by the user who wants to use the menu.

The full markup (abridged)

<template>
     <div class=“box box-default“ style=“z-index:2″>
     <v-app>
       <v-content >
         <v-container fluid>
       <v-app-bar fluid color=“white“ elevation=“2″ style=“position: relative; z-index: 3″>
         <v-container>
           <v-row>
           …
          <v-spacer></v-spacer>
     <v-menu attach offset-y transition=“v-scale-transition“>
       <template v-slot:activator=“{ on }“>
         <v-btn
           small
           color=“primary“
           v-on=“on“
           text
         >
         <v-icon small left color=“primary“>fa fa-bars</v-icon>
           Actions
         </v-btn>
       </template>
       <v-list dense>
       …
         <v-list-item :to=“{ name: ‚Help‘ }“>
           <v-icon left small>fa fa-question-circle</v-icon>Help
         </v-list-item>
       </v-list>
       <v-divider class=“my-0″></v-divider>
       …
     </v-menu>
     </v-row>
     …
     </v-container>
     </v-app-bar>
           <router-view></router-view>
         </v-container>
       </v-content>
     </v-app>
     </div>
</template>

Note: the main content is being rendered in router-view, (I use vue-router for the upcoming picockpit version).

How did I find this solution?

I used Google Chrome’s DevTools and went manually through each wrapping element set, setting z-index and experimenting with different positions, until hitting on the right element to apply it to.

Then I went into vue’s markup, and applied a style of “background-color:red”, and checked whether I had located the correct element.

I tried setting a z-index property on the vue element I identified (v-app-bar which renders to <header>), this however was not rendered correctly. Therefore I set the z-index directly in the style, this is applied correctly.

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