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Question about custom menu

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  1. derek
    derek avatar
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    15 Jun 2007
    01 Dec 2009
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    Hi guys,

    We are working on migrating one of our existing websites, http://mba.yale.edu, and we are looking at replicating the existing menu (which is javascript driven).

    Do you have any suggestions for doing this in sitefinity?  I have looked around the RadMenu control, and I'm not sure if this is the correct place to start (perhaps a RadPanel)?  We would like to use the sitemap to populate the menu.

    The basic menu functions like this:


    Item1----Item2----Item3
    When an item is selected, another navigation layer is shows up underneath (you can see a demo at http://mba.yale.edu). The menu would then appear as such:
    Item1----Item2----Item3
       |
    Item1----Item2----Item3

    Selecting another item will reveal an additional level (we have 4 total)
    Item1----Item2----Item3
       |
    Item1----Item2----Item3
                     |
    Item1----Item2----Item3

    Any suggestion for using an internal control (either sitefinity, or a radcontrol) would be helpful.  I would prefer to implement this using the internal functionality rather than directly implementing our current, and antiquated javascript solution.

    Thanks.
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
    Ivan Dimitrov avatar
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    09 Dec 2016
    01 Dec 2009
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    Hello derek,

    I think that RadMenu control will do the job. Generally if you use built in functionality you will not be able to got the same result as you have on http://mba.yale.edu, because there are three level of navigation.
    The easiest way to do this is dropping three SiteMenu controls ( it is extended RadMenu control in Sitefinity CMS) and set StartingNodeOffset property to 0, 1, and 2. The property determine from which level the SiteMap will be bound.

    Another option is using CmsManager and creating a cusom menu. Good solution would be RadTabStrip control.

    Let us know if there are any further questions.

    Regards,
    Ivan Dimitrov
    the Telerik team

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