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Mega menu in Version 5.1

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  1. SangsG
    SangsG avatar
    4 posts
    01 Apr 2008
    24 Sep 2012
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    We created a custom mega menu in our old site on Sitefinity version 3.7.2096.220:1 and want to convert it for version 5.1.

    Here's the partial code. Please let me know if this could be converted to 5.1.

    Telerik.Cms.CmsManager cmsManager = new Telerik.Cms.CmsManager(); 
            foreach (Telerik.Cms.ICmsPage page in cmsManager.GetPages())
                if (page.PageType == CmsPageType.Group)
                    SiteMapNode node = SiteMap.Provider.FindSiteMapNodeFromKey(page.ID.ToString());

                    if (node != null && SiteMap.CurrentNode != null)
                        if (SiteMap.CurrentNode.IsDescendantOf(node))
                            startingNode = node;

    Are there any examples of mega menu?
  2. MB
    MB avatar
    302 posts
    09 Jan 2005
    25 Sep 2012
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    The easiest way I’ve found to implement a ‘mega’ menu, is to create a user-control that handles the ‘ItemDataBound’ event of a SiteMapNavigationMenu (i.e. a wrapped RadMenu) and specify it as the 'Design-Settings->Custom-Template-Path" option, when setting the properties of a standard navigation control with the page/template editor.

    Then, when the standard navigation control hits the menu level settings you specified (typically that would be level-1) it hands off the ItemDataBound event to the usercontrol you specified as the Custom-Template, from where you get to take full control.

    In the ItemDataBound event handler, you can make choices to load a menu template (e.g. a MegaMenu template) or load standard submenu items.

    Of course, it's not a solution for every situation, but seems to apply for the typical MegaMenu applications.

    <%@ Control Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="MegaMenu.ascx.cs" Inherits="MyTemplates.MegaMenu" %>
    <%@ Register tagprefix="sf" namespace="Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.UI" assembly="Telerik.Sitefinity" %>
    <%@ Register tagprefix="sf" namespace="Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.UI.NavigationControls.SiteMapNavigations" assembly="Telerik.Sitefinity" %>
    <%@ Register tagprefix="telerik" namespace="Telerik.Web.UI" assembly="Telerik.Web.UI" %>
    <sf:SiteMapNavigationMenu id="SiteMapNavigationMenu1" runat="server" skin="Black" />

    using System;
    using System.Linq;
    using System.Web.UI;
    using Telerik.Web.UI;
    using Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.UI.Templates;
    using Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.UI;
    using Telerik.Sitefinity.Web;
    namespace MyTemplates
        public partial class MegaMenu : System.Web.UI.UserControl
            protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
                // Add the Delegate for the ItemDataBound event
                this.SiteMapNavigationMenu1.ItemDataBound += new Telerik.Web.UI.RadMenuEventHandler(SiteMapNavigationMenu1_ItemDataBound);
            // Handle the ItemDataBound event
            protected void SiteMapNavigationMenu1_ItemDataBound(object sender, Telerik.Web.UI.RadMenuEventArgs e)
                // This is the menu item that fired the event.
                RadMenuItem item = e.Item;
                // Now we can decide between:
                // 1. Insert a 'Mega' template at this point (load and/or construct it)
                // 2. Build the standard sub-menu tree (recursively walk the item's tree)
                // 3. Do some other weird stuff

  3. Kiran
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    1 posts
    06 Feb 2014
    29 Apr 2014
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    can u provide sitefinity  megamenu complete code step-by-step.

  4. Nikola Zagorchev
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    424 posts
    25 Oct 2016
    01 May 2014
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    You can follow this blog post which shows how to create a mega menu in Sitefinity step by step. You can also consider our Pages API documentation, for how to query pages.

    Nikola Zagorchev
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