I really do appreciate your attempt at helping me.
However it's like my real question keeps getting skipped. I have a feeling that Sitefinity doesn't include the feature to add additional menu systems independent from the main navigation system. I don't doubt that it can be done through some additional asp.net module programming, but for the CMS not to have this feature natively is really too bad. When using any of the main open source CMS platforms such as Joomla, ModX, Drupal, C5, DNN, etc this is a very standard procedure.
I am not a asp.net programmer and one of the main reasons we chose the Sitefinity platform (other than needing a .net CMS) is because Sitefinity claimed that the control's styles could be modified by simply knowing HTML and CSS. Unfortunately that doesn't seem to be the case with the RadPanelBar. I'm not a beginner object oriented programmer, but just have limited knowledge in the .net world. I was able to create my menu no problem with C# asp.net code as you can see my example here: Custom Styled RadPanelBar independent of Sitefinity
But as stated in posts above I cannot find any adequate documentation on how to integrate my custom skin with a RadPanelBar within the Sitefinity CMS.
In addition I need to occupy the menu items
within this RadPanelBar by using a certain group of pages which are not included in the main navigation.
This is the reason I cannot use the SitePanelBar and must use a custom RadPanelBar.
I'm not sure if it is due to my technical writing skills, and not explaining my question good enough; or if my question is simply getting ignored.
But either way, it doesn't seem to be getting answered.
I do also want to clarify that I have read and re-read all articles given here in this forum topic. It was these and others, that I had already used to gain enough experience to completely design and develop the menu linked to above, and here
Obviously I don't need help designing or styling my menu system. It was design/styling that has been addressed in every one of the suggested articles you gave. And although I re-read through them all, I want to clarify that the articles are not addressing my problems at all.
For now I have integrated a Flash menu system that can be modified externally via XML. Very unfortunately it seems this is going to have to be my solution.
Please advise when Sitefinity has the native capability to build out custom Rad Control menu systems based off of admin defined page groups, and I will most definitely integrate the menu back into the CMS.
Thank you for your time.