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How to use a drop down menu for navigation?


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SilverRay

15 December 2007 at 8:37pm Community Member, 167 Posts

Suppose I want to use a drop down menu for navigation, like so:

<form action="???" method="post" name="StateSelect">
<select class="dropdown" name="location" size="1">

<% control Menu(3) %>
<option value="$Link">$MenuTitle</option>
<% end_control %>

</select>
<input class="submitbutton" type="submit" value="Find" name="GoState" />
</form>

Then what would be the 'action' to put in?

Thanks,
- Ray.

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Fuzz10

16 December 2007 at 12:55am Community Member, 787 Posts

Hi , a navigation dropdown will not work like that... It needs a bit more. ;-)

Check out http://www.alistapart.com/articles/dropdowns/ for an easy and accessible example.

Good luck !

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SilverRay

16 December 2007 at 1:58am Community Member, 167 Posts

Thanks for your reply!

I'm not looking for a css based menu, but really a drop down (as used in a form... but use it for a certain type of navigation)... not possible to populate a drop down like that with links, with SS? I know I can put in link names with a control, but what would the post-action be? If I made myself clear that is ;)

- Ray

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Fuzz10

16 December 2007 at 2:19am Community Member, 787 Posts

You need a bit of script to open the selected URL.

Check out this page :
http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/forms/navmenu.html

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SilverRay

16 December 2007 at 2:38am Community Member, 167 Posts

Right, I used to build drop down menus with server side scripting, but using SS that would be a little different I guess. I thought there would be a custom control built-in for this, but I cannot find it. Then I was thinking of making a function, similar to the one in the tutorial about showing browser polls, but hey, I'm not that good (yet ;)

Maybe I have to decide on making it css-based though, downside is that it seems to pose problems with IE6...

Thanks again,
- Ray.