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Vert Nav 2nd level issue.


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dancrew32

Community Member, 15 Posts

5 April 2008 at 8:59am

So I'm trying to setup a multi-level vertical nav that only displays the children of the page that it's on.

The issue: with the code below, if you navigate to one of the second level pages, all the children in the vertical nav will go away. I want all of the 2nd level links to continue being displayed when you're on 2nd level pages.

In my navigation.ss file:


<ul>
	<% control Menu(1) %>
		<li><a href="$Link" title="Go to the $Title.XML page" class="$LinkingMode"><span>$MenuTitle</span></a>
			<% if isSection %>
				<% control Children %>
					<ul class="lvl2">
						<li class="lvl2"><a href="$Link" title="Go to the $Title.XML page" class="$LinkingMode levela"><span><em>$MenuTitle</em></span></a></li>
					</ul>
				<% end_control %>
			<% end_if %>
		</li>
	<% end_control %>
</ul>	 

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. =]

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contigo

Community Member, 16 Posts

6 April 2008 at 12:36pm

Edited: 06/04/2008 1:11pm

I've been playing with submenus too. Try replacing

<% if isSection %>
with
<% if LinkOrSection = section %>

-billy

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dancrew32

Community Member, 15 Posts

8 April 2008 at 3:06am

Edited: 08/04/2008 3:07am

As that works, I think the problem with my code is that when you navigate to the 2nd level page, it's looking for <% control Children %> so it starts looking for 3rd level children (which don't exist, so it displays nothing). What might be a work-around for this?

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contigo

Community Member, 16 Posts

8 April 2008 at 2:44pm

maybe this...

	  			<% if LinkOrSection = section %>
	  				<% if Children %>

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dancrew32

Community Member, 15 Posts

9 April 2008 at 7:07am

see I think by saying if Children it's still looking for 3rd level children when you're on a 2nd level page.. kinda frustrating lol..

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contigo

Community Member, 16 Posts

10 April 2008 at 10:55am

"see I think by saying if Children it's still looking for 3rd level children when you're on a 2nd level page.. kinda frustrating lol."

Not sure if I'm understanding correctly. Calling Children is context-sensitive and should only grab 3rd level children if they exist. Some code that should always show all submenus...

<% control Menu(1) %>
  add level one menu stuff here
  <% control Children %>
      add level two menu stuff here
        <% control Children %>
          add level three menu stuff here
        <% end_control %>
    <% end_control %>
<% end_control %>

Another example - always shows parents, only shows children of the page you are on...

<% if Menu(1) %>
	<ul class="firstLevel">
		<% control Menu(1) %>
				<li><a href="$Link" title="$MenuTitle" class="$LinkingMode">$MenuTitle</a>
	
					<% if LinkOrSection = section %>
						<ul class="secondLevel">				
							<% control Children %>
								<li class="$LinkingMode <% if FirstLast %>$FirstLast<% end_if %>">
									<a href="$Link" title="$MenuTitle" class="$LinkingMode">$MenuTitle</a>
									<% if LinkOrSection = section %>
											<ul class="thirdLevel">
												<% control Children %>
													<li class="$LinkingMode <% if FirstLast %> $FirstLast<% end_if %>">
														<a href="$Link" title="$MenuTitle" class="$LinkingMode">$MenuTitle</a>
													</li>
												<% end_control %>
											</ul>
	
									<% end_if %>
			
								</li>
							<% end_control %>
						</ul> 
					<% end_if %>
	
				</li>
		<% end_control %>
	</ul>
<% end_if %>

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contigo

Community Member, 16 Posts

10 April 2008 at 10:56am

Edited: 10/04/2008 10:59am

The 2nd example doesn't need <% if children %> because that's part of what <% control Children %> does. Well, at least that's my understanding of it all. Let me know if I'm not understanding/helping :)

-Billy

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dancrew32

Community Member, 15 Posts

11 April 2008 at 7:59am

you rock, kind sir. that 2nd one is the ticket. thanks so very much