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Auto Expanding menu and submenu


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21 April 2009 at 11:13am Community Member, 108 Posts

When someone is at the home page, I need to have one of the menu items and its submenu items expanded out.

Has anyone ever done this?


Carbon Crayon

21 April 2009 at 9:19pm (Last edited: 21 April 2009 9:20pm), Community Member, 598 Posts

I think this can be done using CSS classes in the same way as $LinkingMode works, provided that is how your menu knows what to expand.

So you could have a condition like this:

<% if URLSegment = home %>
<a class="Open" href="$Link">$MenuTitle</a>
<% else %>
<a href="$Link">$MenuTitle</a>
<% end_if %>

or you could create a function IsOpen() that returned the relevant class (if any) and call it via class="$IsOpen".


22 April 2009 at 1:35am Community Member, 108 Posts


You rock - thank you for this. Worked perfectly. Here's how I implemented it - works like a charm.

<% if URLSegment = rit-113-imrt-qa-software %>
<% control Children %>
<ul id="smenu">
<li class="sm$ID"><a href="$Link" title="Go to the $Title.XML page" class="sa$ID">$MenuTitle</a></li>       
<% end_control %>
<% end_if %>

Thanks again,