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Availability of entire page tree


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gaston

Community Member, 24 Posts

17 April 2009 at 7:03pm

Salut,

is there a way to have access to the full page tree?
The idea is to create a more complex menu with dropline style. For that I need to know the entire menu structure so that I can feed all links to subpages into the menu structure.
In my curernt understanding, only the subtree of the current page is available

Ciao, Mathias

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Willr

Forum Moderator, 5513 Posts

18 April 2009 at 6:52pm

No, you have full availability from any page. To generate a menu on a page you can do something like

<% control Menu(1) %>
// level 1
<% control Children %>
// level 2
<% control Children %>
// level 3
.....
<% end_control %>
<% end_control %>
<% end_control %>

If you want to dynamically get the levels (rather then hardcoding 4 control Children have a look at the sitemap tutorial - http://doc.silverstripe.com/doku.php?id=tutorial:site-map

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gaston

Community Member, 24 Posts

19 April 2009 at 4:48am

Edited: 19/04/2009 4:49am

Salut,

thanks, I got the logic and it works. I got a very nice drop-line menu that I will incorporate into a theme. I now need to iron out the pixels and test it with different browsers, but it will soon be published.
I also looked at the solution with the site-map example. This works as well but themes do not deliver php files ...

Ciao, Mathias