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I'm trying to figure out how to add a new item to the asp.net menu control. Below is what I've got. There is a parent level: Reqs and all users can add, view open and view closed. However, I only want an admin to have the ability to edit a req.

How do I achieve this from the code behind?
<asp:MenuItem Text="Reqs" Value="Reqs">
            <asp:MenuItem NavigateUrl="~/secure/addreq.aspx" Text="Add a Req"
                Value="Add a Req"></asp:MenuItem>
            <asp:MenuItem NavigateUrl="~/secure/openreqs.aspx" Text="Open Reqs" 
                Value="Open Reqs"></asp:MenuItem>
            <asp:MenuItem NavigateUrl="~/secure/closedreqs.aspx" Text="Closed Reqs" 
                Value="Closed Reqs"></asp:MenuItem>
        </asp:MenuItem>
 
admins - only should have this view:
<asp:MenuItem Text="Reqs" Value="Reqs">
            <asp:MenuItem NavigateUrl="~/secure/addreq.aspx" Text="Add a Req"
                Value="Add a Req"></asp:MenuItem>
            <asp:MenuItem NavigateUrl="~/secure/openreqs.aspx" Text="Open Reqs" 
                Value="Open Reqs"></asp:MenuItem>
            <asp:MenuItem NavigateUrl="~/secure/closedreqs.aspx" Text="Closed Reqs" 
                Value="Closed Reqs"></asp:MenuItem>
            <asp:MenuItem NavigateUrl="~/secure/updatereqs.aspx" Text="Update Reqs" 
                Value="Update Reqs"></asp:MenuItem>
        </asp:MenuItem>
 
nav.ascx.cs
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        System.Web.Profile.ProfileBase p = HttpContext.Current.Profile;
        MembershipUser currentMember = Membership.GetUser(p.UserName.ToString());
 
        if (Request.IsAuthenticated)
        {
            if (Roles.IsUserInRole(currentMember.UserName, "PortalAdmin"))
            {
                //add the following - <asp:MenuItem NavigateUrl="~/secure/updatereqs.aspx" Text="Update Reqs" 
                //Value="Update Reqs"></asp:MenuItem>
 
            }
        }
        else
        {
            Response.Redirect("../login.aspx");
        }
    }

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Question by:fwstealer
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by:NicoJuicy
ID: 24423803
Make a sitemap xml.

The first sitemap xml show all the links that can be viewed by users.
The second sitemap xml shows the links that can be viewed by the admin.

In your masterpage create a function to check if a admin has logged in, if it's an admin who logged in you set the second sitemap xml to visible.

I have already used this in a previous project (where their are logged in users and users who aren't logged in)

This is praticly the same.

(ps. don't forget to bind your menu to an xml datasource)

Hope this helps.
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by:fwstealer
ID: 24424667
never done that before, so are two xml files or just one with separate nodes?
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by:NicoJuicy
ID: 24425543
2 different xml files with 2 different datasources.

I'll show you some code i used once.

CODE BEHIND Master.master (vb)
 
Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Load
        'nog aan te passen
 
        Select Case CultureInfo.CurrentCulture.Name.ToString.Substring(0, 2)
            Case "nl"
                'Selecteer nederlandstalige xml advertisement
                AdRotator1.AdvertisementFile = "AdRotatorNl.xml"
            Case "fr"
                'Franstalige advertisement
                AdRotator1.AdvertisementFile = "AdRotatorFR.xml"
            Case Else
                'engelstalige advertisement
                AdRotator1.AdvertisementFile = "Adrotator.xml"
        End Select
        login(Session("login"))
    End Sub
 
    Public Sub login(ByVal login As Boolean)
        If login = True Then
            loggedIn()
        Else
            notLoggedIn()
        End If
    End Sub
    Private Sub loggedIn()
        menuLoggedIn.Visible = True
        menuLoggedOut.Visible = False
    End Sub
    Private Sub notLoggedIn()
        menuLoggedIn.Visible = False
        menuLoggedOut.Visible = True
    End Sub
 
Asp.Net code
 
Datasource of the menu's
<asp:XmlDataSource ID="XmlDataSource1" runat="server" DataFile="~/loggedIn.xml">
</asp:XmlDataSource>     
 
<asp:XmlDataSource ID="XmlDataSource2" runat="server" 
DataFile="~/loggedout.xml"></asp:XmlDataSource>
 
And my menu's (with css included)
<asp:Menu ID="menuLoggedIn" runat="server" DataSourceID="XmlDataSource1" 
            StaticDisplayLevels="2" Width="208px" MaximumDynamicDisplayLevels="2">
               <LevelSubMenuStyles>
                <asp:SubMenuStyle BackColor="#EAF9C2" BorderColor="White" BorderStyle="Solid" 
                    BorderWidth="1px" Font-Underline="False" Height="40px" VerticalPadding="12px" />
            </LevelSubMenuStyles>
            <LevelMenuItemStyles>
                <asp:MenuItemStyle BackColor="#81AC00" Font-Names="Lucida Sans" Font-Size="Small" 
                    Font-Underline="False" ForeColor="White" Height="40px" 
                    HorizontalPadding="12px" BorderStyle="Solid" VerticalPadding="16px" 
                    BorderColor="White" BorderWidth="1px" Font-Bold="True" />
            </LevelMenuItemStyles>
            <StaticMenuItemStyle BackColor="#EAFAC2" BorderColor="#D5E8AD" 
                BorderStyle="Solid" BorderWidth="1px" Height="40px" />
            <DynamicMenuStyle BackColor="#EDFCC3" Height="40px" />
            <DynamicMenuItemStyle BackColor="#81AC00" Font-Names="Lucida Sans" 
                Font-Size="Small" ForeColor="White" Height="40px" Font-Bold="True" />
            <DataBindings>
                <asp:MenuItemBinding DataMember="siteMapNode" 
                NavigateUrlField="url" TextField="title" ToolTipField="description" 
                ValueField="title" />
            </DataBindings>
        </asp:Menu>
        
        
        <asp:Menu ID="menuLoggedOut" runat="server" DataSourceID="XmlDataSource2" 
            StaticDisplayLevels="2" Width="208px">
            <LevelSubMenuStyles>
                <asp:SubMenuStyle BackColor="#EAF9C2" BorderColor="White" BorderStyle="Solid" 
                    BorderWidth="1px" Font-Underline="False" Height="40px" VerticalPadding="12px" />
            </LevelSubMenuStyles>
            <LevelMenuItemStyles>
                <asp:MenuItemStyle BackColor="#81AC00" Font-Names="Lucida Sans" Font-Size="Small" 
                    Font-Underline="False" ForeColor="White" Height="40px" 
                    HorizontalPadding="12px" BorderStyle="Solid" VerticalPadding="16px" 
                    BorderColor="White" BorderWidth="1px" Font-Bold="True" />
            </LevelMenuItemStyles>
            <StaticMenuItemStyle BackColor="#EAFAC2" BorderColor="#D5E8AD" 
                BorderStyle="Solid" BorderWidth="1px" Height="40px" />
            <DynamicMenuStyle BackColor="#EDFCC3" Height="40px" />
            <DynamicMenuItemStyle BackColor="#81AC00" Font-Names="Lucida Sans" 
                Font-Size="Small" ForeColor="White" Height="40px" Font-Bold="True" />
    
            <DataBindings>
                <asp:MenuItemBinding DataMember="siteMapNode" 
                NavigateUrlField="url" TextField="title" ToolTipField="description" 
                ValueField="title" />
            </DataBindings>
        </asp:Menu>

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NicoJuicy earned 2000 total points
ID: 24425560
Ow yeah, here's an example of appropriate xml files

'loggedin.xml
 
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
 
<siteMapNode url="" title="Mijn Account"  description="Hier kunt u uw account informatie opvragen en aanpassen">
  <siteMapNode url="Winkelwagen.aspx" title="Winkelwagen"  description="Bekijk uw winkelwagentje" />
  <siteMapNode url="MijnProfiel.aspx" title="Profiel"  description="Bekijk en/of bewerk uw profiel" />
  <siteMapNode url="Historiek.aspx" title="Historiek"  description="Bekijk een lijst van vorige aankopen" />
  <siteMapNode url="Uitloggen.aspx" title="Uitloggen"  description="Log uit met uw account" />
</siteMapNode>
 
'loggedout.xml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<siteMapNode url="" title="Account"  description="Account handelingen">
  <siteMapNode url="Inloggen.aspx" title="Inloggen"  description="Hier kunt u inloggen op WaWaWa-Online" />
  <siteMapNode url="Registreren.aspx" title="Registreren"  description="Hier kunt u zich registreren op WaWaWa-Online" />
  <siteMapNode url="WwVergeten.aspx" title="Wachtwoord vergeten"  description="Hier kunt u uw wachtwoord opvragen" />
</siteMapNode>

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