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SharePoint 2010 Web Part Displaying a Custom Menu

Posted on 2011-02-20
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hi, I need to develop a custom menu that will be used to launch our One-Click (smart client) applications.  I am wondering if I could use a WebPart in some fashone to accomplish htis.  We are running SharePoint 2010 and developing with Visual Studio 2010.  I am looking for ideas/direction on best approach to take.   Custom menu is not a replacement for the standard SharePoint menu but rather can be another menu displayed somewhere on hte page.
Thanks in advance,
Question by:wahlster
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KoenVosters earned 1000 total points
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Have you thought of using Silverlight? That can make highly interactive menu's and is supported in SharePoint 2010.
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GeorgeGergues earned 1000 total points
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what is the scope of this Menu ?  is it Application, Sitecollection ,  web ?

In that case you can determine if a webpart on the Side navigation is an option, if that is the case, simply modify the master page to add a webpart zone on the left Navigation (quick launch ) and place your webpart there.

best of luck.

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I am interested in using Silverlight if possible.  The menu could be global across all pages in the site.  So could I create a Silverlight menu and place it in a WebPart?  Is that possible?
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Hello ,

I am sure it can be done via Silverlight , but that will depend on your application's master page layout.

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You can use Silverlight and put it in a webpart, there is a specific webpart for that. However, if you want this to appear on all your pages you will have to add the silverlight to your masterpage.

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