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Formatting an ASP.Net Menu Control

Posted on 2014-02-16
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This is my first attempt at building a website . . . I'm using ASP.Net.

Thus far I've done some simple HTML and CSS to create a header bar along the top containing the site logo on the left and a horizontal ASP.Net menu along the remainder. I populate the menu items and child items at runtime from a dataset of parent-child tables from a SQL Server database. So far OK, I can glide left to right over the menu items with my mouse and the subitems drop down below as expected, but I don't know how to progress from here as regards fine-tuning its behaviour and formatting.
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There are different approaches that you can take with the styling of the Menu control.

Here is an article that talks about using CSS and styling properties:

Using CSS and Styles with the Menu Control
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms366731.aspx

The exact usage depends on your requirements.
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Kishan Zunjare earned 900 total points
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Database Driven Dynamic Menu Control with CSS and formatting.

http://www.codeproject.com/Tips/526004/Database-Driven-Dynamic-Menu-Control

Hope this helps
-Kishan
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by:TimHudspith
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Thanks for the links. My menu looks just like the one shown in the CodeProject link - one static horizontal layer with three dynamic vertical submenus, each appearing to the right of the parent. One drawback of this control is that it does not allow you to style individual menu items, but I've done a workaround by giving certain items an identity using the href attribute, which I then style with CSS classes that target the href value.

The problem I have is on the right-hand side of the menu bar. There is no room to show the last two submenus, so I want to push them left of the parent, not to the right. So I need to create a style for the <ul> element containing these items. I looked at the markup rendered in the browser to find the ID of the <ul> tags, then created an external style with that selector to override the auto-generated inline style (using '!important'), but it won't override.
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by:TimHudspith
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In the end I gave up with the ASP menu control. The amount of CSS manipulation it allows is so limited it's pretty much useless.
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