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Menus and MasterPages

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I have 3 master pages. The second has a contents object that contains the
horizontal menu, the third a contents object that contains the vertical menus
and all WebForms use master3 as their Master Page. The content of any
WebForms is below the horizontal menu and right of the left hand menu.

My problem is that the menu structure is 5 layers deep in parts and the bits
that need to be selected are actually over the WebForm content and whilst the
item is visible, it is no longer selectable. With the left hand menu that
can be partially resolved by Setting the Dynamic Horizontal Offest to a
negative value and therefor pulling the position at which the menu item
displays back into the content object bounds at the expense of some
overlapping. I can apply a different style with a different offset for each
level if necessary.

With the horizontal menus however there is much less ability to be flexible
especially with any menu that has numerous items. They are just unusable.

Is there an easy fix that allows a displayed menuitem that is outside the
bounds of its content object to be selected?
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PeterW
Jun 23 '07 #1
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"PeterW" <ns**@nospam.nospamwrote in message
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>I have 3 master pages. The second has a contents object that contains the
horizontal menu, the third a contents object that contains the vertical
menus
and all WebForms use master3 as their Master Page. The content of any
WebForms is below the horizontal menu and right of the left hand menu.

My problem is that the menu structure is 5 layers deep in parts and the
bits
that need to be selected are actually over the WebForm content and whilst
the
item is visible, it is no longer selectable. With the left hand menu that
can be partially resolved by Setting the Dynamic Horizontal Offest to a
negative value and therefor pulling the position at which the menu item
displays back into the content object bounds at the expense of some
overlapping. I can apply a different style with a different offset for
each
level if necessary.

With the horizontal menus however there is much less ability to be
flexible
especially with any menu that has numerous items. They are just unusable.

Is there an easy fix that allows a displayed menuitem that is outside the
bounds of its content object to be selected?
You need to post to a MS.public.dotnet ASP or Webforms NG.

Jun 23 '07 #2

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Hey Mr. Arnold... what part of the word "general" do you fail to understand?
What part of dotnet did you fail to understand?

The forums at asp.net may be another source to get some insight about the
use of the menu control but this newsgroup is just as appropriate to ask
questions that pertain to the use of the .NET framework and various
controls.

<%= Clinton Gallagher
NET csgallagher AT metromilwaukee.com
URL http://clintongallagher.metromilwaukee.com/
"Mr. Arnold" <MR. Ar****@Arnold.comwrote in message
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"PeterW" <ns**@nospam.nospamwrote in message
news:38**********************************@microsof t.com...
>>I have 3 master pages. The second has a contents object that contains the
horizontal menu, the third a contents object that contains the vertical
menus
and all WebForms use master3 as their Master Page. The content of any
WebForms is below the horizontal menu and right of the left hand menu.

My problem is that the menu structure is 5 layers deep in parts and the
bits
that need to be selected are actually over the WebForm content and whilst
the
item is visible, it is no longer selectable. With the left hand menu
that
can be partially resolved by Setting the Dynamic Horizontal Offest to a
negative value and therefor pulling the position at which the menu item
displays back into the content object bounds at the expense of some
overlapping. I can apply a different style with a different offset for
each
level if necessary.

With the horizontal menus however there is much less ability to be
flexible
especially with any menu that has numerous items. They are just
unusable.

Is there an easy fix that allows a displayed menuitem that is outside the
bounds of its content object to be selected?

You need to post to a MS.public.dotnet ASP or Webforms NG.

Jun 23 '07 #3

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"clintonG" <no****@nowhere.comwrote in message
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Hey Mr. Arnold... what part of the word "general" do you fail to
understand? What part of dotnet did you fail to understand?
Get off of my back about this. I pointed the OP to some other NG(s) that the
OP might get help.

I did notice that the only thing you have provided is lip service and are of
no help to the OP.

If you don't like what I have done, then I suggest you keep it to yourself,
because you don't mean anything to me.

You need to mind your own business and stay out of mine, like I am staying
out of your business.

Jun 23 '07 #4

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Hi Peter,

As for the Master Page Menu displaying issue, since it may be abit
confusing to describe the problem behavior through verbose text, would you
try using a simplified master page and content page to demonstrate it so
that we can perform tests on our side?

Also, as other community members have suggested, for ASP.NET specific
questions, you can post in the following newsgroup so as to get more
accurate and specific information:

microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.aspnet

Sincerely,

Steven Cheng

Microsoft MSDN Online Support Lead
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
Jun 25 '07 #5

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Hi Steven and thanks.

I had a problem with the menu text displaying outside the bounds of the
content object in which the menu is contained.

If I try to select and click any part that is showing on another content
object then that part outside does not respond to a mouse event.

If I make sure that all of the displayed menuitem is inside the Contents
component in which it is defined and does not flow over the part of a form
deined in another Content component then all is well and works properly.

It is all working properly now.

thanks
--
PeterW
"Steven Cheng[MSFT]" wrote:
Hi Peter,

As for the Master Page Menu displaying issue, since it may be abit
confusing to describe the problem behavior through verbose text, would you
try using a simplified master page and content page to demonstrate it so
that we can perform tests on our side?

Also, as other community members have suggested, for ASP.NET specific
questions, you can post in the following newsgroup so as to get more
accurate and specific information:

microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.aspnet

Sincerely,

Steven Cheng

Microsoft MSDN Online Support Lead
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
Jun 26 '07 #6

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Thanks for your followup Peter,

I'm glad that you've got it working now. If you meet any further program in
the future, please feel free to post here.

Sincerely,

Steven Cheng

Microsoft MSDN Online Support Lead
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

Jun 27 '07 #7

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