Left Menu customization  
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Bilal Lodhi





PostPosted: SharePoint - Design and Customization, Left Menu customization Top

Hello,

I just want to change the look and feel of the left menu (current navigation). Can anyone help me the following.

1) Menu items, is there anyway to change it other than from Site Setting section. Is there any other data source (like xml file) which can be modified

2) To change the look and feel do i have to write a web part, I want to change in a way that hover over the menu it should display its child menus.

Thanks,

Bilal



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R.Schmidt





PostPosted: SharePoint - Design and Customization, Left Menu customization Top

One options is to go to the Master Page for the site you want to modify and locate the section that reads:

<SharePoint:AspMenu

id="QuickLaunchMenu"

DataSourceID="QuickLaunchSiteMap"

runat="server"

Orientation="Vertical"

StaticDisplayLevels="2"

ItemWrap="true"

MaximumDynamicDisplayLevels="0"

StaticSubMenuIndent="0"

SkipLinkText=""

>

Change StaticDisplayLevels and MaximumDynamicDisplayLevels both to "1". This will create a collapsed version of your quick launch with links appearing as fly-outs. You can then go to the style sheet for you site and locate the ".ms-navitem" style. Once you find it, you can change the color of the background and text on the fly-outs to give them a little more character.

This technique is discussed in Chapter 5 of the "Developer's Guide to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0" by Todd Bleeker. Good book filled with also sorts of useful information.



 
 
Bilal Lodhi





PostPosted: SharePoint - Design and Customization, Left Menu customization Top

Thanks, it worked i was able to display tree level.

Now i need help regarding menu Items, is there anyway to change it other than from Site Setting section. Is there any other data source (like xml file) which can be modified

Thanks,

Bilal


 
 
Frederik Vantroys





PostPosted: SharePoint - Design and Customization, Left Menu customization Top

Hi,

By changing the control in the master page and playing around with the CSS styles it's possible to change the look and feel (and the depth of child content shown) completely.

A very good article :

http://blogs.msdn.com/ecm/archive/2007/02/10/moss-navigation-deep-dive-part-1.aspx

Hope this helps,

Fred



 
 
ndimov





PostPosted: SharePoint - Design and Customization, Left Menu customization Top

Hi!
I'm trying to hide or delete the "Collagues" link from this menu, by I can't find the way to do this.
The Colleagues policy can't be disabled and I don't know how to modify the datasource.

It is possible to delete this link

Thank you!



 
 
The Mossman





PostPosted: SharePoint - Design and Customization, Left Menu customization Top

If you have MOSS you can try editing navigation from "Site Actions / Site Settings / Modify Navigation".



 
 
ndimov





PostPosted: SharePoint - Design and Customization, Left Menu customization Top

That option it's not available. I'm trying to modify that menu on "My site".



 
 
The Mossman





PostPosted: SharePoint - Design and Customization, Left Menu customization Top

Oh, my sites changes things... not sure on that one. Haven't played with them much.



 
 
Shulian





PostPosted: SharePoint - Design and Customization, Left Menu customization Top

Hi people

How can I locate the dataset in which the titles of the left menu are stored, because I would change the captions of the some submenu items like "Colleagues" , "Details" ,etc , the control is a quicklaunchsitemap, I tried to change it from the sharepoint 2007 designer but I could't.

Thanks for your help

Julian