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Kettic menu control library is powerful navigation component, which you can find in the ASP.NET AJAX User Interface SDK. Web developers can easily integrate this control into your C# or Visual Basic ASP.NET web application to add a custom menu.
To help you get to know this menu control better, users can start with this guiding page, which will introduce to you the basic composing elements a menu as well the consisting properties for a menu item customization.
Besides adjusting menu control properties, Kettic also provides a variety of other user manuals to help developers control your menu creation procedure. Listed below are just a few examples.
Root Item & Child Item for Menu
Generally speaking, a menu is actually a collection of hierarchical items. When a parent item or a superior item is selected / expanded, all the items directly under that level are displayed immediately.
From this explanation above you can easily tell that basically there are two types of menu items. The first category goes with the root items, which stands for all items at the highest level. These root items are visible all the time, and you can view them any time without taking any action like clicking a certain item or button, etc.
The second menu element category goes with the child items, which stands for all the items in a menu apart from the root items (items in the top level). One thing you need to know is that since a menu has a hierarchical structure, it might have levels of child items as well. The first level of items which are placed directly under the root items are called the level 1 items, and the set of items below level 1 items are called level 2 items. The same logic goes for level 3 items and so on.
Customize Menu Item Properties
In this section, we will introduce to you the basic item properties so you can customize your items further after you have constructed your root items & child items well for the target menu.
In the list below, we will list some of the commonly used item properties which you can use to customize your menu control. You can also find out more from menu setting demo page, or explore for more by downloading the free trial package for evaluation.
Text: This property specifies the displaying text for a target menu item. This value can be populated to your menu through data binding.
Selected: Web developers and designers can set this property to decide whether an item is selected by default or not. This property accepts Boolean value.
ToolTip: You can set up tooltip text to be displayed for a menu item when the mouse is place over the item.
Enabled: This is another Boolean property which can allow you to define if a menu item is enabled or disabled by default.
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