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Creating a Horizontal Tabbed Menu with the Menu Control

I needed to create a quick horizontal tabbed menu with the Menu control.  The tabs have rounded corners so we're using image backgrounds.  We also have different images for the selected tab and when you hover.

image

<asp:Menu runat="server" ID="Menu1" SkinID="MenuHorizontalTabs">
    <Items>
        <asp:MenuItem Text="Tab 1" Value="Tab1" Selected="true" />
        <asp:MenuItem Text="Tab 2" Value="Tab2" />
        <asp:MenuItem Text="Tab 3" Value="Tab3" />
        <asp:MenuItem Text="Tab 4" Value="Tab4" />
    </Items>
</asp:Menu>

Then I added MenuHorizontalTabs to my skins file. 

<asp:Menu runat="server" SkinID="MenuHorizontalTabs" Orientation="Horizontal">
    <StaticItemTemplate>
        <div>
            <span>
                <asp:Literal runat="server" ID="Literal1" Text='<%# Eval("Text") %>' />
            </span>
        </div>
    </StaticItemTemplate>
    <StaticSelectedStyle CssClass="MenuHorizontalTabsSelectedMenuItem" />
    <StaticHoverStyle CssClass="MenuHorizontalTabsHoverMenuItem" />
    <StaticMenuItemStyle CssClass="MenuHorizontalTabsMenuItem" />
</asp:Menu>

Now, let's look at the CSS file.

.MenuHorizontalTabsMenuItem * div
{
    background:url(/images/header/left_both.gif) no-repeat left top; 
    height: 22px; 
    padding-left: 9px; 
    cursor: pointer;
}
.MenuHorizontalTabsMenuItem * span
{
    background:url(/images/header/right_both.gif) no-repeat right top; 
    padding: 5px 15px 4px 6px; 
    font-size: 10px; 
    color: #333; 
    height: 22px;
}
.MenuHorizontalTabsSelectedMenuItem * div
{
    background-position: 0px -150px;
}
.MenuHorizontalTabsSelectedMenuItem * span
{
    background-position: 0px -150px;
}
.MenuHorizontalTabsHoverMenuItem * div
{
    background-position: 0px -150px;
    color: Blue;
    text-decoration: none;
}
.MenuHorizontalTabsHoverMenuItem * span
{
    background-position: 0px -150px;
    color: Blue;
    text-decoration: none;
}

And finally, let's see the images.

left_both

left_both.gif

right_both

right_both.gif


Categories: ASP.NET
Posted by eric stoll on Thursday, January 31, 2008 10:07 AM
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