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  Asked By: Ernie    Date: Jan 10    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 870

I have a Collaboration Portal with a bunch of nested Publishing Portal sub

Home Site (Collaboration Portal)
- Subsite_level2
- Subsite_level2
- level2Pages
- Subsite_level3
- Subsite_level3
- level3Pages
- Subsite_level4
- Subsite_level2

I've tried configuring the nav setting through the browser and have tried some
things with the master page but I keep seeing pretty inconsistent things happen
with my left hand navigation. Does anyone know of a good "tree
view"/"hierarchical" navigation control tutorial or something I can buy that
does hierarchy well?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Ashton Schroeder     Answered On: Jan 10

The left  hand navigation  or QuickLaunch is designed primarily to show the user a
changeable navigation view starting at the current site  and moving down. One of
the problems that people run into is that the view can be changed in the
Navigation link of Site Settings at each Subsite level. This includes whether
pages are displayed at all. So pages may be displayed at Subsite_level3, but
not at Subsite_level2 based on the settings of each subsite.

Of course you could also turn off the Quick Launch and enable the TreeView
navigation in the left hand navigation area using the TreeView link on each site
in the site settings page.

Answer #2    Answered By: Iris Ballard     Answered On: Jan 10

The TreeView navigation  (OOTB) has the same problems. Maybe I need to
customize (via code) my own TreeView. Thoughts?

Answer #3    Answered By: Jamila Guthrie     Answered On: Jan 10

The Left hand Quicklaunch actually uses the exact same control  as the top nav
bar. Its an ASPmenu control from the SharePoint object model. Its just that
this one is configured to show context sensitive navigation  where the top nav
bar is built to show more global navigation. You can change the attributes of
the quicklaunch bar on the master  page to show a more top down view. This would
be easier than building your own control.

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