A navigation document in Mendix Studio shows a configured menu of your app in a form of a tree. You can create items and sub-items in your navigation.
Open the Navigation Document by clicking the corresponding icon in the left menu bar.
In Studio, you are viewing and editing a Responsive type of the navigation profile, while there are more types of profiles in Studio Pro. For more information on profiles in Studio Pro, see section 2 Profiles in Navigation in Mendix 7.4 & Above in the Mendix Studio Pro Guide.
2 Properties of Menu Items
Properties of the menu items consists of the following sections:
2.1 Events Section
You can choose the On Click Action in the Events section. The On Click Action defines what action is performed when the user clicks a menu item. The available actions are described in the table below:
|Nothing||No action is taken.|
|Page||The specified page is opened.|
|Microflow||The selected microflow is executed.|
|Save Changes||Saves (commits) all changes made in the currently opened page and closes the page.|
|Cancel Changes||Rolls back all changes made in the currently opened page and closes the page.|
|Close Page||Closes the pop-up window (for pop-up pages) or navigates to the previously visited page. Note that this action will close the page and the changes if any will not be saved. Use Save Changes for this purpose.|
|Sign Out||The current user is signed out of the app.|
|Open Link||Triggers an action based on the link type:
If a menu item has a sub-item, the On Click Action should be Nothing.
The properties that can be configured in the General section, are described in the table below.
|Caption||Fill out the name of the menu item here.||Nothing|
|Icon||Set the icon for the menu item here.||Nothing|
|Set As Homepage||Allows you to set the menu icon as a homepage, i.e. the first page that the user sees when opening your app.||On Click Action, available only when a page or a microflow is selected as an On Click Action. For more information, see Events Section.|
3 Creating a Menu Item
To create a new navigation item, do the following:
Click the Navigation Document icon in the left menu bar to open the Navigation.
Click a plus at the end of the navigation tree to create a menu item, or click a plus next to the existing navigation item to create its sub-item
Specify the properties of the created item if needed (For more information, see Properties of Menu Items).