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Skin form — Components tab — Controls — Menus

Styles set here apply to active and inactive headers of menu bars. You can specify styles for the Standard and Standard Tabbed formats, as well as create custom menu formats .

A preview of the currently selected format displays to the right. You can also preview formats by selecting Actions > Launch in the toolbar and then choosing one of the following preview options: Run Process, Open Portal, Harness Preview, UI Gallery Preview, Skin Preview.

Use the same formatting

Use same formatting for Active and Inactive states Applies the same settings to menu bars in active and inactive states. A menu bar is active when a user hovers the mouse pointer over the menu bar.

Clear this check box if you want define different styles for active and inactive states. Additional fields appear.

Text

Applies to text in the menu bar header.

Use mixin
Mixin overrides
Click Add mixin override to override a style that is set by the mixin:
Font
Select the font family. The font family defaults to (use overall), which is the font that you specified in the Overall Font field at the top of the Mixins tab.
Font Size
Select the font size in pixels (px), points (pts), em (the current font size), or percentage (%).
Color
Enter a hexadecimal value (such as #3d3d3d), or click the box next to the field to choose a color.
Font Weight
Select a font weight from the list.
Text Decoration
Select a text decoration option from the list. For example: Underline. A blank selection indicates that no additional attributes are applied.
Transform Text
Select a text transformation option from the list. Ffor example: Lowercase. A blank selection indicates that no additional attributes are applied.
Additional styles
You can apply additional styles, specific to styling the text for this element, by specifying a CSS attribute and value. You must specify a CSS attribute that is related to text styles. Click Add additional styles to define another CSS attribute-value pair.
Specify styles Select this check box to define a custom text format:
Font
Select the font family. The font family defaults to (use overall) , which is the font that you specified in the Overall Font field at the top of the Mixins tab.
Font Size
Select the font size in pixels (px), points (pts), em (the current font size), or percentage (%).
Color
Enter a hexadecimal value (such as #3d3d3d), or click the box next to the field to choose a color.
Font Weight
Select a font weight from the list.
Text Decoration
Select a text decoration option from the list, for example, Underline. The blank selection is the default selection for backward compatibility and indicates that no additional attributes are applied.
Transform Text
Select a text transformation option from the list, for example, Lowercase. The blank selection is the default selection for backward compatibility and indicates that no additional attributes are applied.
  • Additional styles — Apply additional styles, specific to styling the text for this element, by specifying a CSS attribute and value. You must specify a CSS attribute that is related to text styles. Click Add additional styles to define another CSS attribute-value pair.

Border

Applies to the border of the menu bar header.

Use mixin

If desired, you can specify the Top , Left , Right , or Bottom border as none, solid, dashed, or dotted, rather than inheriting the style from the selected mixin.

Specify styles

You can specify a custom border by selecting or clearing the Apply to all sides check box:

  • When selected, you can choose the same border style, pixel width, and color for the top, right, bottom, and left borders.
  • When cleared, you can choose a border style, pixel width, and color for the top, right, bottom, and left borders individually.

The following border styles are available:

  • none
  • solid
  • dashed
  • dotted

Background

Applies to the background of the menu bar header.

Use mixin
  • Additional styles — Apply additional styles, specific to styling the text for this element, by specifying a CSS attribute and value. You must specify a CSS attribute that is related to text styles. Click Add additional styles to define another CSS attribute-value pair.
Specify styles Select this check box to define a custom background:

Select the background Type:

none
Indicates no background color, similar to setting a transparent background.
solid
Enter a hexadecimal value (such as #3d3d3d), or click the box next to the Color field to choose a color.
gradient
Select the Direction in which you want to blend the background colors (horizontal or vertical. Specify the Start and Stop colors of the gradient. Specify a Backup color, in the event that the browser cannot render the gradient.
image
Select a background image by specifying the following options:
Background color
To use the background color specified in a mixin, choose obtained from mixin and then click the gear icon to select the mixin. Alternatively, you can select custom color and enter the CSS hexadecimal value or click the box next to the field to choose a color.
Location
Enter the location of the file, including the relative path. For example, images/AlphaCorpLogo.png.
Tile
Specify tile settings for the image.
  • If you want to use a single image, select None.
  • If you want a row of images in the background, select Horizontal.
  • If you want a column of images in the background, select Vertical.
  • If you want rows and columns containing the image in the background, select Both.
Position
Specify the placement of the starting tiled image, for example: top left.
Additional styles
You can apply additional styles, specific to styling the text for this element, by specifying a CSS attribute and value. You must specify a CSS attribute that is related to background styles. Click Add additional styles to define another CSS attribute-value pair.

Height

Applies to the height of the menu bar.

Height Specify the height of the menu bar by entering a value in pixels.

Menu Icon Settings

Applies to the icons used for the menu items.

Position Specify the position of the menu icon in relation to the menu item.
Menu Extender Right Specify the icon and width for the right menu extender. The menu extender icon displays when the menu extends to the right. Enter the relative path to a binary file image, in the format path/name.ext. Click the gear icon to open the Image Catalog (a pop-up version of the Image Library landing page). Select the binary file you wish to use.
Menu Extender Down Specify the icon and width for the down menu extender. The menu extender icon displays when the menu extends down. Enter the relative path to a binary file image, in the format path/name.ext. Click the gear icon to open the Image Catalog (a pop-up version of the Image Library landing page). Select the binary file you wish to use.
Check mark Icon Specify the icon and width for the check mark. Enter the relative path to a binary file image, in the format path/name.ext. Click the gear icon to open the Image Catalog (a pop-up version of the Image Library landing page). Select the binary file you wish to use.
Radio mark Icon Specify the icon and width for the radio mark. Enter the relative path to a binary file image, in the format path/name.ext. Click the gear icon to open the Image Catalog (a pop-up version of the Image Library landing page). Select the binary file you wish to use.

Vertical Menu Settings

Applies to the icons used for the vertical menu.

Show sub-menu as inline replace menu When the Show sub-menu as inline replace menu check box is selected, the sub-menu replaces the menu on-screen when the sub-menu appears. Click the back navigation icon in the sub-menu to return to the menu. This feature is useful for mobile user interfaces where screen space is limited.
Back Navigation icon You can identify a small image to appear at runtime to the left of the menu text. Enter the relative path to a binary file image, in the format path/name.ext. Click the gear icon to open the Image Catalog (a pop-up version of the Image Library landing page). Select the binary file you wish to use.
Inline-replace Menu Dimensions Specify the dimensions of the replacement menu.

Horizontal Menu Settings

Applies to the icons used for the horizontal menu.

Size to container width When selected, the menu will inherit the size of the container in which it is placed.
Add Responsive Breakpoint Select this check box if you want to add a responsive breakpoint to your grid. When the screen size reduces to the dimensions that you specify, the grid's appearance changes, according to the options you select for the first, second, and third breakpoints.
max-width Specify the maximum width at which the grid will display in the format you specified for this breakpoint.
unit Specify the unit of measurement for the width of the grid: px (pixels) or em (font size).
min-width Specify the minimum width at the grid will display in the format you specified for this breakpoint. Leave min-width empty when a range is not desired.
unit Specify the unit of measurement for the width of the grid: px (pixels) or em (font size).
Navigation Toggle Icon Specify the icon used to toggle navigation on or off. Enter the relative path to a binary file image, in the format path/name.ext. Click the gear icon to open the Image Catalog (a pop-up version of the Image Library landing page). Select the binary file you wish to use.

Full screen menus

Applies to full-screen menus for mobile devices.

Display Show Menu as full screen menu When selected, mobile devices display the "Show menu" action as a full-screen overlay that can be closed by the user.
Back Navigation Icon Specify the icon and width for the back navigation icon that displays on Android mobile devices. The back navigation icon allows users to close the menu. Enter the relative path to a binary file image, in the format path/name.ext . Click the gear icon to open the Image Catalog (a pop-up version of the Image Library landing page). Select the binary file you wish to use.
Close icon Specify the icon and width for the close icon that displays on mobile devices. The close icon allows users to close the menu. Enter the relative path to a binary file image, in the format path/name.ext . Click the gear icon to open the Image Catalog (a pop-up version of the Image Library landing page). Select the binary file you wish to use.
Header Text Configure text branding for the menu bar header, which displays the value of the parent menu item.

See Text for configuration options.

Header Background Configure background branding for the menu bar header, which displays the value of the parent menu item.

See Background for configuration options.

  • Create a custom menu format

    You can create a new custom format or copy an existing one.

  • Applying a custom menu format
  • Component styles (custom style formats)

    Use the Component styles tab to define the presentation of components by creating custom style formats. After you define style formats, reference them on property panes for sections, harnesses, and controls.

  • Skin rules

    Use the skin to specify the presentation of your content. You can style all presentation elements of your interface in the skin, including typography, borders, backgrounds, layouts, and the placement and alignment of elements.

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