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Taken From The Forum: Help & Support for DHTML Menu Version 5+
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Last Updated: Saturday July 14 2012 - 06:07:23

independently setting menu widths

Poster: Elander
Dated: Friday July 25 2003 - 0:57:12 BST

Is there any way to independently set the width of each of the main menu items.

For example, I need some to be longer and some shorter.

I see that they set their widths dependent upon the text, but I actually want to be able to set their individual widths. Similar to the way you can independently set the widths of each submenu group.

Any help appreciated.

Regards, Mark

Poster: Hergio
Dated: Friday July 25 2003 - 15:57:32 BST

in the item declarations you can specify item width.
aI("itemwidth=75;text= Reports ;showmenu=reports;separatorsize=1;");
aI("itemwidth=85;text= Human Resources ;showmenu=hr;");

Now I know if these two items were part of a vertical menu, the entire menu would be the size of the largest itemwidth. But in a horizontal menu, I believe they are independant of eachother can you can get items that are longer than others. Give it a try.

P.S. If you put a percentage in there, i.e. itemwidth=20%, it will take it and try to render, but you might get unexpected results. It probably won't be 20% of the page. You're safer sticking with straight pixel widths.

independently setting the width of mainmenu items

Poster: Elander
Dated: Monday July 28 2003 - 0:16:37 BST

Thanks Hergio,

Your suggestion was spot on and resolved the problem for me.
I was on a bit of the wrong path as I was using a 3.x version of the menu which made understanding the format of your code a bit obscure. However, I downloaded the new 4. beta version and it all made sense.

Thanks again !
Elander :D