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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 - 06:07:54

openonclick once, then all menus open on mouseover?

Poster: jgiven
Dated: Thursday February 3 2005 - 20:01:59 GMT

I was hoping to attempt to get the milonic menu to work more like the Windows menus (File>Edit>View>etc...) where you click on one once and then all open onMouseOver.

I have tried creating a custom function that is called when clicking an element in the main menu.

This does work...
XPMainStyle.openonclick = "false"; -> (set to true at first in the Milonic with(XPMainStyle=new mm_style()))

However even once switched the menu's still need to be clicked to open...

I am refrencing the variable correctly as I can alert its original state first and then again after I set it to false.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Maybe someone has already found a work around for it.

Thanks again,

Poster: Andy
Dated: Thursday February 3 2005 - 20:12:19 GMT


Try adding retainClickValue=true; to your menu_data.js file.

This has changed for the next version of the menu, retainClickValue will bo on by default in the new menu.

Hope this helps

Poster: kevin3442
Dated: Thursday February 3 2005 - 20:31:12 GMT

My 2 cents...

To expand on Andy's suggestion... The behavior you want is a built-in capability of the menu. You won't need to add any custom functionality.

Use retainClickValue (a global property) in conjunction with the openonclick property (either as a style property or an item property, depending on your preference).

See this post for more.




Poster: jgiven
Dated: Thursday February 3 2005 - 21:36:25 GMT

You guys rock!

That worked perfectly. I had a feeling there would be a global setting for that ability.

Again Thanks.


Same problem, but not working

Poster: eragon
Dated: Sunday November 20 2005 - 7:57:00 GMT

I've implemented the same value as described here:

retainClickValue = true;

and put it at the very top of my menu_data.js. However, my menu is still opening on rollover. I even tried using the onclick value found in another thread and it still has no effect.

What am I missing?

My site is here: I want the "Categories" link to open when a user click's on it and have the submenus open on rollover. If I understand correctly, this behavior should be solved by using the retainClickValue.

Poster: Ruth
Dated: Sunday November 20 2005 - 14:41:57 GMT

Hi Eragon,

You forgot to tell the 1st level submenu to open on click. The default, if you don't specify openonclick is to open on mouseover.



Poster: eragon
Dated: Sunday November 20 2005 - 14:50:06 GMT

Awesome Ruth! That did the trick. I didn't understand that both values were required. I just thought one or the other.