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    UltimateMenu is an ASP.NET server control to build dynamic popup menus. You can either use one of the samples as your template, or build your own menu from scratch. Either way, you will have your menu ready in no time. Includes:

  • Popup Menu Control — Add a professional-grade navigation system to your website. If the visitors can't find what they're looking in two seconds, they will leave your website immediately.

  • Built-in Visual Designer — Build your menu using the visual designer. You can either run the designer as a standalone web application, or run it from inside Visual Studio.

  • Life-Saver Samples — Use the provided C# and VB samples as your templates. Copy the most appropriate sample into your web application, and go live as quickly as possible.

  • All .NET Editions in One — Native builds in .NET 1.1 (Visual Studio 2003), .NET 2.0 (Visual Studio 2005), .NET 3.5 (Visual Studio 2008) and .NET 4.0 (Visual Studio 2010) provided in one package.


    Top 10 Features of Karamasoft UltimateMenu for ASP.NET

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      1. Fully integrated into Visual Studio
      2. Visual designer as a standalone tool
      3. Popup over frames with no coding
      4. Display a different menu for each user
      5. Display a context menu on right-click
      6. Highlight the actual navigation path
      7. Use shortcut keys for menu items
      8. Popup, dropdown, scroll, filter
      9. Server-side and client-side API
    10. Search Engine Optimization

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    Complete Feature List for Karamasoft UltimateMenu

  • Visual Designer — You can use the visual designer from inside Visual Studio. It is also available as a stand-alone ASP.NET application.

  • Professional Style — You can easily create professional-grade menus. Popup, dropdown, vertical, horizontal, scrolling, filter, transition, and so on.

  • MenuSource — You can set the source of the menu to an XML file at design-time or run-time, or to an XML string at run-time.

  • DataBinding — You can set the source of the menu to a database connection string and menu id at design-time or run-time, or to a dataset that you created from a database by using ADO.NET at run-time.

  • UserRights (DataBinding) — Using the DataBinding techniques you can easily display different sets of menu items per user depending on their privileges by only making a simple join operation on your menu and user tables. As a matter of fact you will have the power and flexibility to load your menu from as many tables as you want based on your implementation needs.

  • UserRights (Properties) — Using the CurrentUser, CurrentUserSessionVar and AllowedUsers properties you can display different portions of the same menu to different users. When you set the CurrentUser to the name of the user logged into your website menu control will check his name against a comma separated list of users defined in the AllowedUsers property of each item.

  • ServerControl — You can set the item type to ServerControl if you want to insert a server control (asp:control) or a combination of server and HTML controls into the UltimateMenu control on a web form (aspx page).

  • Timeout — You can set timeout values for both the duration to keep the submenu open when the mouse is not over it (HideMenuTimeout), and the duration to wait before opening a submenu not to disturb the user while carrying the mouse over menu items (ShowMenuTimeout).

  • Overlay — You can set the MenuOverlay property to let the submenus open over IE windowed controls such as select boxes and ActiveX controls. Submenus will partially cover these controls rather than hiding them altogether.

  • HotKey — You can set a hotkey (shortcut key combination) to a menu item so that the user can press that combination to activate that item as if it is clicked by mouse. This keyboard support might also be helpful for disabled users who can learn the shortcut keys to operate and navigate your website.

  • Layout — Not only the topmenu but also the submenus can be either vertical or horizontal. You can create your menu in any combination of vertical and horizontal topmenu and submenus as you like.

  • TabView — It is as easy as setting the TabView property to True. The rest is all about style definitions to create a professional look and feel that will reflect your company image. Even though you have the HighlighPath property set to False it tries to match the URL of the page to the URL of the menu items to initially open one of the topmenu items. Then it will keep the topmenu and its immediate submenu open to act like a tabview.

  • Scrolling — Submenus can be scrolling either vertically or horizontally. You can put as many items as you wish into your submenus, and show them in a scrolling submenu. You can specify the scroll width and height for horizontal and vertical submenus respectively as well as the scroll speed.

  • AutoScrollHeight — If you set the AutoScrollHeight property to True it will automatically adjust the height of the vertical scrolling submenu based on the height of the browser window. If there is enough space in the browser window it hides the scroll arrows. Otherwise it opens a scrolling submenu with the height of the window, and adds scroll arrows to the top and bottom portion of the submenu.

  • Filter & Transition — Most common filters and transitions are available to create more sophisticated menus for better user experience.

  • Frames — UltimateMenu fully supports frames. You don't need to put the menu control into all your web pages. You don't even need to write any client-side code to work with the menu control within a frameset. All you have to do is to put the UltimateMenu control into your navigation frame, set the SourceFrame property to the name of the navigation frame, and set the TargetFrame property to the name of the frame to open up the submenus in. That's it! The rest is handled for you automatically by the control.

  • ContextMenu — You can convert your menu into a context menu just by setting the ContextMenu property of your menu to True. Then your menu will become a context menu that opens up with a right-click anywhere on your web page.

  • ContextMenuSource — You can attach your context menu to a server or HTML control by using its ID on your web page, and it will open up when the user right-clicks on that control. You can have multiple context menus, each of which is attached to a different control on your page. You can also set it to a comma-delimited list of IDs to associate the menu with multiple controls. If a context menu is not attached to any control it will open up when the user right-clicks anywhere on the page except the controls attached to other context menus.

  • OpenOnClick — When you set the OpenOnClick property of your menu to True, submenus will open up when you click on the topmenu rather than when you move the mouse over the topmenu. This feature is pretty handy if you find it disturbing or distracting that the submenus open up whenever you pass the mouse over the topmenu.

  • ShowPath — You can now show the mouse traversal path while you are passing the mouse over menu items. When you set the ShowPath property to True it will keep the items on your navigation path in their active form. Note that this is different than the HighlightPath property that finds the navigation path based on the URL match of the current page with the menu items.

  • HighlightPath — When you set the HighlightPath property of your menu to True, the selected item as well as the whole navigation path will be highlighted. You will also have the capability to show the selected item and the other ones on the navigation path with different styles. The selection and the navigation path is handled automatically by finding the item in the menu, which has the same URL as the current page. This feature doesn't work with frames because the submenus are generated dynamically and inserted to the TargetFrame, and it is not possible to get the page info in another frame from the current page on server-side.

  • PathFindingMethod — You can select the method to find the navigation path. It can be either MatchPathAndQuery or MatchPathOnly. Default is MatchPathAndQuery, which tries to match item's URL with the current page's URL including the path and the query string. MatchPathOnly discards the query string and tries to match only the path portion of item's URL with current page's URL.

  • SelectedItemID — You can override the automatic matching process handled by setting the SelectedItemID. If HighlightPath is True and SelectedItemID is left blank, UltimateMenu tries to find the selected item by using either MatchPathAndQuery or MatchPathOnly algorithms. However, if SelectedItemID has a value UltimateMenu will not attempt to find the selected item automatically but it will instead use this value as the selected item, and find the navigation path starting from this item and traversing the hierarchical menu up to the top.

  • GetNavigationPath — This public method gets an argument, PathDelimiter, and returns the navigation path. It gives you the ability to display a menu path to illustrate to the user his current position in the hierarchial menu structure.

  • SetItemAttribute — This public method gets item id, attribute name and attribute value, and changes the value of the specified attribute of the specified item.

  • BaseURL — You can set the virtual path to be added as a prefix to every ItemURL. Note that "/" is not required at the end of the virtual path. If omitted, UltimateMenu will handle it accordingly. Items may override this value if they have a URL property that starts with an absolute path starting with '/' or 'http://' or 'file://', or including a '\' in it. Also note that if the item has a URL starting with '~' it will automatically replace '~' with the application path.

  • TopmenuPosition — By default, the topmenu will appear at the position where you drag-and-drop the control. However, you may use the Left and Top properties to set the absolute position for run-time.

  • RelativePositioning — You don't need to do anything special for relative positioning. When you drag-and-drop the menu control into a table cell, it will automatically position itself relative to the table cell you locate it in.

  • SubmenuPosition — Submenus are positioned automatically. You may change the position using OffsetX and OffsetY properties. Moreover, the submenus detect the edge of the window, and change their position automatically to appear in the window at all times.

  • SubmenuOpenDirection — Even though submenus arrange their locations automatically you can override this behavior by setting the opening direction of each submenu. You can set VerticalOpenDirection or HorizontalOpenDirection depending on the layout of its parent.

  • SubmenuAlign — Vertical submenus are aligned at the top, while horizontal submenus are aligned at the center of the parent item by default. You can change this default behavior by setting the alignment of each submenu. You can set VerticalAlign or HorizontalAlign depending on the layout of its parent.

  • OnMouseOver Functionality — You can use the ItemOverClientCall and ItemOutClientCall properties to make client-side function calls when the mouse gets over an item and leaves it, respectively. This will give you the ability to modify your web page on client-side depending on user actions on the menu without making trips back to server.

  • Nested Controls — You can insert ASP.NET server controls and HTML controls into menu items.

  • Client-Side Events — When the user clicks an item, a JavaScript function can be called in addition to redirecting to a URL.

  • Server-Side PostBack — When the user clicks an item, a server-side event can be raised, which will return a postback value to server.

  • Search Engine Optimization — Renders special output to let all search engines index your website properly. This feature is automatically handled by the control without any additional settings.

  • XML & CSS — Menu structure and style based on XML and CSS industry standards.

  • Compliancy — XHTML 1.0 Transitional compliant.

  • Cross-Browser Support — IE5+, NS6+, Mozilla 1.0+ and Opera 7.5+ will provide the best outcome. All down-level browsers are supported with limited functionality.

  • System Requirements — Windows 2000/2003/2008/XP/Vista/7, IIS 5.0+, ASP.NET 1.1/2.0/3.5/4.0.
    .NET 1.1 edition has limited features and support as Microsoft doesn't support that framework anymore. Please test the product in your target framework in order to make sure it fulfills your needs.