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HOWTO: Add Mega Menu to Bamboo Navigators Menu Web Part
Created on: 28-Oct-13. Print Article
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How To Add Navigator Menu Web Part

  1. From your site where you want to have the Navigator Menu, edit the page. Under Insert tab , select Web Part. Select Bamboo Solutions folder and click Bamboo Navigator Menu then click Add button.

  2. Edit the tool pane, check Show Mega Menu checkbox. Then, click Apply and OK. If the site does not have Bamboo Navigators list, Create list button will enable to create new Bamboo Navigators list.

  3. Next, add items to Bamboo Navigators list.

  4. The menu item on the Bamboo Navigator Menu Web Part looks as follows:

Adding Mega Menu and customizing the Navigator Menu

Add a new item to the Bamboo Navigators List

  1. Add one paragraph to the Mega Content field and click Save.

    We will see it on the Web Part:

  2. Add a table to the Mega Menu and edit the HTML code to customize the CSS such as font, color, width, etc.
    • Create a new item, select Insert tab and insert the table for the Mega Content field.

    • Input data to the row.

    • Input hyperlink to the row.

    • To customize the table as text color, table width, we may use HTML code, select Format Text tab then click Edit Source:

    • Copy HTML code to the HTML Source.

      <table class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0" style="width: 30%; height: 216px;">
      <td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width: 95%; height: 109px;"> <p>
      <a href="" target="_blank">
      <img src=""
      alt="" style="margin: 5px; width: 80px; height: 80px;"/>
      </a> </p>
      <p> <a href="" target="_blank">
      <span style="color: brown;">Route Map</span></a> </p> </td> </tr>
      <tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width: 95%;">
      <span style="color: brown;">?Flect Information</span></td> </tr>
       <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width: 95%;"> <span style="color: brown;">?Schedules
      </span></td> </tr>
      <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width: 95%;">
      <span style="color: brown;">?Arrivals & Departures</span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table>


    • It is shown on the Web Part as follows:


  3. With the flexible mega design, users can insert pictures, hyperlinks, and/or action menus to your Navigator Menu. Users also can design the HTML and paste it to the HTML Source window.
    • Add CSS code to the Bamboo.Navigators.css file: Go to Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS\BambooSolutions\Bamboo.Navigators
    • Edit the Bamboo.Navigators.css file and add the CSS code as follows:

      div.Wrapper {

          margin: 0 15px 0 0;

          padding: 0 0 5px 0;

          float: left;

          width: 610px;


      .Wrapper .moreLink {

          margin-top: 20px;

          float: right;

          color: #369;

          font-size: 14px;

          text-decoration: none;


      .Wrapper .moreLink:hover {

          color: #69A;

          text-decoration: underline;


      #NewsWrapper p {

          margin: 8px 0;


      #NewsWrapper table td {

          font-size: 10px;

          vertical-align: top;

          line-height: 14px;

          padding: 3px 0 0 10px;


      #NewsWrapper table a {

          margin: 0;

          line-height: 18px;

          font-size: 10pt;

          font-weight: bold;

          color: #468102;

          text-decoration: none;


      #NewsWrapper table a:hover {

          text-decoration: underline;


      .CommonTitle {

          color: #708894;

          font-size: 100%;

          letter-spacing: -1px;

          font-weight: bold;

          padding: 0;

          margin: 0;


      .CommonContentBoxContentAlt {

          padding: 0 3px 15px 3px;

          font-size: 100%;

          /*font-size: 100%;*/

          overflow: hidden;


      UL.CommonContentBoxList, UL.CommonSidebarList {

          list-style-type: square; /* bullets */

          margin: 10px 15px 10px 15px;

          padding: 0;


      UL.CommonContentBoxList LI, UL.CommonSidebarList LI, UL.CommonContentBoxListAlt LI, UL.CommonSidebarListAlt LI {

          margin: 3px 0;

          padding: 0 0 2px 0;

          border-bottom: dotted 1px #ccc;



      If additional CSS class is needed for the Mega Menu, additional class can be added to the Bamboo.Navigators.css file.
      Do not delete or edit default- CSS code in this file.

    • Copy the HTML code as follows to the Edit HTML Source window of the item.

      <div class="Wrapper" id="NewsWrapper">
      <h1 class="CommonTitle">Home</h1>
      <div class="CommonContentBoxContentAlt">
      <p class="style2">
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      customers and friends of Bamboo Solutions. Over 8,000 organizations have chosen to
      enhance their SharePoint deployment with
      <a title="SharePoint Web Parts from Bamboo Solutions"
      href=""> Web Parts</a>,
      <a title="SharePoint Applications from Bamboo Solutions"
      Applications</a>, and
      <a title="SharePoint Suites from Bamboo Solutions"
       from Bamboo.&#160; This site will leverage the collective experience&#160;
       of these individuals to create an informational resource
       that is open to all and serves the growing SharePoint ecosystem.&#160;
       Check out these latest highlights and features from around &quot;the Nation&quot;:</p>
      <table style="width: 100%">
      <td class="style1" valign="top" style="width: 50%">
      <p><b>Destination SharePoint 2013<br/></b></p>
      <a href="/blogs/sharepoint-2013/default.aspx"><img width="103" height="74"
      border="0" style="border-top: 0px; height: 80px; border-right: 0px;
      border-bottom: 0px; float: left; margin-left: 8px; border-left: 0px;
      width: 80px; margin-right: 8px"/></a></p>
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      Each &quot;journey&quot; will take you to another feature, change,
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      <a title="Bamboo SharePoint 2013 Releases"
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    • It is shown on the Web Part as follows:


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