ASP.NET Sample Specification

Here we shows you how to create DHTML menu with ASP.NET

Click here to view VB.NET sample of dynamic menu created from database>>

 Establish data source on SQL Server2000; 

a) Create database DMenu;
Create DataBase DMenu

b) Create datasheet DMenuTable;
Create Table DMenu.dbo.DMenuTable
NodeName varchar(50),
NodeUrl varchar(100) NOT NULL,
ParentNode int NOT NULL

c) Sheet structure is as follows:

d) Field specification

Connect website to data source

a) Add Web.Config file to project DHTMLMenu, and modify the connection string <connectionstring> like below:
<add name="DMenuConnectionString" connectionString="Data Source=YOURSQLSERVER;Initial  Catalog=DMenu;User ID=USER;Password=*******"
providerName="System.Data.SqlClient" />

b) Variable specification:

c) Source code for connecting data
    SqlConnectionmyConnection = new
    Note: “DMenuConnectionString” is a customized value for variable name in Web.Config file, which is used to connect the character string.

Create menu in Sothink DHTML Menu, and get the included js code
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Figure 3

Insert the menu code

 a) In new project, create a folder “images” which is used to save the js and image files generated by Sothink DHTML Menu.  

 b) Add the menu header code between <head></head> in DMenu.aspx file.
     <script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript1.2"     src="images/stmenu.js"></script>
     Note: src is directory path; its path must be the same with the directory of stmenu.js file in the image folder.

  c) Add C#code in DMenu.aspx.cs file.
In this sample, it generates js script to the web page by using syntax [color=green]“Page.ClientScript.RegisterClientScriptBlock(this.GetType(), "MyJs", Strings, false)”[/color]. In following codes, data script is marked by purple code in this menu.  (See figure 3)

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