Version 2.0 Syrinx ASP.NET-JQuery Menu

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Reviewed:  7 reviews
Downloads: 7832
Released: Jul 14, 2010
Updated: Jul 15, 2010 by MattFromGA
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Release Notes

This is a significant upgrade from the previous version on CodePlex and has been in use and refined in our Syrinx Community Server open source product ( since it was first posted here. The changes to this menu control are numerous and include:
  • Better use of JQuery to ensure that submenus are always shown in a visible area of the browser window. That means sometime drop down menus will drop up or rather than being aligned on the left, will be aligned on the right. This means a menu can be positioned on the bottom of the page and its sub menus will show above the menu rather than below it.
  • New interfaces for the menu and menu item classes along with other changes to the menu item class in order to support inheritance better. We use this to provide another set of menu item types in Syrinx Community Server to allow dynamically created submenus from content in the site's CMS, Calendaring and other data sources.
  • A new table type menu item that will show its submenu as a table of items, which provides a more robust menu display. This type of submenu is currently popular in some of the more well known sites on the web today.
  • A new description property on menu items which can be used to have a 2nd text element to show on the menu with different css applied.
  • The project file for this is now using Visual Studio 2010 rather than 2008. If you're not using 2010 yet, you can add the project files into a new 2008 project to get the demo site running. There is nothing in this control that is dependent on VS 2010 or .NET 4.0.

Reviews for this release

I have downloaded the zip file. but unable to work or add the syn:menu in my code... can any one help me by suggesting the exact steps to be followed for adding this menu to my site. thanks in advance to my frendz....
by shujat on Jun 25, 2012 at 7:08 PM
Just downloaded so I could see if might work for my needs.. Visual Web Developer 2011.. says configured to use IIS and cannot access IIS metadatabase... any ideas?
by SK8WURM on Mar 8, 2012 at 4:11 AM
Nice menu, dropped into my project smartly enough. Just one point, I had to move the $(document).ready(setupMenuEvents); line of code to the bottom of the menu.js file because the function is not created when the this line is read. After doing that it worked perfectly. Might be worth doing this for the next release. Anyway thanks for sharing this with us.
by GarryPas on Oct 24, 2011 at 12:16 PM
At an initial look. I am impressed.
by viv_kulkarni on Jun 2, 2011 at 1:29 PM
I think this menu should remove the use of table tag and replace it with ul li combination with use of table cell style. Basicly result will be the same thing - or to give rendering mode property for browser downgrade support. Sitemap support is must have! Templates idea is fantastic!
by Vjeran on Apr 10, 2011 at 8:12 AM
I am very frustrated with this & wrote to everyone who's listed here and got no responses. I downloaded the zip file and put the "demo" folder in my Visual Studio 2008 websites folder. I can't get even the default.aspx program to go into design mode. I read the instructions and while it's a wonderful description of the design there's only 1 sentence on how us lesser mortals can install it!
by janwane on Mar 31, 2011 at 2:46 PM
It took a bit of fiddling but once I got it working, the resulting menu was excellent. My only wish is to have a way to bind to a sitemap... but perhaps there is a way and I missed it. The site I used this control on is
by labcoatguy on Oct 16, 2010 at 7:35 PM