Thursday, 28 July 2011

Subscribing Apex Navigation Bar Entries

Here is a little ditty I found regarding Navigation Bar entries in Apex and had a minute to investigate how/why, so I thought I'd share.

When you attempt to set the master navigation bar entry in your application, you need to use a search dialog to select the relevant navigation bar entry from a list of the applications within your workspace.

Unfortunately, the list of entries is sometimes without a descriptive label.

So I thought I'd have a look to see what attribute is being displayed in the dialog.

It turns out the dialog uses the Image ALT text, not the entry label. So when you create/edit your navigation bar entries, I suggest make it a habit to set this attribute also - it may make your life easier in future. Particularly I guess if you ultimately move towards a different template for your navigation bar entries.

Even the context help showing existing navigation bar entries uses the ALT text as its descriptive term.

This may change in future, but certainly the behaviour of Apex


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