How to: Modify Menu Items in a MenuSuite

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 provides a basic MenuSuite that you can modify, or you can create a new MenuSuite from the basic MenuSuite. You modify an existing MenuSuite by designing it in Navigation Pane Designer. You can modify the shortcut menus, which typically represent a department area or the menu items that are in the department menus. This procedure describes how to modify menu items in a MenuSuite. For more information about how to modify a department menu, see How to: Modify a Department Menu in a MenuSuite. For information about how to create a new MenuSuite, see Walkthrough: Creating MenuSuites for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows Client.

To modify menu items in a MenuSuite

  1. In the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Development Environment, choose Tools and then choose Object Designer to open the Object Designer window.

  2. In Object Designer, choose MenuSuite.

  3. Choose the MenuSuite that you want to modify, and then choose Design to open Navigation Pane Designer.

  4. In Navigation Pane Designer, choose the department that contains the menu items that you want to modify.

    The department tabs are located at the bottom half of Navigation Pane Designer. The design level and the name of the department you selected are shown in the header section of Navigation Pane Designer. The menus for each department are displayed in the top half of Navigation Pane Designer, under the header section of Navigation Pane Designer.

  5. Select the menu item or group that you want to modify, and from the shortcut menu, choose an action from the list.

    You can modify a menu by creating new items, inserting existing items, creating new groups, deleting or renaming items or groups.

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    For information about how to insert items, see How to: Insert Items in a MenuSuite.

  6. If you are creating a new menu item, do the following:

    1. Right-click the folder that you want to create new item in and then choose Create Item to open the Create Item window.

    2. From the Object Type drop-down list box, select the object type that you want to create the menu item for.

    3. In the Object ID box, choose the AssistButton and choose an object from the <Object> List window.

    4. In the Caption text box, enter a caption for the menu item, and then accept the default for CaptionML.

    5. In the Department list box, select the sub menu in the department where you want the menu item to appear in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client and then choose OK.

  7. Right-click Navigation Pane Designer, and then choose Close Navigation Pane Designer.

  8. In the Save Changes dialog box, make sure Compile is selected and then choose Yes to save the MenuSuite.

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