Creating Activity Buttons for the Navigation Pane

An activity button is a navigation pane button that displays links to additional list pages in the RoleTailored client. The Home and Departments activity buttons are default activity buttons on Role Centers. You can also create activity buttons to organize links to related pages and make it quicker for users to locate pages and minimize scrolling in the navigation pane.

The following figure illustrates a navigation pane that has the default activity buttons and two additional activity buttons: Posted Documents and Bank. The Posted Documents button is selected and shows actions that link to pages that are associated with posted documents.

Navigation pane clip that shows Activity buttons

When you create an activity button, you can apply one of the default images that are available for activity buttons. For more information, see How to: Add an Image to an Activity Button.

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You cannot set up an image on the page links of an activity button. All page links in the navigation pane use a default image that cannot be changed.

Setting up Activity Buttons and Page Links in the Navigation Pane

You use Action Designer to set up activity buttons on Role Center pages. The following figure illustrates the Action Designer setup for the Posted Documents button.

Action Designer that show Activity Button setup

The following guidelines apply when working with activity buttons:

  • Activity buttons are only valid on pages that have the type RoleCenter. For more information, see Walkthrough: Creating a Role Center.

  • All activity buttons are set up under a single action of the type ActionContainer and the subtype ActivityButtons. The container's location with respect to other action containers is not significant. Activity buttons are always displayed after the Home button in the navigation pane.

  • An activity button is defined by an action of the type ActionGroup that is indented once from the ActivityButtons row. The order of the activity buttons in the Action Designer determines the default order in the navigation pane.

  • Links to individual pages are defined by actions of the type Action that are indented once from the ActionGroup row. The order of the actions in the Action Designer determines the default order in the navigation pane.

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