Page Menu

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The Page Menu is the primary method to navigate between Pages in the App.

See Also

Understanding UI Navigation, showdocument() and Lianja.showDocument()

App Settings: General App Configuration

Click the Settings icon in the ModeBar to open up the App Settings dialog.

When you have finished editing the settings, click Done to save the changes and close the dialog or Cancel to close the dialog without saving.

Open App Settings

These Settings apply App-wide.

Show navigation history

Show pages navigation history arrow buttons in page header.

Show navigation history

Show navigation menu

Show pages navigation menu in page header. This is the default setting. Clicking on the 'hamburger' opens the panel Page menu.

Show navigation menu

Show Page Center

Show Page Center when the navigation menu icon is clicked, instead of the Page menu. For more information about using a Page Center, see Page Center Tiles.

Show Page Center

App Settings: Page defaults

Page default App Settings are applied to all Pages in the App.

Page menu

Choose the appearance of the page navigation menu to use in this App: 'Panel' (default as shown above) or 'Menu'.

'Menu' Page Menu

  • The 'Menu' option is supported on the desktop client only.

Page menu row height

The row height for the page menu items in this App.

  • Currently ignored.

Page menu CSS

CSS for the page menu in this App.

  • Currently ignored.

Additional page menuitems

Additional page menuitems in the format caption,action|caption,action... where action corresponds to a showdocument() argument, e.g. exit: or closeapp:.

  • From v5.3, desktop and Web client.
  • A '!' prefix will add a collapsible group caption.
  • A '-' on its own will add a menu separator.
!Other actions|Close App,closeapp:|-|Quit,exit:
Additional page menuitems

Page Attributes

Page Attributes apply to the individual Page.

Hide page from menu

Hide from menu at runtime.

If this is checked (True), this Page's Title does not appear in the Page Menu at runtime. Selection of the Page must be handled programatically. This can be achieved using the showdocument() function or Lianja.showDocument() method

Hide hamburger menu

Hide the hamburger menu icon in the Page Header at runtime. Use this to prevent the user from selecting another Page.

Hide navigation history icons

Hide the navigation history arrow icons in the Page Header. Use this to prevent the user from selecting another Page in the Page history.

Show Menu

Show the Page menu in the Left Sidebar (True | False). This is another alternative to using the default Page menu or Page Center .

Page Left Sidebar Attribute: Show Menu

The Show left Sidebar Page attribute must be checked (true) and the Show navigation menu App Setting must be unchecked (false) to enable the Page menu display.

Note: if the Show navigation menu App Setting is unchecked (false) and Show left Sidebar is checked (true), the Page menu will be displayed automatically.

To disable both the Page menu and the Navigation menu (hamburger), check the Show navigation menu App Setting (true) and check the Page Hide hamburger menu attribute (true).

Page Left Sidebar Attribute: Show Menu

The display of the Page menu in the Left Sidebar is supported on the Desktop client only.


Collections are used to group Pages together in the Page Menu. Click Collection in the Form Tools and you will be prompted to enter a name for your new collection.

Form Tools: Collection

In the Page Menu, select and drag and drop existing Pages to add them to the newly created collection.

Form Tools: Collection

After dragging and dropping Employee Information, this Page has now been added to the HR collection.

Form Tools: Collection

Collections can also be created by right-clicking in the Page Menu panel and selecting New collection....

Form Tools: Collection

Right-click on a collection name to display the context menu. This gives options to Rename... or Delete... the collection.

Form Tools: Collection