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Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed by Kathy Hughes

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Using the CombinedNavSiteMapProvider Site Map Provider

The CombinedNavSiteMapProvider site map provider is specific to SharePoint Server 2010 sites and is used as an alternative for displaying the top-level menu. By default the top-level navigation site map provider used in the v4.master page is the SPNavigationProvider site map, shown in Listing 17.5.

Listing 17.5 SharePoint:AspMenu SiteMapProvider

<SharePoint:AspMenuID="TopNavigationMenuV4". . . .<Template_Controls><asp:SiteMapDataSourceShowStartingNode="False"SiteMapProvider="SPNavigationProvider"id="topSiteMap"runat="server"StartingNodeUrl="sid:1002"/></Template_Controls>

If you change the SiteMapProvider to instead use the CombinedNavSiteMapProvider on a SharePoint Server 2010 publishing ...

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