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PrimeFaces Cookbook - Second Edition by Oleg Varaksin, Mert Çalışkan

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SlideMenu – menu in the iPod style

A slide menu displays nested submenus as slides with animation similar to the iPod menu. A slide menu features the same common behaviors as every PrimeFaces menu. It consists of (nested) submenus and menu items that can be built declaratively or programmatically by the model. The main difference from other menu types is a slide animation when displaying submenus. The positioning of the slide menu is static by default, but it can also be positioned relative to a trigger that shows the menu.

In this recipe, we will develop a slide menu with a button acting as the trigger. When the user pushes the button, the menu will be displayed in an overlay.

How to do it…

We will take p:commandButton as the trigger. The p:slideMenu ...

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