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PrimeFaces Cookbook by Mert Çalışkan, Oleg Varaksin

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Static and dynamic positioned menus

A menu can be positioned on a page in two ways: statically and dynamically. A menu is by default static. That means, the menu is in the normal page flow. Dynamic menu, in contrast, is not in the normal page flow and overlays other elements. In terms of CSS, it is absolutely positioned.

In this recipe, we will see how to develop these two kinds of positioned menus. But first, we will meet submenus and menu items.

How to do it...

A menu is composed of submenus and menu items. Submenus group single menu items. Grouped menu items can be presented in the same page flow or in an overlay over other elements. This behavior depends on the type of menu. The simple menu p:menu shows grouped menu items in the same page ...

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