Creates, you guessed it, a submenu in your app.
If you feel that one of your menus contains too many elements then adding a submenu is a great way of grouping some of these elements.
Adding the Submenu building block
- Click on Add Block.
- Select the Submenu block and click Next.
- Fill in the name of the block.
- Click on the icon if you want to change the image used in the menu.
- When you’re done, click Finish.
Configuring the Submenu block
Placing other building blocks under your "Submenu" building block is quite easy. Click and drag the desired block from the right side of the block onto the "Submenu" block. Blocks that fall under (or within) the submenu are indented slightly to the right.
The "Submenu" building block editor is composed of two editing screens: "Settings" and "Design".
The settings in the "Settings" editing screen determine how your block will function and the settings in the "Design" screen determine its aesthetics.
There are several aspects of your "Submenu" block that can be changed in this screen:
- the name of the block
- the icon (or image) that will be used in the app menu
- the top image used in the "Submenu" screen
Click on "View" to change the view of your submenu. The Navigation popup window will open where you will be able to chose a different style for your submenu. Please note that some submenu styles require an upgrade to a Designer app.
Should the need arise to keep the users of your published app from using this portion of the app, then you can always make use of the "ON/OFF" sliding selector.
Slide the selector to "OFF" to keep users from seeing the "Submenu" block. Now you can continue developing your app without worrying about users coming upon areas that you haven't finished developing as of yet. Once you are satisfied with your progress, slide the selector back to "ON" to publish this portion of your app.
The "Design" screen allows your to make highly detailed changes to your building block. "Design" gives the developer a remarkable amount of freedom to adjust everything exactly as he or she would like it. If you'd like to know more about how "Design" works, click here.