An activity button is a navigation pane button that displays links to additional list pages in the RoleTailored client. The Home and Departments activity buttons are default activity buttons on Role Centers. You can also create activity buttons to organize links to related pages and make it quicker for users to locate pages and minimize scrolling in the navigation pane.
The following illustration shows a navigation pane that has the default activity buttons and two additional activity buttons: Posted Documents and Bank. The Posted Documents button is selected and shows actions that link to pages that are associated with posted documents.
When you create an activity button, you can apply one of the default images that are available for activity buttons. For more information, see How to: Set an Icon on an Activity Button.
|You cannot set up an image on the page links of an activity button. All page links in the navigation pane use a default image that cannot be changed.|
Setting up Activity Buttons and Page Links in the Navigation Pane
You use Action Designer to set up activity buttons on Role Center pages. The following illustration shows the Action Designer setup for the Posted Documents button.
The following guidelines apply when working with activity buttons:
- Activity buttons are only valid on pages that
have the type RoleCenter. For more information, see Walkthrough: Creating a Role
- All activity buttons are set up under a
single action of the type ActionContainer and the subtype
ActivityButtons. The container's location with respect to
other action containers is not significant. Activity buttons are
always displayed after the Home button in the navigation
- An activity button is defined by an action of
the type ActionGroup that is indented once from the
ActivityButtons row. The order of the activity buttons in
the Action Designer determines the default order in the navigation
- Links to individual pages are defined by
actions of the type Action that are indented once from the
ActionGroup row. The order of the actions in the Action
Designer determines the default order in the navigation