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Registered: ‎02-16-2014
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Custom Left and Right Menu like Facebook - BlackBerry Cascades

Hello again,


I have been developing an application with many options and menus (in bottom side, in left and right side).

Unfortunately, after try and look in this forum, I only could put a context menu in left. That control even does not have any possibilty to have a different background or insert a search textfield. 


I saw facebook that it has menu in all sides (left and right)



Facebook: Left Menu


Taken from http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/50777/?lang=es


Facebook  Right Menu


Taken from http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/50777/?lang=es


Do you have or see any example (code) of these?


Please, help me to achieve this. 


Thank you

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Registered: ‎12-16-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Z30
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Re: Custom Left and Right Menu like Facebook - BlackBerry Cascades

The action overflow menu and context menu is supposed to be on the right, wit tabs on the ledt and we do not recommend you try and mix that up or roll your own. It's a lot of work, and likely a lot more than you realize at first (how will you handle accessibilty? It's done for you in a normal context menu. Do you want to update it to work with a trackpad on the Q20 when it's available?)


Even if you achieve it, you will end up with an app that doesn't feel and behave like a native BlackBerry 10 application, which is something our users generally expect.


So, it's obviously possible to roll your own like that, but do you really, really want to? I recommend against it. And, obviously we don't have any official samples that show you how to go breaking our UI guidelines :smileyhappy:

Paul Bernhardt
Application Development Consultant

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My Device: Z10 LE, Playbook, DevAlpha C, 9900, 9380
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Re: Custom Left and Right Menu like Facebook - BlackBerry Cascades

Your method is not the standard way. If you need a sample with custom then check the below url.

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