Comparing RadMenu and RadNavigation

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  1. Tayonee
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    Nov 2006

    Posted 11 Apr 2015 Link to this post

    Just looking for some clarification here. Would it be true to say that the main difference between RadMenu and RadNavigation is the Responsive behavior of the RadNavigation control? 

     I am trying to figure out which control to use, and am just in the beginning of my research into the new PageLayour and related parts of the Responsive infrastructure that Telerik offers. Is it possible to use the RadNavigation with images or templates? Furthermore, can those templates be turned on or off depending on the browser type it is being viewed with?

    I would like to have a rich template based menu when viewed on a desktop client and the simple text-based menu on tablet or smartphone browsers.

     Any feedback would be greatly appreciated as I try to wrap my brain around all this!

  2. Plamen
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    Posted 13 Apr 2015 Link to this post


    Thank you for contacting Telerik support.

    Yes indeed the main difference between RadNavigation and RadMenu is the responsiveness and that RadNavigation is hiding its items inside a Menu Button on smaller screens as it is displayed here.

    Yet both controls support images and templates. In your case you will have to add your templates from the server side depending on the screen size. You can use our device detection framework and if the screen is big enough add your templates as for example it is described hare.

    Hope this information will be helpful. If you have further questions please don't hesitate to contact us again.


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