Is there a way to create a drop down menu from a button? I don't see one in the toolbox. I'm using the drop down list but it doesn't quite do what I want, which is to emulate a drop down menu on a main menu button.
One approach is to add an interaction on a button (check the toggle option) and create a new state. In the new state you can design whatever you wish your users to see when this button is clicked. In your case, I could add a listbox, repeater or container right below the button to simulate the menu.
There is no explicit "Menu" control yet. Please feel free to post it as a product idea so that other users can vote it up!
When I am trying to create a dropdown menu (exploding menu) from button/link I find this problem:
The idea is that when a user is rolling over the button/link the menu will expand under it (I am using a new state for that), so as soon the user is going to click the on one of the items under in the actual expanded menu, it's gone because the roll over interaction is taking place only for the specific link/button.
yes I know that I can uncheck the reverse option to make sure the dropdown menu stay available for me even when i am shifting a way from the main linkj/button BUT what happen if after rolling over the main link/button , the user regret and he wants to go to a different location on the page then the drop down??? he will be stuck with the dropdown open forever.
Hover interactions tend to be trickier than they look. I completely understand how you are approaching it, and that's exactly how I would want it to work. But it's not there yet because we have to add some additional functionality to simulate what I am about to show, automatically.
In the prototype you see, I've use a container to contain the link. You can style the container to have no borders or fill, and hence imperceptible to the user. The benefit of the container is that interactions applied to the container bubble up the stack. In this case,
The limitation of this technique is as follows:
By different branch, I mean:
You seriously haven't done anything about this in 5 years???? This is pretty crazy, I mean dropdown menus are as common element as it can get. I've been trying to figure out how to do it for an hour and still can't find a satisfying solution. I find your explanation a little hard to understand.
Me and my colleagues are currently testing out the Indigo Studio to decide if we want to go ahead and purchase it for our team, so far we kind of like it, but we keep running into these limitations of what can be made and right now Im really not sure how to create a convincing prototype for user testing... Sure it doesnt have o be as coplex as Axure, but really think you should expand on the features a little bit and not doing something for the hover state dropdown menu or other hover things in such a long time is a bit sad.
Can you share your scenario? Indigo has a drop-down component, but the original thread was to simulate a drop-down like interaction triggered when clicking/hovering a button.
Hi George, thanks for the quick reply! I am aware of this dropdown but it is not what I am looking for. I am looking for a way to create a navigation bar menu that behaves like the one on your website https://www.infragistics.com/ for example. If you hover over"design and development" pr "ux" it opens up a menu which you can comfortablygo through and chose an item on the list and navigate there. How would I go about creating this in Indigo Studio?