Navigation Item Selector

Category: Widgets
Subcategory: Utility


Mark selected navigation menu item based on current page. This widget can be found useful when opening a page through button, deep link etc. Attach it to your layout and pass menu item caption to the widget. More information about usage can be found in Documentation tab.




Mendix plugable widget that marks navigation item as active based on menu name and current page's javascript event. This widget allows also overriding menu items selection styles. You can find more in #Usage section


This widget was created to help handling with navigating to a page in other way that through navigation menu e.g. button, deep link etc.


  • Place the widget on your pages(s)
  • Insert the name of menu component e.g. "navigationTree3", "menuBar1", "navigationList1", you can find them in section "Common" in your menu widget properties
  • Select target menu item type: menu bar, navigation tree or navigation list
  • Choose your selector type: by caption or by id
  • Insert caption of item you would like to highlight or select index of the element you'd like to highlight (first element of menu has index 0)


Version: 1.0.6
Framework Version: 8.0.0
Release Notes: Added: - navigation list widget support - possibility to select menu item by index
Version: 1.0.5
Framework Version: 8.0.0
Release Notes: Addressed Atlas Topbar issue Updated activate item function
Version: 1.0.3
Framework Version: 8.0.0
Release Notes: Widget capability with Mendix version 8.8
Version: 1.0.2
Framework Version: 8.6.0
Release Notes: -improved logic of selecting items - got rid of console errors in modeler
Version: 1.0.1
Framework Version: 8.6.0
Release Notes: - Fixed an error with console logger