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Adding items to the menu bar

Suggest edit Updated on November 9, 2021

Create effective navigation experience in your mobile app by adding pages and actions to the menu bar. For example, you can add a custom profile page to the menu bar of your Expenses app so that users can conveniently access the screen with their basic contact information.

Before you begin: Create a mobile channel for your mobile app. For more information, see Setting up mobile apps.
  1. Open your mobile channel:
    1. In the navigation pane of App Studio, click Channels.
    2. In the Current channel interfaces section, click the tile that represents a mobile channel for your app.
  2. On the mobile channel page, on the Content tab, click the Navigation category.
  3. In the Navigation section, manage the items that appear on the menu bar of your mobile app:
    Note: The menu bar in your mobile app displays icons and labels for up to five items. When you add a sixth item, the fifth icon and label change to the More button that groups all subsequent items.
    • To add a mobile list page, click Add itemsMobile list pages, and then select the list page that you want to display on the menu bar.
    • To add a user interface page, click Add itemsPages, and then select the page that you want to display on the menu bar.
    • To add an action, click Add itemsActions, and then select the action that you want to display on the menu bar.
    • To remove an item, click the Remove icon on the rightmost side of the row.
    • To reorder items on the menu bar, drag the items up or down the list.
    For example: To give your users an overview of their work items, you can enhance the menu bar with the Expense reports mobile list page that lists the submitted expense reports and their statuses. Additionally, you can improve the way users log out of the mobile app by adding the Log out action to the menu bar.
  4. Click Save.
Result: You can see the updated menu bar on the preview in your mobile channel. At run time, your mobile app displays the items that you added on the menu bar. When users tap the icon of an item, the app displays the content of the page on the screen or triggers an action.For example:

Navigation of the menu bar for an expense reporting app
Configuration of a menu bar by adding pages or actions with a preview of the menu bar.

What to do next: Verify the changes to your mobile app with the Pega Mobile Preview app. For more information, see Previewing mobile apps.
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