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I am trying to get the current tab to be highlighted on a navigation bar to make my pager look more user friendly.

I have been unable to use css as the the pseudo classes only work when the page is clicked and reverts to page visited rather than active.

I understand JQuery can be used in this case.
I have an empty jquery script at the bottom of my master page.

my html in my masterpage is as follows:

         <div class="clear hideSkiplink">
                <asp:Menu ID="NavigationMenu" runat="server" CssClass="menu" 
                    EnableViewState="false" IncludeStyleBlock="false" Orientation="Horizontal" 
                        <asp:MenuItem NavigateUrl="~/Index.aspx" Text="Home" />
                        <asp:MenuItem NavigateUrl="~/About.aspx" Text="About"/>
                        <asp:MenuItem NavigateUrl="~/Contact.aspx" Text="Contact"/>
                        <asp:MenuItem NavigateUrl="~/Admin/EditPageContent.aspx" Text="Edit Conetent"/>
                        <asp:MenuItem NavigateUrl="~/Portfolio.aspx" Text="Portfolio"/>
                        <asp:MenuItem NavigateUrl="~/Admin/AddToPortfolio.aspx" Text="Manage Portfolio"/>

i am not sure what jquery to use to make the background change stay until anothe rmenu item is clicked.
Posted 28-Feb-13 2:20am
Updated 28-Feb-13 5:18am

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Solution 1

One of the quickest solution I would suggest is that put the below code on every page load and replace "Home" with every page name.

Note: There could be many other ways of doing this... One of the quickest way is server side coding as you have only 6 pages.

if (!IsPostBack)
                Menu M = (Menu)this.Master.FindControl("NavigationMenu");
                foreach (MenuItem item in M.Items)
                    if (item.Text == "Home")//Replace Home with the page name
                        item.Selected = true;
Member 9599975 28-Feb-13 15:30pm
I have added the code to my page but it does not work.

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