Create web application menus using the Lift web framework

Lift is a powerful & secure web framework having elegant features and also stresses the importance of security, maintainability, scalability and performance. Lift applications are written in Scala.

Here we will discuss about creating the menus in Lift. These are the approaches to create a menu:

  • Define the url names and routes directly in Boot.scala.
  • Create the seperate Singleton for defining menu items.

Let us see how this works:

Define the url names and routes in Boot.scala

And here is the output:



Create the seperate Singleton for defining menu items

We will define the sitemap in Boot.scala. Sitemap will obtained from the Application Singleton

Now define your menu items in this seperate singleton say “Application” singleton.

When working with html pages always provide the links to pages corresponds to as defined in your singleton’s sitemap e.g

Lift will search for corresponding HTML pages defined either in Boot.scala or in Application.scala in src/main/webapp folder.

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