Vertical Navigation

The Vertical Navigation component is used to create custom navigation items in a vertical format. Navigation items appear as a list, in straight line up to down:


These items allow end users to navigate Skuid apps, go to different web pages, or perform Action Framework actions.

Using the Vertical Navigation Component

Vertical Navigation can guide users through an app, as well as any necessary workflow actions. Use the Vertical Navigation component to build custom navigation bars that are intuitive and tailored to unique processes.

In addition to facilitating traditional navigations, the Vertical Navigation component can be used to build handy dropdown menus within a Skuid page that are connected to a broad range of actions with the Action Framework.

Manually Add Items to Vertical Navigation

  1. Add a Vertical Navigation component to a Skuid page.

  2. Format the Vertical Navigation component.

  3. Add navigation items to the component: Click the component in the canvas, then click Add; rename the new navigation item in the property pane.

    • To remove an item, click delete Remove.
    • Configure items by clicking them, then editing in the Vertical Navigation Properties pane. (Optional)

Add actions to individual navigation items

  1. Select a navigation item in the canvas and click the Actions tab.

  2. Click add Add action to add a new action. (This defaults to the Go to URL action.).

  3. Select the appropriate action and adjust preferences as necessary.


    Multiple actions may be added to a single menu item. Be mindful of actions that may interfere with each other.


(Just need to look up a property? Try going directly to the Property Library.)

Component properties

General tab [[]]

  • Item source: Choose the source of navigation menu items.

    • Skuid Platform:

      • Manual
      • User Menu
      • Apps
    • Skuid on Salesforce:

      • Manual
      • Salesforce tabs for current app
      • Salesforce apps


      If an item source selected is Salesforce apps, the Navigation defaults to the first app listed. To change the label, insert a custom value for the Label Property.

      • Salesforce apps with tabs
      • Salesforce user menu


Other than Manual, all options automatically populate menu items.

Advanced tab [[]]

  • Unique ID (optional): Skuid automatically generates an alphanumeric ID for the component; if preferred, give it a practical name.

Styles tab [[]]

Global styles for this component are set in the Design System Studio. The following Style properties can be adjusted for an individual page.

  • Style variant: Style variants are created and set in the Design System Studio. Some components have pre-defined variants for a specific aspect of a component’s style. Also, Skuid builders can style and customize elements to create their own themes within the DSS. These themes will dynamically populate as selectable values in the Style Variant dropdown menu.

  • Spacing: Sets the spacing of the component relative to other components on the page. Spacing can be managed for Top margin, Bottom margin, Left margin, and Right margin. All margins can be set to one of the following:

    • None
    • Extra Small
    • Small
    • Reduced
    • Regular
    • Increased
    • Large
    • Extra Large
    • Huge


    These sizes are relative to one another; the baseline is determined by Design System settings.

Display logic tab [[]]

Standard display logic options are available to display or hide the component or feature.

Nested elements

Vertical Navigation Item properties

These properties control the behavior and look of the individual navigation items within the Vertical Navigation component.

General tab [[]]
  • Label: The text that appears within each navigation item. Used to indicate where the navigation item will take the end user or what the item will do when clicked.

  • Type: Specifies the functionality of the navigation item.

    • Action: Allows the builder to customize the actions taken when a user clicks the navigation item.
    • Section: Makes the navigation item act like a parent folder that displays/collapses its contents when clicked.


    You can add sub-navigation items to an action type navigation item. These sub-nav items will display when the parent is clicked, even if the action moves the end user away from the page. Because of this, it’s important that the navigation bar persists across the app when the parent item’s action is triggered.

  • Navigation item unique ID: Skuid automatically generates an alphanumeric ID for the component; if preferred, give it a practical name.

Actions tab [[]]

Customize the actions taken when an end user clicks a navigation item:

Click add Add action, then select:


Navigation items default to the Go to URL Action Type, but this property, Associated URL, and Open URL in can be changed in the Properties Pane.

Display logic tab [[]]

Standard display logic options are available to display or hide the component or feature.