Adding custom links

You can add custom links to content such as web pages, project files, and so on in the left navigation pane. Anyone who has permission to access the project repository can add their own links. Project owners may find it particularly useful to add links to custom topics or to relevant web sites, and to add links to coding procedures, custom documentation, internal process documentation, and Help topics for internal libraries and DLLs.

Note: You can also add links to project content from various places in a project, such as in an announcement, a discussions message, or an HTML file added to the Documents & Files component. See the help on adding links to an announcement for details.

To add a custom links to the left navigation pane:

  1. Check out the source code of the project.
    See CVS source code version control or SVN source code version control.
  2. Create an HTML file on your machine.
  3. Populate the file with links wrapped in <li> tags to customize the left navigation pane.
    Example of a sample custom navigation pane:
    <li><a href="url">link 1</a></li>
    <li><a href="url">link 2</a>
      <li><a href="url">indented sub link of link 2</a></li>
      <li><a href="url">second indented sub link of link 2</a></li>
  4. Save it as NavColumn-ProjectToolsList.html.
  5. Add and commit the NavColumn-ProjectToolsList.html file. Using CVS, commit it to the /www directory for the project. Using Subversion, commit it to the trunk/www directory for the project.

See also Using command-line CVS, Using WinCVS, Using Command-line SVN, and Using Subversion.