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Using the header menu and back button

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  • I have a question regarding how my app currently works and what is supposed to happen.

    Lets say my setup is as follows: I have a HOME page and a SUBPAGE A and SUBPAGE B.  If I navigate from HOME to SUBPAGE A and then I navigate to SUBPAGE B by clicking on the header menu and navigating that way, should the back button take me to HOME or SUBPAGE A? I thought it was supposed to go to HOME because that is normally where the back button would take you if you navigated to this page, but my app isn't working that way from the get go, do I need to manually change where the back button is directing it? 

    Thanks!

    Thursday, April 25, 2013 6:31 PM

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  • This sounds like the correct behavior to me. It is typical to have the navigation controls work relative to the hosted frame.

    Depending on how the app is set up this may not make sense for it. In that case you can override it as you mention (for technical details please post in the appropriate language specific forum).

    --Rob

    • Marked as answer by ZachAtttack Friday, April 26, 2013 4:13 PM
    Thursday, April 25, 2013 8:26 PM
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  • The navigate back button is following your steps in reverse that you took to get to your current page, just like a web browser. So yes manually change it to navigate back to your home page or add a seperate home button.
    • Marked as answer by ZachAtttack Friday, April 26, 2013 4:13 PM
    Friday, April 26, 2013 3:54 PM

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  • This sounds like the correct behavior to me. It is typical to have the navigation controls work relative to the hosted frame.

    Depending on how the app is set up this may not make sense for it. In that case you can override it as you mention (for technical details please post in the appropriate language specific forum).

    --Rob

    • Marked as answer by ZachAtttack Friday, April 26, 2013 4:13 PM
    Thursday, April 25, 2013 8:26 PM
    Moderator
  • I want to give a clearer example, i thought I edited the above post, but looks like it didn't go through. The numbers say the order in which you moved around:

    Friday, April 26, 2013 1:22 PM
  • The navigate back button is following your steps in reverse that you took to get to your current page, just like a web browser. So yes manually change it to navigate back to your home page or add a seperate home button.
    • Marked as answer by ZachAtttack Friday, April 26, 2013 4:13 PM
    Friday, April 26, 2013 3:54 PM