how can we highlight navigation view item when selected with button in winui3

shreshta valluru 86 Reputation points

when navigation view item is selected it should higlight with customised color

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  1. Roy Li - MSFT 32,731 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A!

    You could try to override the corresponding theme resource for the item selected status.

    Like this:

            <NavigationView x:Name="NavigationViewControl" >  
                    <SolidColorBrush x:Key="NavigationViewItemBackgroundSelected" Color="Yellow"/>  
                    <NavigationViewItem Content="A" x:Name="A" />  
                    <NavigationViewItem Content="B" x:Name="B" />  
                    <NavigationViewItem Content="C" x:Name="C" />  

    Thank you.

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  1. Cohn, Robert 21 Reputation points

    Hello @Roy Li - MSFT -

    Your answer was perfect but for a different reason! It seems that WinUI3 NavigationView leaves highlighting tracks, even when the NavigationViewItem is no longer selected. So if there are three items and the user clicks on each in succession, the selection bar moves properly to one item at a time, but the highlighting stays. You can end up with all items highlighted.

    But with your answer, I was able to set NavigationViewItemBackgroundSelected to Transparent and the problem is no longer visible. Note that items still get highlighted during cursor hover, but that's OK.

    Yes - this is a hack solution, but at least it solves an immediate problem. If you know of why multiple items are highlighted, I would be delighted to find out. Most likely there is something like a multiple selection property, but I can't find it. Or this is yet another WinUI3 NavigationView bug.

    Anyway, many thanks for your help.

    Best regards.

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