How would I go about creating a flyout menu from the quick launch sidebar?

This is what I am using in my master page:

<SharePoint:AspMenu id="V4QuickLaunchMenu" runat="server" EnableViewState="false" DataSourceId="QuickLaunchSiteMap" UseSimpleRendering="true" UseSeparateCss="false" Orientation="Vertical" StaticDisplayLevels="2" MaximumDynamicDisplayLevels="1" SkipLinkText="" CssClass="s4-ql" />

Ideally I need the headings to stay static and then when I hover over a link, a menu will pop out to the right. I've tried creating subsites, but I can only get the drop-down menu to work from the Global Navigation. Is there any way to create this type of flyout?

  • Have you tried changing the value of MaximumDynamicDisplayLevels? – user2536 May 7 '13 at 6:46
  • Yep, I tried all sorts of combinations with MaximumDynamicDisplayLevels and StaticDisplayLevels. I noticed in 'All Site Settings -> Look and Feel -> Navigation' I have a few radio options grayed out. One of them looks like it could help me fix my issue with allowing subsites to display a submenu. I believe it says 'Display the current site, the navigation items below the current site, and the current site's siblings.' Is there a way to allow this option? – slashoofpez May 7 '13 at 7:28
  • They are grayed out because it displays them by default when you change the value of StaticDisplayLevels and MaximumDynamicDisplayLevels. How you configure the Navigation for the subsites determines what gets displayed. – user2536 May 7 '13 at 8:10
  • Interesting. I don't know why this isn't working then. I tried setting StaticDisplayLevels to 1 and MaximumDynamicDisplayLevels to 4, but even still I was unable to get the flyout menus for subsites. They flyout menus for the regular headings worked fine however. – slashoofpez May 7 '13 at 16:47

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