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ULukachULukach 

Visualforce tabs do not appear in sidebar ("recent items" or "create new")

Hello,

 

I am encountering some difficulties to expose my VisualForce tabs in the Force.com sidebar, I did the following:

 

- Created a new Visualforce tab - "Candidates"

 

- Assigned to it a VisualForce Page - "CandidatesPage"  (the page standardController is "Candidate__c")

 

Until here everything went smoothly and I could see the tab displayed properly.

 

When I try to use the sidebar to create new or view recent items of "Candidate' entity I see no  trace of such entity.

 

Why is that ?

 

The "CandidatesPage" code:

 

 

<apex:page tabStyle="Candidate__tab" standardController="Candidate__c" >

<h1>TEST</h1>

</apex:page>

 

 

 

Thanks

Uri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Answer chosen by Admin (Salesforce Developers) 
ca_peterson_oldca_peterson_old

You probably want to create a custom object tab, rather than a visualforce tab, and then under the page overrides set the tab override.

 

The end result is almost exactly like a vf tab, but records will show in the sidebar recent history, and behave like other objects that have a proper tab.

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ULukachULukach

 

 

Hello,

When I create a "Custom Object Tab" I can see that the "Object" of the Tab appears in the application side-bar in "create new..." and "recent items".

When I am creating a "VisualForce Tab" based on VisualForce page which use standard controller and a custom object that I built ("Candidate__c") the side-bar does not display my object in "create new..." or "recent items"

Is it possible to use the side-bar when working with VisualForce Tabs using a custom object ?

Thanks
Uri
ca_peterson_oldca_peterson_old

You probably want to create a custom object tab, rather than a visualforce tab, and then under the page overrides set the tab override.

 

The end result is almost exactly like a vf tab, but records will show in the sidebar recent history, and behave like other objects that have a proper tab.

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ULukachULukach

Thanks,

 

I have an issue with "Custom Object" Tab when I override a tab with my page, I can't seem to highlight the Tab.

 

 

I tried using the "tabStyle" attribute although it simply does nothing, how can I highlight the Tab ?

 

Code:

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<apex:page controller="UserSessionController" tabStyle="Candidates__tab" >

...

....

 

Uri