no, by default - group will not be opened. expanded event should be used also in order to control this state.
Thanks for your answer!
Mhh.. in this case, I'm looking for a way to check if the currently selected child is in the specific panelMenuGroup. How do I implement this in the backing bean?
Does anyone have a good example? I think the one on the richfaces showcase doesn't really show how the menu works. It just shows, how to reload a panel, but the page is never reloaded, so the menu doesn't need a correctly implemented backing bean... quite confusing..
One possible solution is to build your whole menu in your bean, and bind it on the jsf-site via the binding-attribute.
do it like if have done here --> http://jboss.com/index.html?module=bb&op=viewtopic&t=132816
and for info: the bug in this topic is already fixed!
Thanks alot for the link! I'll certainly take a look at it, looks promising ;-)