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AZDropdownMenu is a simple dropdown menu component that supports Swift.


Code used in the screencast are included in the bundled sample project.


Demo Project

To run the demo project, clone the repo with git clone, and run pod install from the Example directory first.


  • iOS 8 or above
  • Xcode 8 or above
  • Swift 3


AZDropdownMenu is available through CocoaPods. To install it, simply add the following line to your Podfile:

pod 'AZDropdownMenu'

Use version 1.1.2 if you don't need Swift 4 support.


Declare an array of texts that are served as the item in the menu.

let titles = ["Action 1", "Action 2", "Action 3"]

Then pass the array to the initializer

let menu = AZDropdownMenu(titles: titles)

Set up so that the UIBarButtonItem is asso

ated with a function that shows the menu

let button = UIBarButtonItem(image: UIImage(named: "menu_image"), style: .Plain, target: self, action: "showDropdown")
navigationItem.leftBarButtonItem = menuButton

Calling public func showMenuFromView(view:UIView) can then show the menu.

func showDropdown() {
    if ( == true) {
    } else {

The handler public var cellTapHandler : ((indexPath:NSIndexPath) -> Void)? would be called when menu item is tapped. So place code in here to do whatever you want. For example

menu.cellTapHandler = { [weak self] (indexPath: NSIndexPath) -> Void in
    self?.navigationController?.pushViewController(controller, animated:true)

Create menu with icons

Pass in a AZDropdownMenuItemData in the initializer: public init(dataSource:[AZDropdownMenuItemData]) and you are good to go.

Take a look at the sample project in this repository to get more usage of the library.

Configurable options

Currently AZDropdownMenu can be customized with the following properties. More will come in the future.

  • itemHeight Row height of the menu item. Default is 44.
  • itemColor The background color of the menu item. Default is white.
  • itemFontColor The text color of the menu item. Default is black.
  • itemFontSize Font size of the menu item. Default is 14.0
  • itemFont Font used in the menu. Default is 'Helvetica'
  • itemAlignment The alignment of the menu item. Default is left-aligned.
  • itemSelectionColor The background color of the menu item while it is tapped. Default is gray.
  • overlayAlpha The transparency for the background overlay. Default is 0.5
  • overlayColor Color for the background overlay. Default is black.
  • menuSeparatorStyle The separator of the menu. Default is single line.
  • menuSeparatorColor The color of the separator. Default is light gray.
  • itemImagePosition The position of image in the menu. Can be positioned before or after the text. Default is .Prefix.
  • shouldDismissMenuOnDrag If set to true, menu would be dismissed on drag. Default value is false.


  • 1.1.3

    • Update for Swift 4 syntax
  • 1.1.2

    • Update for Swift 3 syntax
  • 1.1.1

    • Update for Swift 2.2's #selector syntax
  • 1.1.0

    • Added shouldDismissMenuOnDrag option, menu would be dismissed on drag if this option is enabled
    • Modified the sample project with an example using UITableView.
    • Added gesture handler for the menu.
    • Extract config struct to a separate file
    • Update readme.
  • 1.0.0

    • Added itemImagePosition option, now can configure the icon position.
    • Changed icon sets and its corresponding location in the sample project.
    • Modified sample project's appearance a little bit.
    • Modified sample project's structure.
    • Added
  • 0.6.1

    • Update readme
  • 0.6.0

    • Now can use icons in the menu.
    • Added configuration options: menuSeparatorColor, itemFont
  • 0.5.3

    • Now can configure item's background color while tapped



Chris Wu (Azuritul),


AZDropdownMenu is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.