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A slideout navigation control for Xamarin iOS applications.

license Build status NuGet GitHub tag MyGet

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If you're using Sidebar Navigation send me a link to your app and I'll happily post it here.

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This is partly based on two other good slideout menu implementation that each didn't provide quite what I was looking for. Those two are FlyoutNavigation and SlideoutNavigation.

Xamarin-Sidebar allows you to provide one UIViewController to be used as a content view and another to be used as a menu. When you open the menu the content view will slide over to reveal the provided menu UIViewController.

To set it up just create a root UIViewController and a SidebarController, passing in your content and menu controllers.


using SidebarNavigation;
public partial class RootViewController : UIViewController
	// the sidebar controller for the app
	public SidebarController SidebarController { get; private set; }

	public override void ViewDidLoad()

		// create a slideout navigation controller with the top navigation controller and the menu view controller
		SidebarController = new SidebarController(this, new ContentController(), new SideMenuController());


public override bool FinishedLaunching(UIApplication app, NSDictionary options)
	window = new UIWindow(UIScreen.MainScreen.Bounds);
	// set our root view controller with the sidebar menu as the apps root view controller
	window.RootViewController = new RootViewController();
	return true;

In the content controller you can add a button to open the slideout menu.

menuButton.TouchUpInside += (sender, e) => {

In the side menu controller you can add buttons to change the content view.

otherContentButton.TouchUpInside += (sender, e) => {
	SidebarController.ChangeContentView(new OtherContentController());

Additional options include hiding the shadow, setting the menu width, and placing the menu on the left.

SidebarController.HasShadowing = false;
SidebarController.MenuWidth = 220;
SidebarController.MenuLocation = SidebarController.MenuLocations.Left;

See the sample projects included in the source for more details.

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