Side menu based on UITableView with blur effect
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Release nots:
- Property “width” is replaced by “size”.
- Added 2 new directions: from Top and from Bottom.
- Added ability to set menu row height.
- Added support of swipe gesture recognition.
- Improvements in Example project.
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VKSideMenu is a UITableView-like menu with blur effect and gestures.
Note: blur effect is availabe for iOS 8.0 and later only. You will get a simple UIView with half-transperent background for iOS 7.

VKSideMenu Demo


For now you can install VKSideMenu manually only. Just add VKSideMenu folder into your project and #import VKSideMenu.h in your parent class.

Example project

Example project shows how you can create both left-side and right-side VKSideMenu in one controller. To test it it, clone the repo and run it from the Example directory.


Work of VKSideMenu is similliar to UITableView. Here is an example of menu initialization:

// Add VKSideMenuDelegate and VKSideMenuDataSource in your parent class interface

@property (nonatomic, strong) VKSideMenu *menu; = [[VKSideMenu alloc] initWithWidth:220 andDirection:VKSideMenuDirectionLeftToRight]; = self;   = self;

// And show it from somewhere in your code
[ show];

After initialization you should assign data source and delegate to menu object and declare according methods. It's really easy to use:

-(NSInteger)numberOfSectionsInSideMenu:(VKSideMenu *)sideMenu
    return 1;

-(NSInteger)sideMenu:(VKSideMenu *)sideMenu numberOfRowsInSection:(NSInteger)section
	return 3;

-(VKSideMenuItem *)sideMenu:(VKSideMenu *)sideMenu itemForRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath
	VKSideMenuItem *item = [VKSideMenuItem new];

	switch (indexPath.row)
	case 0:
		item.title = @"Profile";
		item.icon  = [UIImage imageNamed:@"ic_option_1"];
	case 1:
		item.title = @"Messages";
		item.icon  = [UIImage imageNamed:@"ic_option_2"];
	case 2:
		item.title = @"Cart";
		item.icon  = [UIImage imageNamed:@"ic_option_3"];	
	case 3:
		item.title = @"Settings";
		item.icon  = [UIImage imageNamed:@"ic_option_4"];
    return item;

This class is very flexible for customization. You can set text colors, text fonts, background etc. See more info in VKSideMenu.h file.


You can add Swipe gesture recognition for a specific view. Just use method addSwipeGestureRecognition: to enable it.


Vladislav Kovalyov,


VKSideMenu is available under the MIT License. See the LICENSE file for more info.