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Side Navigation Component for React

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react-sidenav are exported as an es module thus you would need a bundler to use it. It is also written in Typescript so it can be directly used with a typescript project as well.

Peer Dependencies

React 16.8


As the current version of react-sidenav does not have any fixed rendering template, the user is free to render Nav items as they see fit. To render conditionally an item can get the context which contains the following attributes:

property type description
selected boolean if this Nav item is selected
id string the id of the Nav as per
pathId string The path id, will be parentId
level number The level of the Nav, starts with 1
isLeaf boolean If true, then this Nav has no children

Below is an example on how to use it.

    const Item = () => {
      const context = React.useContext(NavContext);
      return (
        <div style={{ color: context.selected: 'pink': 'inherit'}}>{ props.children }</div>
      <Nav id="1">
        <Item>Link 1</Item>
      <Nav id="2">
        <Item>Link 2</Item>
      <Nav id="3">
        <Item>Link 3</Item>

SideNav Properties

property type description isRequired
onSelection function: ({id, path, payload}) => void a function that gets called when a navigation has been clicked false
defaultSelectedPath string the default selection false
mode compact, normal changes rendering style of children false, defaults to normal
childrenToggleMode hover, click changes how children are expanded false, defaults to hover
childrenToggleIndicator React Component the toggle indicator to render. The collapse, expand state is passed or you can use the NavGroupContext to get the collapse/expand state false

Nav Properties

property type description isRequired
id a function that gets called when a navigation has been clicked true
payload any passed to the listener when this nav is clicked false


Please checkout example on CodeSandbox and the src/playground directory for now while all the documentation/testing is being completed.



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