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This is a slide out menu. You can add a dropdown to your sidebar by using our collapsible component. If you want to see a demo, our sidebar will use this on smaller screens. To use this in conjunction with a fullscreen navigation, you have to use two copies of the same UL.

Please note that the sidenav HTML should not be contained within the navbar HTML.

Side nav demo


  <nav> <!-- navbar content here  --> </nav>

  <ul id="slide-out" class="sidenav">
    <li><div class="user-view">
      <div class="background">
        <img src="images/office.jpg">
      </div>
      <a href="#user"><img class="circle" src="images/yuna.jpg"></a>
      <a href="#name"><span class="white-text name">John Doe</span></a>
      <a href="#email"><span class="white-text email">jdandturk@gmail.com</span></a>
    </div></li>
    <li><a href="#!"><i class="material-icons">cloud</i>First Link With Icon</a></li>
    <li><a href="#!">Second Link</a></li>
    <li><div class="divider"></div></li>
    <li><a class="subheader">Subheader</a></li>
    <li><a class="waves-effect" href="#!">Third Link With Waves</a></li>
  </ul>
  <a href="#" data-target="slide-out" class="sidenav-trigger"><i class="material-icons">menu</i></a>
        

Initialization


  var elem = document.querySelector('.sidenav');
  var instance = M.Sidenav.init(elem, options);

  // Initialize collapsible (uncomment the lines below if you use the dropdown variation)
  // var collapsibleElem = document.querySelector('.collapsible');
  // var collapsibleInstance = M.Collapsible.init(collapsibleElem, options);

  // Or with jQuery

  $(document).ready(function(){
    $('.sidenav').sidenav();
  });
        

Options

Name Type Default Description
edge String 'left' Side of screen on which Sidenav appears.
draggable Boolean true Allow swipe gestures to open/close Sidenav.
inDuration Number 250 Length in ms of enter transition.
outDuration Number 200 Length in ms of exit transition.
onOpenStart Function null Function called when sidenav starts entering.
onOpenEnd Function null Function called when sidenav finishes entering.
onCloseStart Function null Function called when sidenav starts exiting.
onCloseEnd Function null Function called when sidenav finishes exiting.
preventScrolling Boolean true Prevent page from scrolling while sidenav is open.

Methods

Because jQuery is no longer a dependency, all the methods are called on the plugin instance. You can get the plugin instance like this:


  var instance = M.Sidenav.getInstance(elem);

  /* jQuery Method Calls
    You can still use the old jQuery plugin method calls.
    But you won't be able to access instance properties.

    $('.sidenav').sidenav('methodName');
    $('.sidenav').sidenav('methodName', paramName);
  */
          
.open();

Opens Sidenav.


instance.open();
        

.close();

Closes Sidenav.


instance.close();
        

.destroy();

Destroy plugin instance and teardown


instance.destroy();
        

Properties

Name Type Description
el Element The DOM element the plugin was initialized with.
options Object The options the instance was initialized with.
isOpen Boolean Describes open/close state of Sidenav.
isFixed Boolean Describes if sidenav is fixed.
isDragged Boolean Describes if Sidenav is being dragged.

Close Trigger

Add the class .sidenav-close to an element inside the sidenav and any click event on that element will cause the sidenav to close. This is useful in Single Page Apps where the page does not refresh on link clicks.


  <ul id="slide-out" class="sidenav">
      <li><a class="sidenav-close" href="#!">Clicking this will close Sidenav</a></li>
  </ul>
  <a href="#" data-target="slide-out" class="sidenav-trigger"><i class="material-icons">menu</i></a>
          

Variations

Here are some useful variations and additional elements you can add to your sidebar.

Dropdown HTML Structure

Add collapsible menus to your sidebar.


    <ul id="slide-out" class="sidenav">
      <li><a href="#!">First Sidebar Link</a></li>
      <li><a href="#!">Second Sidebar Link</a></li>
      <li class="no-padding">
        <ul class="collapsible collapsible-accordion">
          <li>
            <a class="collapsible-header">Dropdown<i class="material-icons">arrow_drop_down</i></a>
            <div class="collapsible-body">
              <ul>
                <li><a href="#!">First</a></li>
                <li><a href="#!">Second</a></li>
                <li><a href="#!">Third</a></li>
                <li><a href="#!">Fourth</a></li>
              </ul>
            </div>
          </li>
        </ul>
      </li>
    </ul>
    <ul class="right hide-on-med-and-down">
      <li><a href="#!">First Sidebar Link</a></li>
      <li><a href="#!">Second Sidebar Link</a></li>
      <li><a class="dropdown-trigger" href="#!" data-target="dropdown1">Dropdown<i class="material-icons right">arrow_drop_down</i></a></li>
      <ul id='dropdown1' class='dropdown-content'>
        <li><a href="#!">First</a></li>
        <li><a href="#!">Second</a></li>
        <li><a href="#!">Third</a></li>
        <li><a href="#!">Fourth</a></li>
      </ul>
    </ul>
    <a href="#" data-target="slide-out" class="sidenav-trigger"><i class="material-icons">menu</i></a>
          

Fullscreen HTML Structure

If you want the menu to be accessible on all screensizes you just have to add a simple helper class show-on-large to the .sidenav-trigger.


    <ul id="slide-out" class="sidenav">
      <li><a href="#!">First Sidebar Link</a></li>
      <li><a href="#!">Second Sidebar Link</a></li>
    </ul>
    <a href="#" data-target="slide-out" class="sidenav-trigger show-on-large"><i class="material-icons">menu</i></a>
          

Fixed HTML Structure

Add the class sidenav-fixed to have the sidenav be fixed and open on large screens and hides to the regular functionality on smaller screens. Our sidenav on the left is an example of this.


    <ul id="slide-out" class="sidenav sidenav-fixed">
      <li><a href="#!">First Sidebar Link</a></li>
      <li><a href="#!">Second Sidebar Link</a></li>
    </ul>
    <a href="#" data-target="slide-out" class="sidenav-trigger"><i class="material-icons">menu</i></a>
          

If you are planning on using this you will have to offset your content by the width of the side menu. Place the padding on where the offset content will be, which in our case is in header, main and footer.


    header, main, footer {
      padding-left: 300px;
    }

    @media only screen and (max-width : 992px) {
      header, main, footer {
        padding-left: 0;
      }
    }