Getting Started with ASP.NET MVC Sidebar Control

12 May 202222 minutes to read

This section briefly explains about how to include ASP.NET MVC Sidebar control in your ASP.NET MVC application using Visual Studio.

Prerequisites

System requirements for ASP.NET MVC controls

Create ASP.NET MVC application with HTML helper

Install ASP.NET MVC package in the application

Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC controls are available in nuget.org. Refer to NuGet packages topic to learn more about installing NuGet packages in various OS environments. To add ASP.NET MVC controls in the application, open the NuGet package manager in Visual Studio (Tools → NuGet Package Manager → Manage NuGet Packages for Solution), search for Syncfusion.EJ2.MVC5 and then install it.

The Syncfusion.EJ2.MVC5 NuGet package has dependencies, Newtonsoft.Json for JSON serialization and Syncfusion.Licensing for validating Syncfusion license key.

If you create ASP.NET MVC application with MVC4 package, search for Syncfusion.EJ2.MVC4 and then install it.

Add namespace

Add Syncfusion.EJ2 namespace reference in Web.config under Views folder.

<namespaces>
    <add namespace="Syncfusion.EJ2"/>
</namespaces>

Add style sheet

Checkout the Themes topic to learn different ways (CDN, NPM package, and CRG) to refer styles in ASP.NET MVC application, and to have the expected appearance for Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC controls. Here, the theme is referred using CDN inside the <head> of ~/Views/Shared/_Layout.cshtml file as follows,

<head>
    ...
    <!-- Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC controls styles -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.3.56/fluent.css" />
</head>

Add script reference

In this getting started walk-through, the required scripts are referred using CDN inside the <head> of ~/Views/Shared/_Layout.cshtml file as follows,

<head>
    ...
    <!-- Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC controls scripts -->
    <script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.3.56/dist/ej2.min.js"></script>
</head>

Register Syncfusion Script Manager

Open ~/Views/Shared/_Layout.cshtml page and register the script manager EJS().ScriptManager() at the end of <body> in the ASP.NET MVC application as follows.

<body>
...
    <!-- Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC Script Manager -->
    @Html.EJS().ScriptManager()
</body>

Add ASP.NET MVC Sidebar control

Now, add the Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC Sidebar control in ~/Views/Home/Index.cshtml page.

<!-- sidebar element declaration -->
@{Html.EJS().Sidebar("default-sidebar").CloseOnDocumentClick(false).ContentTemplate(
@<div>
    <div class="title-header">
        <div style="display:inline-block"> Sidebar </div>
    </div>
</div>).Render();
}
<!-- end of sidebar element -->
<!--  Main Content declaration -->
<div>
    <div class="title default">Main content</div>
    <div class="sub-title">
        Place your primary content here.
    </div>
</div>

<style>
    /* sample level styles */
    .center-align {
        text-align: center;
        padding: 20px;
    }

    .title {
        text-align: center;
        font-size: 20px;
        padding: 15px;
    }

    .sub-title {
        text-align: center;
        font-size: 16px;
        padding: 10px;
    }

    body {
        padding-top: 0px;
        padding-bottom: 0px;
    }

    .title-header {
        text-align: center;
        font-size: 18px;
        padding: 15px;
    }

    .title.default {
        padding: 25px 15px 15px;
    }
    /* sidebar element styles */
    #default-sidebar {
        background-color: rgb(25, 118, 210);
        color: #ffffff;
    }
</style>

Press Ctrl+F5 (Windows) or +F5 (macOS) to run the app. Then, the Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC Sidebar control will be rendered in the default web browser.

ASP.NET MVC Sidebar Control

Enable backdrop

Enabling the ShowBackdrop in the Sidebar component will prevent the main content from user interactions. Here, the DOM elements will not get changed. It only closes the main content by covering with a black backdrop overlay and focuses the Sidebar in the screen. Sidebar can be rendered with specific width by setting width property.

<!-- sidebar element declaration -->
@{Html.EJS().Sidebar("default-sidebar").ShowBackdrop(true).Type(Syncfusion.EJ2.Navigations.SidebarType.Push).Width("280px").ContentTemplate(@<div>
    <div class="title"> Sidebar content</div>
    <div class="sub-title">
        Click the button to close the Sidebar.
    </div>
    <div class="center-align">
        <!-- button element declaration -->
        @Html.EJS().Button("close").Content("CloseSidebar").Render()
    </div>
</div>).Render();
}
<!-- end of sidebar element -->
<!-- main content declaration -->
<div>
    <div class="title">Main content</div>
    <div class="sub-title"> Click the button to open/close the Sidebar.</div>
    <div style="padding:20px" class="center-align">
        <!-- button element declaration -->
        @Html.EJS().Button("toggle").Content("Toggle Sidebar").CssClass("e-info").Render()
    </div>
</div>

<script type="text/javascript">
    document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', function () {
        //create instances for sidebar element
        var defaultSidebar = document.getElementById("default-sidebar").ej2_instances[0];
        // Toggle button to close and open the sidebar
        document.getElementById('toggle').onclick = function () {
            defaultSidebar.toggle();
        }
        // Close the sidebar
        document.getElementById('close').onclick = function () {
            defaultSidebar.hide();
        }
    });
</script>

<style>
    /* sample level styles */
    .center-align {
        text-align: center;
        padding: 20px;
    }

    .title {
        text-align: center;
        font-size: 20px;
        padding: 15px;
    }

    .sub-title {
        text-align: center;
        font-size: 16px;
        padding: 10px;
    }
    /* Button styles */
    #close, #close:hover, #close:active, #close:focus { /* csslint allow: adjoining-classes*/
        background: #fafafa;
        color: black
    }
    /* sidebar element styles */
    #default-sidebar {
        background-color: rgb(25, 118, 210);
        color: #ffffff;
    }

</style>

Enabling Backdrop in ASP.NET MVC Sidebar Control

Position

Positioning the Sidebar to the right or left of the main content can be achieved by using the Position property. If the position is not set, the Sidebar will expand from the left to the body element. EnablePersistence will persist the component’s state between page reloads. Change event will be triggered when the state(expand/collapse) of the component is changed.

<!-- sidebar element declaration -->
@{Html.EJS().Sidebar("default-sidebar").Type(Syncfusion.EJ2.Navigations.SidebarType.Push).Width("280px").EnablePersistence(true).Target(".maincontent").ContentTemplate(@<div>
    <div class="title"> Sidebar content</div>
    <div class="sub-title">
        Click the button to close the Sidebar.
    </div>
    <div class="center-align">
        <!-- Button element declaration -->
        @Html.EJS().Button("close").Content("CloseSidebar").Render()
    </div>
</div>).Render();
}
<!-- end of sidebar element -->
<!--  Main Content declaration -->
<div id="head">
    <!-- Button element declaration -->
    @Html.EJS().Button("toggle").Content("Open").IsToggle(true).CssClass("e-info").IconCss("e-icons burg-icon").Render()
</div>
<div class="maincontent" style="height:335px;border:1px solid gray">
    <div>
        <div class="title">Main content</div>
        <div class="sub-title">
            <div class="column">
                <!-- RadioButton element declaration -->
                @Html.EJS().RadioButton("left").Label("Left").Name("state").Checked(true).Change("positionChange").Render()
            </div>
            <div class="column">
                <!-- RadioButton element declaration -->
                @Html.EJS().RadioButton("right").Label("Right").Name("state").Change("positionChange").Render()
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
</div>

<script type="text/javascript">
    document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', function () {
        //create instances for sidebar element
        var defaultSidebar = document.getElementById("default-sidebar").ej2_instances[0];
          // Toggle button to close and open the sidebar
        document.getElementById('toggle').onclick = function () {
            var togglebtn = document.getElementById("toggle").ej2_instances[0];
            if (document.getElementById('toggle').classList.contains('e-active')) {
                togglebtn.content = 'Close';
                defaultSidebar.show();
            } else {
                togglebtn.content = 'Open';
                defaultSidebar.hide();
            }
        }
        // Close the sidebar
        document.getElementById('close').onclick = function () {
            defaultSidebar.hide();
            document.getElementById('toggle').classList.remove('e-active');
            var togglebtn = document.getElementById("toggle").ej2_instances[0];
            togglebtn.content = 'Open'
        }

    });
     // Change the position of sidebar
    function positionChange(args) {
        var defaultSidebar = document.getElementById("default-sidebar").ej2_instances[0];
        defaultSidebar.position = (args.event.target.id == "left") ? "Left" : "Right";
    }

</script>

<style>
    /* sample level styles */
    .center-align {
        text-align: center;
        padding: 20px;
    }

    .title {
        text-align: center;
        font-size: 20px;
        padding: 15px;
    }

    #head {
        border: 1px solid #424242;
        border-bottom-color: transparent;
        background: #00897B;
    }

    .sub-title {
        text-align: center;
        font-size: 16px;
        padding: 10px;
    }

    .column {
        display: inline-block;
        padding: 10px;
    }
    /* Icons styles */
    .burg-icon:before {
        content: '\e10d';
        font-size: 16px;
    }
    /* Sidebar element styles */
    #default-sidebar {
        background-color: #26A69A;
        color: #ffffff;
    }
    /* Button styles */
    .close-btn:hover {
        color: #fafafa;
    }

    .radiobutton {
        display: inline-block;
        padding: 10px;
    }

    #close, #close:hover, #close:active, #close:focus { /* csslint allow: adjoining-classes*/
        background: #fafafa;
        color: black
    }

    #toggle { /* csslint allow: adjoining-classes*/
        background: #00695C;
        box-shadow: none;
        border-radius: 0;
        height: 39px;
        width: 100px;
    }
    /* custom generated icons styles */
    @@font-face {
        font-family: 'e-icons';
        src: url(data:application/x-font-ttf;charset=utf-8;base64,AAEAAAAKAIAAAwAgT1MvMjciQ6oAAAEoAAAAVmNtYXBH1Ec8AAABsAAAAHJnbHlmKcXfOQAAAkAAAAg4aGVhZBLt+DYAAADQAAAANmhoZWEHogNsAAAArAAAACRobXR4LvgAAAAAAYAAAAAwbG9jYQukCgIAAAIkAAAAGm1heHABGQEOAAABCAAAACBuYW1lR4040wAACngAAAJtcG9zdEFgIbwAAAzoAAAArAABAAADUv9qAFoEAAAA//UD8wABAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAADAABAAAAAQAAlbrm7l8PPPUACwPoAAAAANfuWa8AAAAA1+5ZrwAAAAAD8wPzAAAACAACAAAAAAAAAAEAAAAMAQIAAwAAAAAAAgAAAAoACgAAAP8AAAAAAAAAAQPqAZAABQAAAnoCvAAAAIwCegK8AAAB4AAxAQIAAAIABQMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUGZFZABA4QLhkANS/2oAWgPzAJYAAAABAAAAAAAABAAAAAPoAAAD6AAAA+gAAAPoAAAD6AAAA+gAAAPoAAAD6AAAA+gAAAPoAAAD6AAAAAAAAgAAAAMAAAAUAAMAAQAAABQABABeAAAADgAIAAIABuEC4QnhD+ES4RvhkP//AADhAuEJ4QvhEuEa4ZD//wAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABAA4ADgAOABYAFgAYAAAAAQACAAYABAADAAgABwAKAAkABQALAAAAAAAAAB4AQABaAQYB5gJkAnoCjgKwA8oEHAAAAAIAAAAAA+oDlQAEAAoAAAEFESERCQEVCQE1AgcBZv0mAXQB5P4c/g4Cw/D+lwFpAcP+s24BTf6qbgAAAAEAAAAAA+oD6gALAAATCQEXCQEHCQEnCQF4AYgBiGP+eAGIY/54/nhjAYj+eAPr/ngBiGP+eP54YwGI/nhjAYgBiAAAAwAAAAAD6gOkAAMABwALAAA3IRUhESEVIREhFSEVA9b8KgPW/CoD1vwq6I0B64wB640AAAEAAAAAA+oD4QCaAAABMx8aHQEPDjEPAh8bIT8bNS8SPxsCAA0aGhgMDAsLCwoKCgkJCQgHBwYGBgUEBAMCAgECAwUFBggICQoLCwwMDg0GAgEBAgIDBAMIBiIdHh0cHBoZFhUSEAcFBgQDAwEB/CoBAQMDBAUGBw8SFRYYGhsbHB0cHwsJBQQEAwIBAQMEDg0NDAsLCQkJBwYGBAMCAQEBAgIDBAQFBQYGBwgICAkJCgoKCwsLDAwMGRoD4gMEBwQFBQYGBwgICAkKCgsLDAwNDQ4ODxAQEBEWFxYWFhYVFRQUExIRERAOFxMLCggIBgYFBgQMDAwNDg4QDxERERIJCQkKCQkJFRQJCQoJCQgJEhERERAPDw4NDQsMBwgFBgYICQkKDAwODw8RERMTExUUFhUWFxYWFxEQEBAPDg4NDQwMCwsKCgkICAgHBgYFBQQEBQQAAAAAAwAAAAAD8wPzAEEAZQDFAAABMx8FFREzHwYdAg8GIS8GPQI/BjM1KwEvBT0CPwUzNzMfBR0CDwUrAi8FPQI/BTMnDw8fFz8XLxcPBgI+BQQDAwMCAT8EBAMDAwIBAQIDAwMEBP7cBAQDAwMCAQECAwMDBAQ/PwQEAwMDAgEBAgMDAwQE0AUEAwMDAgEBAgMDAwQFfAUEAwMDAgEBAgMDAwQFvRsbGRcWFRMREA4LCQgFAwEBAwUHCgsOEBETFRYXGRocHR4eHyAgISIiISAgHx4eHRsbGRcWFRMREA4LCQgFAwEBAwUHCgsOEBETFRYXGRsbHR4eHyAgISIiISAgHx4eAqYBAgIDBAQE/rMBAQEDAwQEBGgEBAQDAgIBAQEBAgIDBAQEaAQEBAMDAQEB0AECAwMDBAVoBAQDAwMCAeUBAgIEAwQEaAUEAwMDAgEBAgMDAwQFaAQEAwQCAgElERMVFhcZGhwdHh4fICAhIiIhICAfHh4dGxsZFxYVExEQDgsJCAUDAQEDBQcKCw4QERMVFhcZGxsdHh4fICAhIiIhICAfHh4dHBoZFxYVExEQDgsKBwUDAQEDBQcKCw4AAAIAAAAAA9MD6QALAE8AAAEOAQcuASc+ATceAQEHBgcnJgYPAQYWHwEGFBcHDgEfAR4BPwEWHwEeATsBMjY/ATY3FxY2PwE2Ji8BNjQnNz4BLwEuAQ8BJi8BLgErASIGApsBY0tKYwICY0pLY/7WEy4nfAkRBWQEAwdqAwNqBwMEZAURCXwnLhMBDgnICg4BEy4mfQkRBGQFAwhpAwNpCAMFZAQSCH0mLhMBDgrICQ4B9UpjAgJjSkpjAgJjAZWEFB4yBAYIrggSBlIYMhhSBhIIrggFAzIfE4QJDAwJhBQeMgQGCK4IEgZSGDIYUgYSCK4IBQMyHxOECQwMAAEAAAAAAwED6gAFAAAJAicJAQEbAef+FhoBzf4zA+v+Ff4VHwHMAc0AAAAAAQAAAAADAQPqAAUAAAEXCQEHAQLlHf4zAc0a/hYD6x7+M/40HwHrAAEAAAAAA/MD8wALAAATCQEXCQE3CQEnCQENAY7+cmQBjwGPZP5yAY5k/nH+cQOP/nH+cWQBjv5yZAGPAY9k/nEBjwAAAwAAAAAD8wPzAEAAgQEBAAAlDw4rAS8dPQE/DgUVDw4BPw47AR8dBRUfHTsBPx09AS8dKwEPHQL1DQ0ODg4PDw8QEBAQERERERUUFBQTExITEREREBAPDw0ODAwLCwkJCAcGBgQEAgIBAgIEAwUFBgYHBwkICQoCygECAgQDBQUGBgcHCQgJCv3QDQ0ODg4PDw8QEBAQERERERUUFBQTExITEREREBAPDw0ODAwLCwkJCAcGBgQEAgL8fgIDBQUHCAkKCwwNDg8PERESExQUFRYWFhgXGBkZGRoaGRkZGBcYFhYWFRQUExIREQ8PDg0MCwoJCAcFBQMCAgMFBQcICQoLDA0ODw8RERITFBQVFhYWGBcYGRkZGhoZGRkYFxgWFhYVFBQTEhERDw8ODQwLCgkIBwUFAwLFCgkICQcHBgYFBQMEAgIBAgIEBAYGBwgJCQsLDAwODQ8PEBARERETEhMTFBQUFREREREQEBAQDw8PDg4ODQ31ERERERAQEBAPDw8ODg4NDQIwCgkICQcHBgYFBQMEAgIBAgIEBAYGBwgJCQsLDAwODQ8PEBARERETEhMTFBQUFRoZGRkYFxgWFhYVFBQTEhERDw8ODQwLCgkIBwUFAwICAwUFBwgJCgsMDQ4PDxEREhMUFBUWFhYYFxgZGRkaGhkZGRgXGBYWFhUUFBMSEREPDw4NDAsKCQgHBQUDAgIDBQUHCAkKCwwNDg8PERESExQUFRYWFhgXGBkZGQAAAQAAAAAD6gPqAEMAABMhHw8RDw8hLw8RPw6aAswNDgwMDAsKCggIBwUFAwIBAQIDBQUHCAgKCgsMDAwODf00DQ4MDAwLCgoICAcFBQMCAQECAwUFBwgICgoLDAwMDgPrAQIDBQUHCAgKCgsLDA0NDv00Dg0NDAsLCgoICAcFBQMCAQECAwUFBwgICgoLCwwNDQ4CzA4NDQwLCwoKCAgHBQUDAgAAABIA3gABAAAAAAAAAAEAAAABAAAAAAABAA0AAQABAAAAAAACAAcADgABAAAAAAADAA0AFQABAAAAAAAEAA0AIgABAAAAAAAFAAsALwABAAAAAAAGAA0AOgABAAAAAAAKACwARwABAAAAAAALABIAcwADAAEECQAAAAIAhQADAAEECQABABoAhwADAAEECQACAA4AoQADAAEECQADABoArwADAAEECQAEABoAyQADAAEECQAFABYA4wADAAEECQAGABoA+QADAAEECQAKAFgBEwADAAEECQALACQBayBlLWljb25zLW1ldHJvUmVndWxhcmUtaWNvbnMtbWV0cm9lLWljb25zLW1ldHJvVmVyc2lvbiAxLjBlLWljb25zLW1ldHJvRm9udCBnZW5lcmF0ZWQgdXNpbmcgU3luY2Z1c2lvbiBNZXRybyBTdHVkaW93d3cuc3luY2Z1c2lvbi5jb20AIABlAC0AaQBjAG8AbgBzAC0AbQBlAHQAcgBvAFIAZQBnAHUAbABhAHIAZQAtAGkAYwBvAG4AcwAtAG0AZQB0AHIAbwBlAC0AaQBjAG8AbgBzAC0AbQBlAHQAcgBvAFYAZQByAHMAaQBvAG4AIAAxAC4AMABlAC0AaQBjAG8AbgBzAC0AbQBlAHQAcgBvAEYAbwBuAHQAIABnAGUAbgBlAHIAYQB0AGUAZAAgAHUAcwBpAG4AZwAgAFMAeQBuAGMAZgB1AHMAaQBvAG4AIABNAGUAdAByAG8AIABTAHQAdQBkAGkAbwB3AHcAdwAuAHMAeQBuAGMAZgB1AHMAaQBvAG4ALgBjAG8AbQAAAAACAAAAAAAAAAoAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAwBAgEDAQQBBQEGAQcBCAEJAQoBCwEMAQ0AB2hvbWUtMDELQ2xvc2UtaWNvbnMHbWVudS0wMQR1c2VyB0JUX2luZm8PU2V0dGluZ19BbmRyb2lkDWNoZXZyb24tcmlnaHQMY2hldnJvbi1sZWZ0CE1UX0NsZWFyDE1UX0p1bmttYWlscwRzdG9wAAA=) format('truetype');
        font-weight: normal;
        font-style: normal;
    }
</style>

Changing Side Position in ASP.NET MVC Sidebar

Animate

Animation transitions can be set while expanding or collapsing the Sidebar using the Animate property. By default , Animate property is set to true. EnableRtl will display the sidebar in the right-to-left direction.

<!-- sidebar element declaration -->
@{Html.EJS().Sidebar("default-sidebar").Animate(false).EnableRtl(true).Type(Syncfusion.EJ2.Navigations.SidebarType.Push).Width("280px").ContentTemplate(@<div>
    <div class="title"> Sidebar content</div>
    <div class="sub-title">
        Click the button to close the Sidebar
    </div>
    <div class="center-align">
        <!-- button element declaration -->
        @Html.EJS().Button("close").Content("CloseSidebar").Render()
    </div>
</div>).Render();
}
<!-- end of sidebar element -->
<!-- main content declaration -->
<div>
    <div class="title">Main content</div>
    <div class="sub-title"> Click the button to open/close the Sidebar.</div>
    <div style="padding:20px" class="center-align">
        <!-- button element declaration -->
        @Html.EJS().Button("toggle").Content("Toggle Sidebar").CssClass("e-info").Render()
    </div>
</div>

<script type="text/javascript">
    document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', function () {
        //create instances for sidebar element
        var defaultSidebar = document.getElementById("default-sidebar").ej2_instances[0];
        // Toggle button to close and open the sidebar
        document.getElementById('toggle').onclick = function () {
            defaultSidebar.toggle();
        }
        // Close the sidebar
        document.getElementById('close').onclick = function () {
            defaultSidebar.hide();
        }
    });
</script>

<style>
    /* sample level styles */
    .center-align {
        text-align: center;
        padding: 20px;
    }

    .title {
        text-align: center;
        font-size: 20px;
        padding: 15px;
    }

    .sub-title {
        text-align: center;
        font-size: 16px;
        padding: 10px;
    }
    /* Button styles */
    #close, #close:hover, #close:active, #close:focus { /* csslint allow: adjoining-classes*/
        background: #fafafa;
        color: black
    }
    /* sidebar element styles */
    #default-sidebar {
        background-color: rgb(25, 118, 210);
        color: #ffffff;
    }

</style>

Animation in ASP.NET MVC Sidebar Control

Close on document click

Sidebar can be closed on document click by setting CloseOnDocumentClick to true. If this property is not set, the Sidebar will not close on document click since its default value is false. Sidebar can be kept opened during rendering using IsOpen property.

<!-- sidebar element declaration -->
@{Html.EJS().Sidebar("default-sidebar").CloseOnDocumentClick(true).IsOpen(true).Type(Syncfusion.EJ2.Navigations.SidebarType.Push).Width("280px").ContentTemplate(@<div>
    <div class="title"> Sidebar content</div>
</div>).Render();
}
<!-- end of sidebar element -->
<!-- main content declaration -->
<div>
    <div class="title">Main content</div>
    <div class="sub-title"> Click the button to open/close the Sidebar.</div>
    <div style="padding:20px" class="center-align">
        <!-- button element declaration -->
        @Html.EJS().Button("toggle").Content("Open Sidebar").CssClass("e-info").Render()
    </div>
</div>

<script type="text/javascript">
    document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', function () {
        //create instances for sidebar element
        var defaultSidebar = document.getElementById("default-sidebar").ej2_instances[0];
        // Toggle button to close and open the sidebar
        document.getElementById('toggle').onclick = function () {
            defaultSidebar.show();
        }
    });
</script>

<style>
    /* sample level styles */
    .center-align {
        text-align: center;
        padding: 20px;
    }

    .title {
        text-align: center;
        font-size: 20px;
        padding: 15px;
    }

    .sub-title {
        text-align: center;
        font-size: 16px;
        padding: 10px;
    }
    /* Button styles */
    #close, #close:hover, #close:active, #close:focus { /* csslint allow: adjoining-classes*/
        background: #fafafa;
        color: black
    }
    /* sidebar element styles */
    #default-sidebar {
        background-color: rgb(25, 118, 210);
        color: #ffffff;
    }

</style>

Close on Document Click in ASP.NET MVC Sidebar

Enable gestures

Expand or collapse the Sidebar while swiping in touch devices using EnableGestures property. By default, EnableGestures is set to true.

<!-- sidebar element declaration -->
@{Html.EJS().Sidebar("default-sidebar").EnableGestures(true).Type(Syncfusion.EJ2.Navigations.SidebarType.Push).Width("280px").ContentTemplate(@<div>
    <div class="title"> Sidebar content</div>
    <div class="sub-title">
        Click the button to close the Sidebar
    </div>
    <div class="center-align">
        <!-- button element declaration -->
        @Html.EJS().Button("close").Content("CloseSidebar").Render()
    </div>
</div>).Render();
}
<!-- end of sidebar element -->
<!-- main content declaration -->
<div>
    <div class="title">Main content</div>
    <div class="sub-title"> Click the button to open/close the Sidebar.</div>
    <div style="padding:20px" class="center-align">
        <!-- button element declaration -->
        @Html.EJS().Button("toggle").Content("Toggle Sidebar").CssClass("e-info").Render()
    </div>
</div>

<script type="text/javascript">
    document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', function () {
        //create instances for sidebar element
        var defaultSidebar = document.getElementById("default-sidebar").ej2_instances[0];
        // Toggle button to close and open the sidebar
        document.getElementById('toggle').onclick = function () {
            defaultSidebar.toggle();
        }
        // Close the sidebar
        document.getElementById('close').onclick = function () {
            defaultSidebar.hide();
        }
    });
</script>

<style>
    /* sample level styles */
    .center-align {
        text-align: center;
        padding: 20px;
    }

    .title {
        text-align: center;
        font-size: 20px;
        padding: 15px;
    }

    .sub-title {
        text-align: center;
        font-size: 16px;
        padding: 10px;
    }
    /* Button styles */
    #close, #close:hover, #close:active, #close:focus { /* csslint allow: adjoining-classes*/
        background: #fafafa;
        color: black
    }
    /* sidebar element styles */
    #default-sidebar {
        background-color: rgb(25, 118, 210);
        color: #ffffff;
    }

</style>

Enabling Gestures in ASP.NET MVC Sidebar Control

View Sample in GitHub.

See also