Open and close the sidebar in EJ2 JavaScript Sidebar control

2 May 20235 minutes to read

Opening and closing the Sidebar can be achieved with built-in public methods.

  • show(): Method to open the Sidebar.
  • hide(): Method to close the Sidebar.
  • toggle(): Method to toggle between open and close states of the Sidebar.

In the following sample, toggle method has been used to show or hide the Sidebar on button click.


//sidebar initialization
var defaultSidebar= new ej.navigations.Sidebar({
    showBackdrop: false,
        console.log("Sidebar is opened");
    close: function(e)
       console.log("Sidebar is closed");
//end of sidebar initialization

// Toggle(Open/Close) the sidebar
document.getElementById('toggle').onclick = function() {

// Close the sidebar
document.getElementById('close').onclick = function() {
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>Essential JS 2 Sidebar</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet">
<script src="" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="" type ="text/javascript"></script>

    <div id="container">
        <!-- sidebar element declaration-->
        <aside id="default">
            <div class="title"> Sidebar content</div>
            <div class="sub-title">
                Click the button to close the Sidebar.
            <div class="center-align">
                <button id="close" class="e-btn close-btn">Close Sidebar</button>
        <!-- end of sidebar element -->
        <!-- main content declaration -->
            <div class="title">Main content</div>
            <div class="sub-title"> Click the button to Open the Sidebar.</div>
            <div style="padding:20px" class="center-align">
                <button id="open" class="e-btn e-info">Open Sidebar</button>
            <div class="sub-title"> Click the button to open/close the Sidebar.</div>
            <div style="padding:20px" class="center-align">
                <button id="toggle" class="e-btn e-info">Toggle Sidebar</button>
        <!--end of main content declaration -->

var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) { = "visible";
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>