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Open and Close the Sidebar in Vue Sidebar component

30 Sep 2022 / 2 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.

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<div id="app">
    <ejs-sidebar id="default-sidebar" ref="sidebar" :open="open" :close="close" :showBackdrop="showBackdrop">
<div class="title"> Sidebar content</div>
<div class="sub-title">
    Click the button to close the Sidebar.
<div class="center-align">
    <button ejs-button id="close" v-on:click="closeClick" class="e-btn close-btn">Close Sidebar</button>
    <div class="title">Main content</div>
    <div class="sub-title"> Click the button to open/close the Sidebar.
        <div style="padding:20px" class="center-align">
            <button ejs-button id="toggle" class="e-btn e-info" v-on:click="toggleClick">Toggle Sidebar</button>

import Vue from 'vue';
import { SidebarPlugin } from '@syncfusion/ej2-vue-navigations';
import { ButtonPlugin } from '@syncfusion/ej2-vue-buttons';
import { enableRipple } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';

export default {
 data () {
      return {
        showBackdrop :false,
 methods: {
    toggleClick :function() {
    closeClick: function() {
    close:function() {
        console.log("sidebar closed");
    open:function() {
        console.log("sidebar opened");
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-vue-navigations/styles/material.css";

.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;

.center {
text-align: center;
display: none;
font-size: 13px;
font-weight: 400;
margin-top: 20px;

#default-sidebar {
background-color: rgb(25, 118, 210);
color: #ffffff;

.close-btn:hover {
color: rgba(0, 0, 0, .87);
background-color: #fafafa;