) since we initially launched it. We now support a lot of new features seamlessly such as swiping the sidemenu in/out and various other capabilities. The other day we added support for side menus on the right and top as well as multiple buttons on the side menu title bar.
So lets get started with the features, first is one of the newer features up our sleeve, the ability to place a side menu on the right, top or on both sides of the title (as in the facebook app). You can
accomplish this by using something like cmd.putClientProperty(SideMenuBar.COMMAND_PLACEMENT_KEY, SideMenuBar.COMMAND_PLACEMENT_VALUE_RIGHT);
Or as you might see in this more detailed example where you can just swap menu placements on the fly:
The first is actionable which you enable by just turning it on as such: cmd
This effectively means that the custom
component will look exactly the same, but when its touched/clicked it will act like any other command on the list. This uses a lead component trick to make the hierarchy (or component) in customCmp act as a single action.
There are several additional options that allow you to just bind action events and then “manage” the SideMenuBar e.g.:
isShowing() – useful for writing generic code that might occur when the SideMenuBar is on the form.
SideMenuBar.closeCurrentMenu() – allows you to close the menu, this is useful if you are not navigating to another form.
SideMenuBar.closeCurrentMenu(Runnable) – just like closeCurrentMenu() however it will invoke the run() method when complete. This allows you to navigate to another form after the menu close animation completed.
The TitleCommand property allows you to flag a command as something you would want to see in the right hand title area and not within the SideMenu area. Just place it into a component using cmd.putClientProperty(“TitleCommand”, Boolean.TRUE);
Last but not least w
e also have some helpful theme constants within the side menu bar that you might not be familiar with:
- sideMenuImage – pretty obvious, this is the hamburger image we use to open the menu.
- sideMenuPressImage – this is the pressed version of the image above. Its optional and the sideMenuImage will be used by default.
rightSideMenuImage/rightSideMenuPressImage – identical to the sideMenuImage/sideMenuPressImage only specific to the right side navigation.
- sideMenuFoldedSwipeBool – by default a swipe will open the side menu. You can disable that functionality by setting this theme constant to false.
- hideBackCommandBool – often comes up in discussion, allows hiding the back command from the side menu so it only appears in the hardware button/iOS navigation.
- hideLeftSideMenuBool – allows hiding the left hand menu which is useful for a case of top or right based side menu.
- sideMenuShadowImage – image that represents the drop shadow drawn on the side of the menu.
- sideMenuTensileDragBool – allows disabling the tensile draw within the side menu command area.
I hope you will have fun exploring the new features of the side menu bar.
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Oh these new additions to side menu are great, thanks.
Great work on this guys.
wow great tutorial, much helpfull
Im trying to hide the bar at the top of the screen it creates in the example. I want to add a image in one of my containers that will trigger the side menu bar. Any suggestions on this? Regards,
That would be tough since we rely on this a bit. You can do a trick where you set the menu image to a small sized image and set the padding/margin to the title area to 0. Also set the title and title area UIIDs to be transparent.
To show your icon just use a layer in the layered layout and when its tapped just invoke open sidemenu.
when i put Side Menu Bar to right Side (Menu Bar Image show in black color)
but my SideMenuBarImage in my theme is white color
You need to use the theme constant rightSideMenuImage as you can have two different side menu bars and each can have its own image. You are seeing the default image whose color you can control by styling the foreground property.
i have right side menu and my background is white but i have gradient line at the first of menu
how i can remove it
That is the shadow for the sidemenu set the theme constant sideMenuShadowBool=false
Thank you very much