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IOS Slide Out Side Menu Bar

Thu 08 Oct 2015, 07:46

I see a lot of IOS apps using slide-out Side Menu Bar. I’m interested to using it in my apps, but i couldn’t find it in Xcode Object Library, because it is a custom library. So i google it and found really simple library SWRevealViewController and read this tutorial how to use that library.

After i read that article and use it as i needed in my apps, this is my summary:

  • Download library from
  • Add file SWRevealViewController.h and SWRevealViewController.m to your project.
  • Create 3 view controller in your project:
    • View Controller 1 with class using SWRevealViewController.
    • View Controller 2 for your Menu.
    • View Controller 3 for landing page.
  • In View Controller 1:
    • Create 2 segue and choose custom->reveal view controller set controller (SWRevealViewControllerSegueSetController):
      • To View Controller 2 set identifier with “sw_rear”.
      • To View Controller 3 set identifier with “sw_front”.
  • In View Controller 2:
    • Create your menu list. In my case, I’m using UITableView and json data.
    • Create segue and choose custom->reveal view controller push controller (SWRevealViewControllerSeguePushController) to View Controller 3, set identifier to whatever you need. If you have another view controller, you just add this segue again.
  • In View Controller 3 (or if you add another view controller):
    • Add Navigation bar and bar button item to show your View Controller 2 (Menu List).
    • Add this code in your View Controller 3 .m:
#import "SWRevealViewController.h"

in viewDidLoad add this code:

- (void)viewDidLoad {
    [super viewDidLoad];
    SWRevealViewController *revealViewController = self.revealViewController;
    if ( revealViewController )
        [self.yourBarButtonItem setTarget: self.revealViewController];
        [self.youBarButtonItem setAction: @selector( revealToggle: )];
        [self.navigationController.navigationBar addGestureRecognizer: self.revealViewController.panGestureRecognizer];



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