Creating Sliding Menu with iOS SlidingMenu Component


This a component which is a menu has several buttons coming from the right and left side of the screen with an animation. Here is a small video that will give you the idea:

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Integrating SlidingMenu

First you have to import SlidingMenu.h in your view controller “h” file.
You have to create an array which will hold buttons in your sliding menu. Like these:

#import “SlidingMenu.h”

@interface ViewController : UIViewController
    SlidingMenu *menu;
– (IBAction)openOrCloseMenu:(UIButton *)sender;
@property (strong, nonatomic) NSMutableArray *buttons;


In your viewdidLoad method make these:

– (void)viewDidLoad
    [super viewDidLoad];
    self.title = @”Sliding Menu”;
    _buttons = [NSMutableArray array];
    [self createButtonsWithQuantity:7];
    menu = [[SlidingMenu alloc]init];
    [menu setButtonsArray:_buttons];

    // Do any additional setup after loading the view, typically from a nib.

This will create buttons that will  be in sliding menu. You can modify:

    for (int i = 0; i<quantity; i++) {
        UIButton *button = [UIButton buttonWithType:UIButtonTypeCustom];
        button.tag = i;
        [button addTarget:self action:@selector(menuButonAction:) forControlEvents:UIControlEventTouchUpInside];
        [button setBackgroundImage:[UIImage imageNamed:@"button-blue"] forState:UIControlStateNormal];
        [button setBackgroundImage:[UIImage imageNamed:@"button-blue-pressed"] forState:UIControlStateSelected];
        [button setTitleColor:[UIColor whiteColor] forState:UIControlStateNormal];
        [button setTitle:[NSString stringWithFormat:@"Button %i",button.tag] forState:UIControlStateNormal];
        button.layer.cornerRadius = 5.0;
        [self.view addSubview:button];
        [_buttons addObject:button];

And the action method of the buttons of course:

– (void)menuButonAction:(UIButton *)sender {
    NSLog(@”%i. button clicked”,sender.tag);
    [self performSegueWithIdentifier:@”detail” sender:sender];

And decide when your sliding menu comes to the screen. I will do it in viewDidAppear method:

    [super viewDidAppear:animated];
    for (UIButton *button in _buttons) {
        if (button != nil) {
            [self.view addSubview:button];
    [menu openOrCloseButtonsMenu];

If you use this in viewDidAppear method. Make sure you use this in viewDidDisappear method:

    [super viewDidDisappear:animated];
    [menu closeButtonsMenu];
    for (UIButton *button in _buttons) {
        [button removeFromSuperview];

Customizing SlidingMenu

You can customize SlidingMenu with these properties:

Setting SlidingMenu Origins:

menu.buttonMenuOriginYOffset = 120;
menu.buttonMenuOriginXOffset = 10;

Setting Space between buttons:

menu.spaceBetweenButtons = 20;

Setting buttons size:

menu.buttonSize = CGSizeMake(73, 36);

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