Customized Down Side Menu Drawer in Flutter

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Down Side Menu Drawer

Customized Down Side Menu Drawer in Flutter


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How it work


This project is created with Dart and Flutter 1.25.0-4.0.pre.

Class SideMenuDownSide is container of SideMenuContent.

  • SideMenuDownSide is a skeleton, hub to combine another component together. It is written file side_menu_down_side.dart
  • SideMenuContent contains logic about how to display Menu Items. It is written in file side_menu_content.dart
  • SideMenuHolder contains a DataSource for screen list (a list of Widget). It is written in file side_menu_holder.dart
  • SideMenuScreenContainer will help us to relayout, trigger animation, display current screen. It is written in file side_menu_screen_container.dart

How to use

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  • Update your main.dart. Here is your new main.dart content:
import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'package:side_menu_down_side/navigation_center.dart';
import 'package:side_menu_down_side/side_menu_down_side/side_menu_down_side.dart';

// Another your desired import ...

void main() {

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  // This widget is the root of your application.
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    // Update appContext for later usage
    NavigationCenter.shared.appContext = context;
    return MaterialApp(
      title: 'SideMenu DownSide',
      theme: ThemeData(
        visualDensity: VisualDensity.adaptivePlatformDensity,
      home: SideMenuDownSide(), // <--- Here is our SideMenuDownSide

  • Take a look at class SideMenuHolder(a singleton) in lib\side_menu_down_side\side_menu_holder.dart, this class has a list of _MenuItem. That stores data of each RootScreen in menu.
  • List<_MenuItem> _menus = ... // This is place where we display menu items.
    • Here is our _MenuItem and HeaderInfo class to contain data of SideMenuContent
    class _MenuItem {
      final String name; // Menu item's name
      final IconData icon; // Icon of Menu item
      final bool isHeader;
      final Widget rootScreen; // Scren to be displayed (A Scaffold - Widget)
      _MenuItem({, this.icon, this.isHeader, this.rootScreen});
    class HeaderInfo {
      final IconData image;
      final String name;
      final String subInfo;
      HeaderInfo({this.image,, this.subInfo});
    • You can adjust the position, size of Content (our RootScreen, that is displayed after click menu item). In file side_menu_down_side.dart
      // These functions will be called every time widget(content/screen) has to be re-rendered
    Matrix4 _getTransform(BuildContext ctx) {
      var width = MediaQuery.of(context).size.width; // screenWidth
      // if menu is displayed, move content to the RIGHT by 40% of screen width
      _transform =
          Matrix4.translationValues(width * (_isMenuOpened ? 0.4 : 0), 0.0, 0.0); 
      return _transform;
    double _getHeight(BuildContext ctx) {
      var height = MediaQuery.of(context).size.height;
      // if menu is displayed, scale down content's height (of RootScreen) to 75% of screen height (original)
      _height = height * (_isMenuOpened ? 0.75 : 1); 
      return _height;
    double _getWidth(BuildContext ctx) {
      var width = MediaQuery.of(context).size.width;
      // if menu is displayed, scale down content's width (of RootScreen) to 75% of screen width (original)
      _width = width * (_isMenuOpened ? 0.75 : 1); 
      return _width;
    • You can adjust the Open-Close animation speed in side_menu_down_side.dart:
                  // Use the properties stored in the State class.
                  width: _getWidth(context),
                  height: _getHeight(context),
                  transform: _getTransform(context),
                  // Define how long the animation should take.
                  duration: Duration(milliseconds: 500), // <-- Here is animation time
                  // Provide an optional curve to make the animation feel smoother.
                  curve: Curves.fastOutSlowIn,
    • Finally, check the example RootScreen(The screen which is opened from SideMenu, or placed in SideMenu), like below:
    class RootScreen1 extends StatelessWidget {
      Widget build(BuildContext context) {
        // Update current text (a "context" of root screen) to perform a navigation like real drawer
        NavigationCenter.shared.currentContext = context; // <- Here to keep a refer to your current "Root Screen"'s Build Context for later usage
        return Scaffold(
          appBar: AppBar(
    	    // You can make this button become a Customized Button for Appbar
    	  onPressed: () {
    	    SideMenuHolder.shared.onMenuButtonClickListener(); // <- You can call this function anywhere to open the SideMenu
    	  child: Icon(,
    	    color: Colors.white,
    	title: Text('RootScreen1'),
    	titleSpacing: 0,
          body: Center(
    	child: FlatButton(
    	  onPressed: () {
    	    NavigationCenter.shared.navigate(SubScreen1()); // <- This is how I navigate in this project
    	  child: Text('Screen 1'),
    • And, this is how your SubScreen Appbar is:
    class SubScreen1 extends StatelessWidget {
      Widget build(BuildContext context) {
        return Scaffold(
          appBar: AppBar(
            leading: FlatButton(
              onPressed: () {
                NavigationCenter.shared.back(); // <- This how I navigate back, or pop,... in this project
              child: Icon(
                color: Colors.white,
            title: Text('Subscreen1'),
          body: Center(
            child: Text('Sub Screen 1'),
    • You can also change the logic of Navigation in class NavigationCenter to has “real” push animation when navigate to new screen.
    import 'package:flutter/cupertino.dart'; // for this CupertinoPageRoute
    import 'package:flutter/material.dart'; // for this MaterialPageRoute
    class NavigationCenter {
      BuildContext appContext;
      BuildContext currentContext;
      StatefulWidget currentScreen;
      void navigate(Widget newScreen, [bool fromAppContext = false]) {
        if (currentContext == null) return;
            fromAppContext ? appContext : (currentContext ?? appContext),
            // MaterialPageRoute(builder: (context) => newScreen), // (1) - Slide Upward
            CupertinoPageRoute(builder: (context) => newScreen)); // (2) - Push Left

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