The dxSlideOut widget allows you to slide-out the current view to reveal an item list.

Included in: dx.phonejs.js, dx.all.js

In its simplest form, this widget consists of a panel that slides out to reveal a menu with an item list.

This widget, like any other DevExtreme UI widget, can be created using one of three possible approaches: jQuery, Knockout or AngularJS. The following code demonstrates how to create the dxSlideOut widget using the Knockout approach.

<div id="slideOut" data-bind="dxSlideOut:{dataSource: items, selectedIndex: selectedIndex}"></div>

The items in the displayed menu are loaded from an array specified via the dataSource configuration option. You can specify a simple array or the array of objects.

items: [
    { text: 'item1', icon: 'plus' },
    { text: 'item2', icon: 'plus' },
    { text: 'item3', icon: 'plus' }                

To display menu items, a default template is applied based on the following fields of the data source item objects.

  • disabled
    Specifies whether the select box item is disabled.
  • visible
    Specifies whether the select box item is visible.
  • html
    Specifies the HTML markup inserted into the item element.
  • text
    Specifies the text inserted into the item element.

You can introduce a custom template for menu items. For this purpose, add a div element with the data-options attribute set to dxTemplate. Assign the menuItem name to the template. In this instance, this template will be applied automatically. See the Customize Widget Item Appearance topic to learn more about templates.

<div id="slideOut" data-bind="dxSlideOut:{dataSource: items, selectedIndex: selectedIndex}">
    <div data-options="dxTemplate : { name: 'menuItem' } ">
        This is <div data-bind="text: text"></div>

Menu items can have a selected/deselected state. You can get and set the selected item using the selectedItem option. In addition, you can perform an action when an item is selected. For this purpose, assign the required action to the itemSelectAction option.

You can reveal the menu with items not only by sliding out the widget panel, but also by calling the toggleMenuVisibility() method on any element on the panel, or change the menuVisible option value. To place this element in the widget's panel, introduce a template using the dxTemplate component, and give it the "item" name using the component's name option. In this instance, the template will automatically be applied.

<div id="slideOut" data-bind="dxSlideOut:{dataSource: items, selectedIndex: selectedIndex, menuVisible: menuVisible}">
    <div data-options="dxTemplate : { name: 'item' } ">
        <div data-bind="dxButton: { text: 'Show Menu', clickAction: function() { menuVisible(!menuVisible()); } }"></div>
        Currently selected menu item is: <b data-bind="text: text"></b>
See Also
  • To learn how to create widgets in detail, refer to the Create a Widget article.
  • The dxSlideOut widget is related to the Collection Containers category. So read an overview of the features that are common for collection container widgets in the Common Tasks topic of the Collection Containers article.
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An object defining configuration options for the dxSlideOut widget.


This section describes members used to manipulate the widget.


This section describes events fired by this component.

Default Item Template

This section lists the data source fields that are used in a default template for dxSlideOut items.

By default, a predefined item template is applied to display items of DevExtreme collection widgets. This template is based on certain fields of the data source provided for a widget. Below is the list of the fields that take part in a default item template for the dxSlideOut widget. If the default item template is not appropriate for your task, implement a custom item template based on these or other fields of your data source. For details refer to the Customize Widget Item Appearance topic.