Getting Started with Navigation Drawer

NOTE
Before you start the tutorial, ensure DevExtreme is installed in your Angular, Vue, React, or jQuery application.

The Drawer is a dismissible or permanently visible panel that you can use for navigation in responsive web application layouts.

DevExtreme supplies application templates for Angular, Vue, and React. They implement a responsive layout that uses the Drawer. You can use these templates instead of following the tutorial. Refer to the articles below for more information:

If the templates are unsuitable or you use jQuery, follow the instructions in this tutorial. The tutorial creates a Drawer that allows a user to switch between pages. Users can click a button on a toolbar to open and close the Drawer.

Refer to the sections below for details on each configuration step. You can also find the full code in the following GitHub repository: getting-started-with-drawer.

Create the Drawer

To create the Drawer component, you need to specify its content template. The image below shows the difference between Drawer and view content:

DevExtreme HTML5 JavaScript Drawer

Wrap the view in the Drawer in HTML markup. Then, specify a template for the Drawer's content.

It is important to specify the Drawer's height and width. Alternatively, if you implement a UI component within the Drawer component's content, you can specify the component's width property and set the view's height. The Drawer's height automatically adjusts to the view's height in this case. Refer to the following topic for details: Implement Navigation.

NOTE
You cannot set the Drawer's height or width as a percentage.

This tutorial uses the width CSS property of the Drawer's nested HTML element and specifies the component's height property.

You can also specify the minSize property to make the Drawer partially visible when it is closed.

jQuery
index.html
index.js
index.css
<html>
    <head>
        <!-- ... -->
        <script type="text/javascript" src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.1.min.js"></script>
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdn3.devexpress.com/jslib/22.2.4/css/dx.light.css">
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="index.css">
        <script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdn3.devexpress.com/jslib/22.2.4/js/dx.all.js"></script>
        <script type="text/javascript" src="index.js"></script>
    </head>
    <body>
        <div id="drawer">
            <div id="view">View content</div>
        </div>
    </body>
</html>
$(function() {
    $("#drawer").dxDrawer({
        template: function(e) {
            return $("<div style='width: 150px'>Drawer content</div>");
        },
        height: 250,
        minSize: 37
    });
});
.dx-overlay-content {
    background-color: lightgray;
}
#view {
    margin-left: 10px;
    margin-top: 10px;
}
Angular
app.component.html
app.component.ts
app.module.ts
app.component.css
<dx-drawer
    template="template"
    [height]="250"
    [minSize]="37">
    <div *dxTemplate="let data of 'template'">
        <div style="width: 150px">Drawer content</div>
    </div>
    <div>View content</div>
</dx-drawer>
import { Component } from "@angular/core";

@Component({
    selector: 'app-root',
    templateUrl: './app.component.html',
    styleUrls: ['./app.component.css']
})

export class AppComponent {

}
import { BrowserModule } from "@angular/platform-browser";
import { NgModule } from "@angular/core";
import { AppComponent } from "./app.component";

import { DxDrawerModule } from "devextreme-angular";

@NgModule({
    declarations: [
        AppComponent
    ],
    imports: [
        BrowserModule,
        DxDrawerModule
    ],
    providers: [],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }
::ng-deep .dx-overlay-content {
    background-color: lightgray;
}
::ng-deep #view {
    margin-left: 10px;
    margin-top: 10px;
}
Vue
App.vue
<template>
    <div>
        <DxDrawer
            :minSize="37"
            :height="250"
            template="list">
            <template #list>
                <div style="width: 150px">Drawer content</div>
            </template>
            <div id="view">
                <div>View content</div>
            </div>
        </DxDrawer>
    </div>
</template>

<script>
import DxDrawer from 'devextreme-vue/drawer';

export default {
    components: {
        DxDrawer
    }
};
</script>

<style>
.dx-overlay-content {
    background-color: lightgray;
}
#view {
    margin-left: 10px;
    margin-top: 10px;
}
</style>
React
NavigationDrawer.js
NavigationDrawer.css
App.js
import React from "react";

import "devextreme/dist/css/dx.light.css";
import "./NavigationDrawer.css";

import { Drawer } from "devextreme-react/drawer";

function NavigationDrawer() {
    return (
        <div>
            <Drawer
                minSize={37}
                height={250}
                render={ () => <div style={{width: 150 + "px"}}>Drawer content</div> }
                <div>View content</div>
            </Drawer>
        </div>
    );
}

export default NavigationDrawer;
.dx-overlay-content {
    background-color: lightgray;
}
#view {
    margin-left: 10px;
    margin-top: 10px;
}
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.light.css';
import './App.css';
import NavigationDrawer from "./components/NavigationDrawer";

function App() {
    return (
        <div>
            <NavigationDrawer />
        </div>
    );
}

export default App;
ASP.NET MVC Controls
_Layout.cshtml
Site.css
@(Html.DevExtreme().Drawer()
    .ID("layout-drawer")
    .Height(250)
    .MinSize(37)
    .Template(@<text><div style="width: 150px">Drawer content</div></text>)
    .Content(@<text><div id=".drawer-view-content">View content</div></text>)
)
.dx-overlay-content {
    background-color: lightgray;
}

.drawer-view-content {
    margin-left: 10px;
    margin-top: 10px;
}

If you run the code, you can see a partially visible Drawer and a view that displays View content.

NOTE
The Drawer UI component is not designed to contain another Drawer. Do not use nested Drawers to avoid possible issues in your application.

Open and Close the Drawer

Depending on the library or framework you use, call the toggle() method or bind the opened property to a component property.

In the following code, a toolbar button outside the Drawer opens and closes it:

jQuery
index.js
index.html
style.css
$(function() {
    const drawer = $("#drawer").dxDrawer({ 
        // ... 
    }).dxDrawer("instance");
    $("#toolbar").dxToolbar({
        items: [{
            widget: "dxButton",
            location: "before",
            options: {
                icon: "menu",
                onClick: function() {
                    drawer.toggle();
                }
            }
        }]
    });
})
<div id="toolbar"></div>
<div id="drawer">
    <div id="view">View content</div>
</div>
/* ... */
#toolbar {
    background-color: rgba(191, 191, 191, .15);
    padding: 5px 10px;
}
.dx-toolbar-button .dx-button {
    background-color: rgba(191, 191, 191, -0.15);
    border: none;
}
.dx-toolbar-button > .dx-toolbar-item-content {
    margin-left: -7px;
}
Angular
app.component.html
app.component.ts
app.module.ts
app.component.css
<dx-toolbar id="toolbar">
    <dxi-item 
        widget="dxButton"
        [options]="buttonOptions"
        location="before">
    </dxi-item>
</dx-toolbar>
<dx-drawer ...
    [(opened)]="isDrawerOpen">
    <div>View content</div>
</dx-drawer>
import { Component } from "@angular/core";

@Component({
    selector: 'app-root',
    templateUrl: './app.component.html',
    styleUrls: ['./app.component.css']
})

export class AppComponent {
    isDrawerOpen: Boolean = false;
    buttonOptions: any = {
        icon: "menu",
        onClick: () => {
            this.isDrawerOpen = !this.isDrawerOpen;
        }
    }
}
// ...
import { DxDrawerModule, DxToolbarModule } from "devextreme-angular";

@NgModule({
    declarations: [
        AppComponent
    ],
    imports: [
        // ...
        DxDrawerModule,
        DxToolbarModule,
    ],
    providers: [],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }
/* ... */
::ng-deep #toolbar {
    background-color: rgba(191, 191, 191, .15);
    padding: 5px 10px;
}
::ng-deep .dx-toolbar-button .dx-button {
    background-color: rgba(191, 191, 191, -0.15);
    border: none;
}
::ng-deep .dx-toolbar-button > .dx-toolbar-item-content {
    margin-left: -7px;
}
Vue
App.vue
<template>
    <div>
        <DxToolbar id="toolbar">
            <DxItem
                widget="dxButton"
                :options="buttonOptions"
                location="before"
            />
        </DxToolbar>
        <DxDrawer ...
            v-model:opened="isDrawerOpen">
            <!-- ... -->
        </DxDrawer>
    </div>
</template>

<script>
// ...
import DxToolbar, { DxItem } from 'devextreme-vue/toolbar';

export default {
    components: {
        // ...
        DxToolbar,
        DxItem
    },
    data() {
        return {
            buttonOptions: {
                icon: "menu",
                onClick: () => {
                    this.isDrawerOpen = !this.isDrawerOpen;
                }
            },
            isDrawerOpen: false
        };
    }
};
</script>

<style>
/* ... */
#toolbar {
    background-color: rgba(191, 191, 191, 0.15);
    padding: 5px 10px;
}
.dx-toolbar-button .dx-button {
    background-color: rgba(191, 191, 191, -0.15);
    border: none;
}
.dx-toolbar-button > .dx-toolbar-item-content {
    margin-left: -7px;
}
</style>
React
NavigationDrawer.js
NavigationDrawer.css
// ...
import React, { useState, useMemo, useCallback } from "react";
import { Drawer } from "devextreme-react/drawer";
import { Toolbar, Item } from "devextreme-react/toolbar";

function NavigationDrawer() {
    const [isOpened, setState] = useState(false);
    const buttonOptions = useMemo(() => {
        return {
            icon: "menu",
            onClick: () => {
                setState(!isOpened);
            }
        };
    }, [isOpened]);

    return (
        <div>
            <Toolbar id="toolbar">
                <Item 
                    widget="dxButton" 
                    options={this.buttonOptions} 
                    location="before" />
            </Toolbar>
            <Drawer ...
                opened={isOpened} >
                <div>View content</div>
            </Drawer>
        </div>
    );
}

export default NavigationDrawer;
/* ... */
#toolbar {
    background-color: rgba(191, 191, 191, .15);
    padding: 5px 10px;
}
.dx-toolbar-button .dx-button {
    background-color: rgba(191, 191, 191, -0.15);
    border: none;
}
.dx-toolbar-button > .dx-toolbar-item-content {
    margin-left: -7px;
}
ASP.NET MVC Controls
_Layout.cshtml
Site.css
@(Html.DevExtreme().Toolbar()
    .ID("layout-toolbar")
    .Items(items =>{
        items.Add().Widget(w => w.Button()
            .Icon("menu")
            .OnClick("button_clickHandler")
        ).Location(ToolbarItemLocation.Before);
    })
)
@(Html.DevExtreme().Drawer()
    .ID("layout-drawer")
    // ...
)

<script type="text/javascript">
    function button_clickHandler() {
        const drawer = $("#layout-drawer").dxDrawer("instance");
        drawer.toggle();
    }
</script>
/* ... */
#layout-toolbar {
    background-color: rgba(191, 191, 191, .15);
    padding: 5px 10px;
}

#layout-toolbar .dx-toolbar-button .dx-button {
    background-color: rgba(191, 191, 191, -0.15);
    border: none;
}

#layout-toolbar .dx-toolbar-button > .dx-toolbar-item-content {
    margin-left: -7px;
}

Implement Navigation

The Drawer is designed to contain navigation items. If they should nest other items, use the TreeView UI component to implement navigation. Otherwise, use the List, as this tutorial does.

Each list item should navigate to a different view. To implement this, follow the steps below:

jQuery
  1. Enable item selection

    Set the selectionMode to "single". If you use the TreeView, also set the selectByClick property to true.

  2. Navigate to a view when selection is changed

    In the onSelectionChanged event handler, load the new view and hide the Drawer.

index.js
index.html
style.css
pages/inbox.html
pages/sent-mail.html
pages/trash.html
pages/spam.html
$(function() {
    // Loads the initial page
    $("#view" ).load( "./pages/inbox.html" );

    const drawer = $("#drawer").dxDrawer({
        // ...
        template: function(e) {
            const $list = $("<div/>").dxList({
                items: [
                    { id: 1, text: "Inbox", icon: "message", path: "inbox" },
                    { id: 2, text: "Sent Mail", icon: "check", path: "sent-mail" },
                    { id: 3, text: "Trash", icon: "trash", path: "trash" },
                    { id: 4, text: "Spam", icon: "mention", path: "spam" }
                ],
                width: 200,
                selectionMode: "single",
                onSelectionChanged: function(e) {
                    $("#view").load( "./pages/" + e.addedItems[0].path + ".html" );
                    drawer.hide();
                }
            });
            return $list;
        }
    }).dxDrawer("instance");
})
<div id="toolbar"></div>
<div id="drawer">
    <div id="view"></div>
</div>
/* ... */
.dx-list-item-icon {
    margin-right: 10px;
}
<div>Inbox</div>
<div>Sent Mail</div>
<div>Trash</div>
<div>Spam</div>
Angular
  1. Configure routing

    Specify routes and set up the router in the AppRountingModule.

  2. Define an itemTemplate

    Specify the elements that the template should render and wrap them in an element with the RouterLink directive. In the code below, the "links" itemTemplate renders an icon and text.

  3. Enable item selection

    Set the selectionMode to "single". If you use the TreeView, also set the selectByClick property to true. In the onSelectionChanged event handler, close the Drawer.

app.component.html
app.component.ts
app.component.css
app-routing.module.ts
app.module.ts
inbox.component.ts
sent-mail.component.ts
spam.component.ts
trash.component.ts
<dx-drawer ... >
    <div *dxTemplate="let data of 'template'">
        <dx-list
            [items]="navigation"
            [width]="200"
            selectionMode="single"
            (onSelectionChanged)="this.isDrawerOpen = false"
            itemTemplate="links">
            <div *dxTemplate="let link of 'links'">
                <a [routerLink]="['/' + link.path]">
                    <div>
                        <div class="dx-list-item-icon-container">
                            <i class="dx-icon dx-list-item-icon dx-icon-{{link.icon}}"></i>
                        </div>
                        <span>{{ link.text }}</span>
                    </div>
                </a>
            </div>
        </dx-list>
    </div>
    <div id="view">
        <router-outlet></router-outlet>
    </div>
</dx-drawer>
import { Component } from "@angular/core";

@Component({
    selector: 'app-root',
    templateUrl: './app.component.html',
    styleUrls: ['./app.component.css']
})
export class AppComponent {
    navigation: any[] = [
        { id: 1, text: "Inbox", icon: "message", path: "inbox" },
        { id: 2, text: "Sent Mail", icon: "check", path: "sent-mail" },
        { id: 3, text: "Trash", icon: "trash", path: "trash" },
        { id: 4, text: "Spam", icon: "mention", path: "spam" }
    ];
    isDrawerOpen: Boolean = false;
}
/* ... */
::ng-deep .dx-list-item-icon {
    margin-right: 10px;
}
import { NgModule } from "@angular/core";
import { Routes, RouterModule } from "@angular/router";
import { InboxComponent } from "./views/inbox.component";
import { SentMailComponent } from "./views/sent-mail.component";
import { TrashComponent } from "./views/trash.component";
import { SpamComponent } from "./views/spam.component";

const routes: Routes = [
    { path: '', redirectTo: '/inbox', pathMatch: 'full' },
    { path: 'inbox', component: InboxComponent },
    { path: 'sent-mail', component: SentMailComponent },
    { path: 'trash', component: TrashComponent },
    { path: 'spam', component: SpamComponent },
];

@NgModule({
    imports: [RouterModule.forRoot(routes)],
    exports: [RouterModule],
    declarations: [
        InboxComponent,
        SentMailComponent,
        TrashComponent,
        SpamComponent
    ]
})
export class AppRoutingModule { }
import { AppRoutingModule } from "./app-routing.module";
import { DxDrawerModule, DxToolbarModule, DxListModule } from "devextreme-angular";
// ...
@NgModule({
    declarations: [
        AppComponent
    ],
    imports: [
        // ...
        AppRoutingModule,
        DxDrawerModule,
        DxToolbarModule,
        DxListModule
    ],
    providers: [],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }
import { Component } from "@angular/core";

@Component({
    selector: 'app-inbox',
    template: '<div>Inbox</div>'
})
export class InboxComponent { constructor() { } }
import { Component } from "@angular/core";

@Component({
    selector: 'app-sent-mail',
    template: '<div>Sent Mail</div>'
})
export class SentMailComponent { constructor() { } }
import { Component } from "@angular/core";

@Component({
    selector: 'app-spam',
    template: '<div>Spam</div>'
})
export class SpamComponent { constructor() { } }
import { Component } from "@angular/core";

@Component({
    selector: 'app-trash',
    template: '<div>Trash</div>'
})
export class TrashComponent { constructor() { } }
Vue
  1. Install Vue Router

    npm install vue-router
  2. Configure routing

    Specify routes and set up the router in the main.js file.

  3. Define an itemTemplate

    Specify the elements that the template should render and wrap them in a <router-link> component. In the code below, the "links" itemTemplate renders an icon and text.

  4. Enable item selection

    Set the selectionMode to "single". If you use the TreeView, also set the selectByClick property to true. In the onSelectionChanged event handler, close the Drawer.

NavigationList.vue
App.vue
main.js
InboxItem.vue
SentMail.vue
SpamItem.vue
TrashItem.vue
<template>
    <DxList
        :width="200"
        selection-mode="single"
        :items="navigation"
        item-template="links"
        @selection-changed="navigate">
        <template #links="{ data }">
            <div>
                <router-link :to="'/' + data.path">
                    <div>
                        <div class="dx-list-item-icon-container">
                            <i class="dx-icon dx-list-item-icon" :class="'dx-icon-' + data.icon"></i>
                        </div>
                        <span>{{ data.text }}</span>
                    </div>
                </router-link>
            </div>
        </template>
    </DxList>
</template>
<script>
import { DxList } from "devextreme-vue/list";

export default {
    components: {
        DxList
    },
    data() {
        const navigation = [
            { id: 1, text: "Inbox", icon: "message", path: "inbox" },
            { id: 2, text: "Sent Mail", icon: "check", path: "sent-mail" },
            { id: 3, text: "Trash", icon: "trash", path: "trash" },
            { id: 4, text: "Spam", icon: "mention", path: "spam" }
        ];
        return {
            navigation
        };
    },
    methods: {
        navigate() {
            this.$emit('navigated');
        }
    }
}
</script>
<template>
    <div>
        <!-- ... -->
        <DxDrawer ...
            template="list">
            <template #list>
                <NavigationList
                    @navigated="isDrawerOpen = false"
                />
            </template>
            <div id="view">
                <router-view></router-view>
            </div>
        </DxDrawer>
    </div>
</template>

<script>
// ...
import NavigationList from './components/NavigationList.vue';

export default {
    components: {
        // ...
        NavigationList
    },
    // ...
};
</script>

<style>
/* ... */
.dx-list-item-icon {
    margin-right: 10px;
}
</style>
import { createApp, h } from 'vue';
import { createRouter, createWebHashHistory } from 'vue-router';
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.light.css';
import App from './App.vue';
import InboxItemComponent from "./components/InboxItem.vue";
import SentMailComponent from "./components/SentMail.vue";
import TrashItemComponent from "./components/TrashItem.vue";
import SpamItemComponent from "./components/SpamItem.vue";

const routes = [
    { path: "", redirect: "/inbox-item" },
    { path: "/inbox-item", component: InboxItemComponent },
    { path: "/sent-mail", component: SentMailComponent },
    { path: "/trash-item", component: TrashItemComponent },
    { path: "/spam-item", component: SpamItemComponent }
];

const router = createRouter({
    history: createWebHashHistory(),
    routes,
})

const app  = createApp({
    render: ()=>h(App)
});

app.use(router);

app.mount('#app');
<template>
    <div>Inbox</div>
</template>

<script>
export default {}
</script>
<template>
    <div>Sent mail</div>
</template>

<script>
export default {}
</script>
<template>
    <div>Spam</div>
</template>

<script>
export default {}
</script>
<template>
    <div>Trash</div>
</template>

<script>
export default {}
</script>
React
  1. Install React Router

    npm install react-router-dom
  2. Configure routing

    Wrap the entire App component in a BrowserRouter in the index.js. Define Routes within the Drawer markup in the NavigationDrawer component.

  3. Define the itemRender function

    Specify the elements that the function should render and wrap them in a Link. In the code below, the renderItem function renders an icon and text.

  4. Enable item selection

    Set the selectionMode to "single". If you use the TreeView, also set the selectByClick property to true. In the onSelectionChanged event handler, close the Drawer.

index.js
NavigationDrawer.js
NavigationList.js
NavigationDrawer.css
views/Inbox.js
views/SentMail.js
views/Spam.js
views/Trash.js
import React from 'react';
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom/client';
import { BrowserRouter } from "react-router-dom";
import './index.css';
import App from './App';

const root = ReactDOM.createRoot(document.getElementById('root'));
root.render(
    <BrowserRouter>
        <App />
    </BrowserRouter>
);
// ...
import { Routes, Route } from 'react-router-dom'; 

import NavigationList from "./NavigationList";
import Inbox from "../views/Inbox";
import Trash from "../views/Trash";
import SentMail from "../views/SentMail";
import Spam from "../views/Spam";

function NavigationDrawer() {
    // ...
    const renderList = useCallback(() => {
        const stateHandler = (newState) => setState(newState);
        return (
            <NavigationList stateHandler={stateHandler} />
        );
    }, []);

    return (
        <div>
            { /* ... */ }
            <Drawer ...
                render={renderList}>
                <div id="view">
                    <Routes>
                        <Route exact path="views/inbox" element={<Inbox />} />
                        <Route path="views/sent-mail" element={<SentMail />} />
                        <Route path="views/spam" element={<Spam />} />
                        <Route path="views/trash" element={<Trash />} />
                    </Routes>
                </div>
            </Drawer>
        </div>
    );
}

export default NavigationDrawer;
import React, { useCallback } from "react";
import List from "devextreme-react/list";
import { Link } from "react-router-dom";

const navigation = [
    { id: 1, text: "Inbox", icon: "message", path: "views/inbox" },
    { id: 2, text: "Sent Mail", icon: "check", path: "views/sent-mail" },
    { id: 3, text: "Trash", icon: "trash", path: "views/trash" },
    { id: 4, text: "Spam", icon: "mention", path: "views/spam" }
];

function NavigationList(props){
    const closeDrawer = () => {
        props.stateHandler(false);
    }

    const renderItem = useCallback((data) => {
        return (
            <div>
                <Link to={'/' + data.path}>
                    <div>
                        <div className="dx-list-item-icon-container">
                            <i className={`dx-icon dx-list-item-icon dx-icon-${data.icon}`}/>
                        </div>
                        <span>{data.text}</span>
                    </div>
                </Link>
            </div>
        );
    }, []);

    return (
        <div>
            <List
                items={navigation}
                width={200}
                selectionMode="single"
                onSelectionChanged={closeDrawer}
                itemRender={renderItem}
            />
        </div>
    );

}

export default NavigationList;
/* ... */
.dx-list-item-icon {
    margin-right: 10px;
}
import React from "react";

function Inbox(){
    return (
        <div>Inbox</div>
    );
}
export default Inbox;
import React from "react";

function SentMail(){
    return (
        <div>Sent Mail</div>
    );
}
export default SentMail;
import React from "react";

function Spam(){
    return (
        <div>Spam</div>
    );
}
export default Spam;
import React from "react";

function Trash(){
    return (
        <div>Trash</div>
    );
}
export default Trash;
ASP.NET MVC Controls
  1. Enable item selection

    Set the selectionMode to "single". If you use the TreeView, also set the selectByClick property to true.

  2. Navigate to a view when selection is changed

    In the onSelectionChanged event handler, load the new view and hide the Drawer.

_Layout.cshtml
HomeController.cs
Site.css
Index.cshtml
Deleted.cshtml
Sent.cshtml
Spam.cshtml
@(Html.DevExtreme().Toolbar()
    // ...
)
@(Html.DevExtreme().Drawer()
    .ID("layout-drawer")   
    .Template(@<text>
        @(Html.DevExtreme().List()
            .Width(200)
            .OnInitialized("list_onInitialized")
            .Items(items => {
                items.Add().Text("Inbox").Icon("message").Option("path", @Url.Action("Index"));
                items.Add().Text("Sent Mail").Icon("check").Option("path", @Url.Action("Sent"));
                items.Add().Text("Deleted").Icon("trash").Option("path", @Url.Action("Deleted"));
                items.Add().Text("Spam").Icon("mention").Option("path", @Url.Action("Spam"));
            })
            .KeyExpr("path")
            .SelectionMode(ListSelectionMode.Single)
            .OnSelectionChanged("list_onSelectionChanged")
        )
    </text>)
    .Content(@<text>@RenderBody()</text>)
)

<script type="text/javascript">
    function button_clickHandler() {
        // ...
        sessionStorage.setItem("isDrawerOpen", JSON.stringify(drawer.option("opened")));
    }

    function list_onSelectionChanged(e) {
        const drawer = $("#layout-drawer").dxDrawer("instance");
        drawer.hide();
        sessionStorage.setItem("isDrawerOpen", JSON.stringify(drawer.option("opened")));
        document.location.pathname = e.addedItems[0].path;
    }

    function list_onInitialized(e) {
        const t = "@Url.Action()";
        e.component.option("selectedItemKeys", [ "@Url.Action()" ])
    }
</script>
using System.Web.Mvc;

namespace DevExtremeApp.Controllers {
    public class HomeController : Controller {
        public ActionResult Index() {
            return View();
        }

        public ActionResult Deleted() {
            return View();
        }

        public ActionResult Sent() {
            return View();
        }

        public ActionResult Spam() {
            return View();
        }
    }
}
/* ... */
#layout-toolbar .dx-list-item-icon {
    margin-right: 10px;
}
<div class="drawer-view-content">Inbox</div>
<div class="drawer-view-content">Deleted</div>
<div class="drawer-view-content">Sent</div>
<div class="drawer-view-content">Spam</div>

Run the code, open the Drawer, and click its items to change the views.

Configure the Reveal Behavior

When you open the Drawer, it can slide in or expand from the closed position. Use the revealMode property to specify this behavior.

jQuery
index.js
$(function() {
    const drawer = $("#drawer").dxDrawer({
        // ...
        revealMode: "expand"
    }).dxDrawer("instance");
})
Angular
app.component.html
<dx-drawer ...
    revealMode="expand">
</dx-drawer>
Vue
App.vue
<template>
    <div>
        <!-- ... -->
        <DxDrawer ...
            reveal-mode="expand">
            <!-- ... -->
        </DxDrawer>
    </div>
</template>

<script>
// ...
</script>
React
NavigationDrawer.js
// ...
function NavigationDrawer() {
    // ...
    return (
        <div>
            { /* ... */ }
            <Drawer ...
                revealMode="expand" >
            </Drawer>
        </div>
    );
}

export default NavigationDrawer;
ASP.NET MVC Controls
_Layout.cshtml
@(Html.DevExtreme().Drawer()
    .ID("layout-drawer")   
    .RevealMode(DrawerRevealMode.Expand)
)

Run the code and open the Drawer. You should see that the UI component gets wider, but its content stays in place, creating an impression that the Drawer expands.

Configure Interaction with the View

When the Drawer opens, it can overlap, shrink, or partially displace the view, depending on the openedStateMode property:

jQuery
index.js
$(function() {
    const drawer = $("#drawer").dxDrawer({
        // ...
        openedStateMode: "overlap"
    }).dxDrawer("instance");
})
Angular
app.component.html
<dx-drawer ...
    openedStateMode="overlap">
</dx-drawer>
Vue
App.vue
<template>
    <div>
        <!-- ... -->
        <DxDrawer ...
            opened-state-mode="overlap">
            <!-- ... -->
        </DxDrawer>
    </div>
</template>

<script>
// ...
</script>
React
NavigationDrawer.js
// ...
function NavigationDrawer() {
    // ...
    return (
        <div>
            { /* ... */ }
            <Drawer ...
                openedStateMode="overlap" >
            </Drawer>
        </div>
    );
}

export default NavigationDrawer;
ASP.NET MVC Controls
_Layout.cshtml
@(Html.DevExtreme().Drawer()
    .ID("layout-drawer")   
    .OpenedStateMode(DrawerOpenedStateMode.Overlap)
)

Run the code, open the Drawer and you should see that it overlaps the view's text.

Change the Position

You can use the position property to anchor the Drawer to any side of the view. In this tutorial, the Drawer is in its default position (left).

For more information about the Drawer, explore the following resources: