Latest 1.5.8
License MIT
Platforms ios 5.0
Frameworks QuartzCore

A slide menu done right.


  • You can use ARC or not, this library supports both
  • iOS 5.0+


  • Drop lib/NVSlideMenuController/NVSlideMenuController.{h|m} in your project
  • Add QuartzCore.framework

Create a slide menu

UIViewController *menuViewController = ... ; // Your menu view controller
UIViewController *contentViewController = ... ; // The initial content view controller (home page ?)

NVSlideMenuController *slideMenuController = [[NVSlideMenuController alloc] initWithMenuViewController:menuViewController andContentViewController:contentViewController];

self.window.rootViewController = slideMenuController; // Assuming you are in app delegate did finish launching

Change & show new content from the menu

// Inside your menuViewController
UIViewController *newContentViewController = ... ; // Create & configure your new content view controller (as usual)
[self.slideMenuController closeMenuBehindContentViewController:newContentViewController animated:YES completion:nil];

NVSlideMenuController callbacks

The library provides 4 methods through a UIViewController category.
You can override them to manage the slide in/out of the content view controller. It is best described by the provided demo app.

@interface UIViewController (NVSlideMenuControllerCallbacks)

- (void)viewWillSlideIn:(BOOL)animated inSlideMenuController:(NVSlideMenuController *)slideMenuController;
- (void)viewDidSlideIn:(BOOL)animated inSlideMenuController:(NVSlideMenuController *)slideMenuController;
- (void)viewWillSlideOut:(BOOL)animated inSlideMenuController:(NVSlideMenuController *)slideMenuController;
- (void)viewDidSlideOut:(BOOL)animated inSlideMenuController:(NVSlideMenuController *)slideMenuController;


Change the slide direction

You can specify the slide direction by setting the slideDirection property to NVSlideMenuControllerSlideFromLeftToRight
or NVSlideMenuControllerSlideFromRightToLeft. The views will update accordingly if needed (look at the demo app for a taste).
You can also animate the change.

// Inside your view controller (menu or content)
[self.slideMenuController setSlideDirection:NVSlideMenuControllerSlideFromRightToLeft animated:YES];
// or more simply...
self.slideMenuController.slideDirection = NVSlideMenuControllerSlideFromRightToLeft; // this one will not animate

Enable/Disable the pan gesture

You could need to disable the pan gesture, for example when your content view controller has a table view with reorder control (see issue #2).

// For example when your view controller enter in editing mode
- (void)setEditing:(BOOL)editing animated:(BOOL)animated
    [super setEditing:editing animated:animated];

    if (editing)
        self.slideMenuController.panGestureEnabled = NO;

For more have a look at the demo app ;-]


Nicolas VERINAUD (@nverinaud)


Released under the MIT License. For more see

Latest podspec

    "name": "NVSlideMenuController",
    "version": "1.5.8",
    "summary": "A slide menu done right for iOS.",
    "homepage": "",
    "license": "MIT",
    "authors": {
        "Nicolas VERINAUD": "[email protected]"
    "source": {
        "git": "",
        "tag": "v1.5.8"
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "5.0"
    "source_files": [
    "frameworks": "QuartzCore",
    "requires_arc": false

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