iOS 7/8 style side menu with parallax effect.

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iOS 7/8 style side menu with parallax effect inspired by Dribbble shots (first and second).

Since version 4.0 you can add menu view controllers on both left and right sides of your content view controller.

RESideMenu Screenshot

RESideMenu Screenshot


  • Xcode 6 or higher
  • Apple LLVM compiler
  • iOS 6.0 or higher
  • ARC


Build and run the RESideMenuExample project in Xcode to see RESideMenu in action. For storyboards integration demo, build and run RESideMenuStoryboardsExample.



The recommended approach for installating RESideMenu is via the CocoaPods package manager, as it provides flexible dependency management and dead simple installation. For best results, it is recommended that you install via CocoaPods >= 0.28.0 using Git >= 1.8.0 installed via Homebrew.

Install CocoaPods if not already available:

$ [sudo] gem install cocoapods
$ pod setup

Change to the directory of your Xcode project:

$ cd /path/to/MyProject
$ touch Podfile
$ edit Podfile

Edit your Podfile and add RESideMenu:

platform :ios, '6.0'
pod 'RESideMenu', '~> 4.0.7'

Install into your Xcode project:

$ pod install

Open your project in Xcode from the .xcworkspace file (not the usual project file)

$ open MyProject.xcworkspace

Please note that if your installation fails, it may be because you are installing with a version of Git lower than CocoaPods is expecting. Please ensure that you are running Git >= 1.8.0 by executing git --version. You can get a full picture of the installation details by executing pod install --verbose.

Manual Install

All you need to do is drop RESideMenu files into your project, and add #include "RESideMenu.h" to the top of classes that will use it.

Example Usage

In your AppDelegate's - (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:(NSDictionary *)launchOptions create the view controller and assign content and menu view controllers.

// Create content and menu controllers
DEMONavigationController *navigationController = [[DEMONavigationController alloc] initWithRootViewController:[[DEMOHomeViewController alloc] init]];
DEMOLeftMenuViewController *leftMenuViewController = [[DEMOLeftMenuViewController alloc] init];
DEMORightMenuViewController *rightMenuViewController = [[DEMORightMenuViewController alloc] init];

// Create side menu controller
RESideMenu *sideMenuViewController = [[RESideMenu alloc] initWithContentViewController:navigationController
sideMenuViewController.backgroundImage = [UIImage imageNamed:@"Stars"];

// Make it a root controller
self.window.rootViewController = sideMenuViewController;

Present the menu view controller:

[self.sideMenuViewController presentLeftMenuViewController];


[self.sideMenuViewController presentRightMenuViewController];

Switch content view controllers:

#import <RESideMenu/RESideMenu.h>


[self.sideMenuViewController setContentViewController:viewController animated:YES];
[self.sideMenuViewController hideMenuViewController];

Storyboards Example

  1. Create a subclass of RESideMenu. In this example we call it DEMORootViewController.
  2. In the Storyboard designate the root view's owner as DEMORootViewController.
  3. Make sure to #import "RESideMenu.h" in DEMORootViewController.h.
  4. Add more view controllers to your Storyboard, and give them identifiers "leftMenuViewController", "rightMenuViewController" and "contentViewController". Note that in the new XCode the identifier is called "Storyboard ID" and can be found in the Identity inspector.
  5. Add a method awakeFromNib to DEMORootViewController.m with the following code:
- (void)awakeFromNib
    self.contentViewController = [self.storyboard instantiateViewControllerWithIdentifier:@"contentViewController"];
    self.leftMenuViewController = [self.storyboard instantiateViewControllerWithIdentifier:@"leftMenuViewController"];
    self.rightMenuViewController = [self.storyboard instantiateViewControllerWithIdentifier:@"rightMenuViewController"];


You can customize the following properties of RESideMenu:

@property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) NSTimeInterval animationDuration;
@property (strong, readwrite, nonatomic) UIImage *backgroundImage;
@property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) BOOL panGestureEnabled;
@property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) BOOL panFromEdge;
@property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) NSUInteger panMinimumOpenThreshold;
@property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) BOOL interactivePopGestureRecognizerEnabled;
@property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) BOOL scaleContentView;
@property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) BOOL scaleBackgroundImageView;
@property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) BOOL scaleMenuView;
@property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) BOOL contentViewShadowEnabled;
@property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) UIColor *contentViewShadowColor;
@property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) CGSize contentViewShadowOffset;
@property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) CGFloat contentViewShadowOpacity;
@property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) CGFloat contentViewShadowRadius;
@property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) CGFloat contentViewScaleValue;
@property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) CGFloat contentViewInLandscapeOffsetCenterX;
@property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) CGFloat contentViewInPortraitOffsetCenterX;
@property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) CGFloat parallaxMenuMinimumRelativeValue;
@property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) CGFloat parallaxMenuMaximumRelativeValue;
@property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) CGFloat parallaxContentMinimumRelativeValue;
@property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) CGFloat parallaxContentMaximumRelativeValue;
@property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) CGAffineTransform menuViewControllerTransformation;
@property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) BOOL parallaxEnabled;
@property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) BOOL bouncesHorizontally;
@property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) UIStatusBarStyle menuPreferredStatusBarStyle;
@property (assign, readwrite, nonatomic) BOOL menuPrefersStatusBarHidden;

If you set a backgroundImage, don't forget to set the Menu View Controller's background color to clear color.

You can implement RESideMenuDelegate protocol to receive the following messages:

- (void)sideMenu:(RESideMenu *)sideMenu didRecognizePanGesture:(UIPanGestureRecognizer *)recognizer;
- (void)sideMenu:(RESideMenu *)sideMenu willShowMenuViewController:(UIViewController *)menuViewController;
- (void)sideMenu:(RESideMenu *)sideMenu didShowMenuViewController:(UIViewController *)menuViewController;
- (void)sideMenu:(RESideMenu *)sideMenu willHideMenuViewController:(UIViewController *)menuViewController;
- (void)sideMenu:(RESideMenu *)sideMenu didHideMenuViewController:(UIViewController *)menuViewController;


Roman Efimov


RESideMenu is available under the MIT license.

Copyright © 2013 Roman Efimov.

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.


  • Quick swiping results in view completely disappearing

    Quick swiping results in view completely disappearing

    When quickly swiping the view controller to the right it sometimes disappears completely, leaving me with only the menu. When selecting a menu item the only thing happening is the statusbar changing color. To get the view controller back i have to shut down the app and relaunch it.

    (This is from the example project)

    Edit: I can replicate it on iOS6 and iOS7


    opened by Amnell 16
  • support right menu ? just like Facebook last version on ios7

    support right menu ? just like Facebook last version on ios7

    support right menu ? just like Facebook last version on ios7 thanks.

    opened by liufsd 12
  • "Unbalanced calls to begin/end appearance transitions for " error

    This happens when you drag the view controller horizontally to reveal the menu partly and don't go all the way but go back to the view controller. It causes the navigation view controller to not update when pushing or popping views from the main navigation view controller.

    opened by ankurp 11
  • [RootViewController re_displayController:frame:]: unrecognized selector

    [RootViewController re_displayController:frame:]: unrecognized selector

    I tried to implement storyboard version, but I'm getting exception: [RootViewController re_displayController:frame:]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x9880e10

    in RESideMenu.m, line 116. My RootViewController is subclass of RESideMenu, and I don't see any difference between my and demo project :( Do you have idea what can be wrong?

    P.S. Installed via cocoapods

    opened by mladjan 10
  • presentMenuViewController does not show the menu i case i go forward and back

    presentMenuViewController does not show the menu i case i go forward and back

    Currently i implement an eshop, so i push/pop instances of the same ViewController to navigate in products/categories.

    Each ViewController has a menuViewController (both are included to a RESide Menu). When i push and then i pop a ViewController (going back) the presentMenuViewController is not working - does not open the menu controller. Instead the scroll gesture works as expected.

    Do you have any ideas why the "programmatically way" is not working when a viewController is appeared from back stack?

    opened by mspapant 10
  • Positioning issue

    Positioning issue

    It seems that if the menu is used once the positioning of views isn't completely correct anymore. See the lines at the right and bottom of the screenshot. (Note! You can't see it against a white background like here.)

    Or did I miss anything?


    opened by heijmerikx 8
  • Project alive?

    Project alive?

    Hi @romaonthego,

    is this project still alive? There are many PR's that are currently not merged. If you need assistance please ask!



    opened by x2on 7
  • How to use this if my root view controller is a UITabBarController?

    How to use this if my root view controller is a UITabBarController?


    This is a question, not an issue. What would be the best way to approach the following structure:

    I am using storyboards and my project contains a tab bar controller, which is the root view controller of the application. The main view controller from which this side menu will be accessible contains a navigation bar (along with the tab bar).


    opened by aseemsandhu 6
  • Swift Port

    Swift Port

    Anybody interested in helping converting this fantastic iOS component to Swift? I have started converting the basic Objective-C to Swift in this branch:

    opened by SSA111 6
  • Added support for menu on both sides/right side only

    Added support for menu on both sides/right side only

    Users can now initialize a RESideMenu instance with a menu on each side, or just a menu on the right side.

    I had to make a significant amount of changes and some of the code could using optimizing, such as the gesture recognition. Feedback would be highly appreciated.

    opened by MahirEusufzai 6
  • problem with iOS 13

    problem with iOS 13

    This is not work on ios13.

    All viewDidAppear not called at all

    opened by mobileonekh 1
  • black status bar when open side menu

    black status bar when open side menu

    when I open side menu a black view appears instead of status bar only on iOS 10

    opened by AhmedOsman00 1
  • Container View's frame

    Container View's frame

    Hello Everyone Can we adjust container view's frame when left menu or right menu was opened.

    opened by cjbhojani 0
  • BUG: UI can't show full screen on iPhoneX .

    BUG: UI can't show full screen on iPhoneX .

    There's screenshot below, how should I solve this issue ? Maybe because of safe-area I guess.

    error1 error2
    opened by XiaoWuTongZhi 2
  • 完美解决RESideMenu二级界面能侧滑的bug(即在二级页面关闭侧滑菜单功能)







    [super viewWillAppear:animated];
    [[NSNotificationCenter defaultCenter] addObserver:self selector:@selector(disableRESideMenu) name:@"disableRESideMenu" object:nil];
    [[NSNotificationCenter defaultCenter] addObserver:self selector:@selector(enableRESideMenu) name:@"enableRESideMenu" object:nil];



    { self.panGestureEnabled = YES;}


    { self.panGestureEnabled = NO;}


    [[NSNotificationCenter defaultCenter] postNotificationName:@"disableRESideMenu" object:nil];



    尝试放在+(void)load方法里面,但是崩在发送通知的方法,提示找不到disableRESideMenu方法,为什么呢?因为+(void)load是类方法,不能在里面直接使用对象方法- (void)enableRESideMenu。


    opened by arr0813 0
  • If you want only one view forced landscape left orientation, others keep portrait. I need to add some code to 'RESideMenu.m'.

    If you want only one view forced landscape left orientation, others keep portrait. I need to add some code to 'RESideMenu.m'.

    The code:

    - (UIInterfaceOrientationMask)supportedInterfaceOrientations
        return [self.contentViewController supportedInterfaceOrientations];
    opened by HOWIE-CH 0
  • Changing Orientation

    Changing Orientation

    Hi, i need some help on changing the screen orientation. im not sure how to implement so that it can support landscape orientation. Currently, when i launch the project, the screen is in portrait mode, and nothing happen when i tilt the device. Thanks!

    opened by nanaberry 0
  • how to adjust safe area insets bottom for toolbar

    how to adjust safe area insets bottom for toolbar

    opened by ph4br1c3 0
  • Fix for navigation bar when scaling UINavigationController's view in iOS 11

    Fix for navigation bar when scaling UINavigationController's view in iOS 11

    Fixes #303 by adjusting safe area insets during animations

    opened by howelse 2
  • iOS11 issue on slide-over graphic..

    iOS11 issue on slide-over graphic..

    I noted the other thread with a link to a correction, but it changes the fundamental startup of my app (no proper auto-slide over of my main content view), so i am posting here with a thought, and hope for a suggest to speed up my effort:

    The graphic representing the slid-over content view seems to show the navigation bar to be down too far, about 2-5%. If somebody has an idea why, perhaps related to the new inclusion of AutoLayout in navbar/toolbars, that would be great... thanks.

    opened by wdcurry 2
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