Available for: Windows 8.1 | Windows Phone 8.1


RadSideDrawer consists of two important parts. The Main Content which is visualized by default and the Drawer which can be opened/closed from any of the four directions using a predefined transition.

Main Content

  • MainContent : Gets or sets the Main Content.
  • MainContentTemplate : Gets or sets the template of the Main Content.


  • DrawerContent : Gets or sets the content of the Drawer.
  • DrawerContentTemplate : Gets or sets the template of the Drawer.


To choose from which side of the MainContent to pop the Drawer you can use the

  • DrawerLocation property: {Left, Top, Right, Bottom}


SideDrawer supports several predefined transitions used to open/close the drawer. The transition can be changed through the

  • DrawerTransition property { SlideInOnTop, Push, Reveal, ReverseSlideOut, ScaleDownPusher, ScaleUp, SlideAlong }

Also, you can control the duration of the transition through the

  • AnimationDuration property

Drawer State

You can track the current state of the drawer through the

  • DrawerState property. {Opened, Closed, Moving}

Also, you can show/hide the Drawer programmatically through the following methods:

  • ShowDrawer()
  • HideDrawer()


The Drawer can be open/closed using a handle or through gestures. This can be controlled through the

  • DrawerManipulationMode property. You can choose between {Button, Gestures, Both}

  • TapOutsideToClose property - Gets or sets a value indicating whether the Drawer should be closed when a user taps outside the Drawer's content.

Also, you can define the touch area in pixels that will trigger the Gestures manipulations over the SideDrawer through the

  • TouchTargetThreshold property

Drawer Button

If you choose to open/close the drawer with button you can choose its position through the

  • DrawerButtonHorizontalAlignment property
  • DrawerButtonVerticalAlignment property

Also, you can change its style through the

  • DrawerButtonStyle property