BLACK FRIDAY: Save 50% on all our Swift books and bundles! >>

How to add a sidebar for iPadOS

Paul Hudson    @twostraws   

Updated for Xcode 13.2

New in iOS 14

In iPadOS it’s possible to show not only a regular split view controller, but also to add a sidebar that can be shown with a button tap. In SwiftUI we accomplish this by adding a third view to a NavigationView, like this:

struct ContentView: View {
    var body: some View {
        NavigationView {
            Text("Sidebar")
            Text("Primary View")
            Text("Detail View")
        }
    }
}

Download this as an Xcode project

SwiftUI will automatically take care of showing a button to slide in your bar from the side of the screen, and also collapse it with your primary view if you’re in a compact size class.

If you’re presenting a list inside your sidebar, it’s a good idea to use the .listStyle() to give it the system-standard theme for sidebars, like this:

struct ContentView: View {
    var body: some View {
        List(1..<100) { i in
            Text("Row \(i)")
        }
        .listStyle(.sidebar)
    }
}

Download this as an Xcode project

A list of rows with no separators and a gray background.

Important: If you’re using Xcode 12 you need to use SidebarListStyle() rather than .sidebar.

Save 50% in my Black Friday sale.

SAVE 50% This Black Friday all our books and bundles are half price, so you can take your Swift knowledge further without spending big! Get the Swift Power Pack to build your iOS career faster, get the Swift Platform Pack to builds apps for macOS, watchOS, and beyond, or get the Swift Plus Pack to learn advanced design patterns, testing skills, and more.

Save 50% on all our books and bundles!

Similar solutions…

BUY OUR BOOKS
Buy Pro Swift Buy Swift Design Patterns Buy Testing Swift Buy Hacking with iOS Buy Swift Coding Challenges Buy Swift on Sundays Volume One Buy Server-Side Swift (Vapor Edition) Buy Advanced iOS Volume One Buy Advanced iOS Volume Two Buy Advanced iOS Volume Three Buy Hacking with watchOS Buy Hacking with tvOS Buy Hacking with macOS Buy Dive Into SpriteKit Buy Swift in Sixty Seconds Buy Objective-C for Swift Developers Buy Server-Side Swift (Kitura Edition) Buy Beyond Code

Was this page useful? Let us know!

Average rating: 3.6/5

 
Unknown user

You are not logged in

Log in or create account
 

Link copied to your pasteboard.