SwipGesture and its Sensitivity in Xamarin Navigation Drawer (SfNavigationDrawer)

17 May 20214 minutes to read

NavigationDrawer supports swipe gesture for opening and closing the drawer.

Enabling Swipe Gesture

It can be enabled/disabled using EnableSwipeGesture property.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<ContentPage xmlns="http://xamarin.com/schemas/2014/forms" 
             xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2009/xaml" 
             xmlns:local="clr-namespace:NaviSample" 
             xmlns:navigationdrawer="clr-namespace:Syncfusion.SfNavigationDrawer.XForms;assembly=Syncfusion.SfNavigationDrawer.XForms"
             x:Class="NaviSample.MainPage">
    <navigationdrawer:SfNavigationDrawer x:Name="navigationDrawer" 
                                         EnableSwipeGesture="True">
        <navigationdrawer:SfNavigationDrawer.DrawerHeaderView>
            <Grid BackgroundColor="#1aa1d6" 
                  VerticalOptions="Center" 
                  HorizontalOptions="Center">
                <Label Text="Header view" 
                       FontSize="16" 
                       VerticalOptions="Center" 
                       HorizontalOptions="Center"/>
            </Grid>
        </navigationdrawer:SfNavigationDrawer.DrawerHeaderView>
    </navigationdrawer:SfNavigationDrawer>
</ContentPage>
navigationDrawer.EnableSwipeGesture = true;

Swipe Sensitivity

In smaller screens user may find it difficult to swipe the drawer from the edge in such cases we can increase the swipe region using TouchThreshold property. It can be set as below:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<ContentPage xmlns="http://xamarin.com/schemas/2014/forms" 
             xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2009/xaml" 
             xmlns:local="clr-namespace:NaviSample" 
             xmlns:navigationdrawer="clr-namespace:Syncfusion.SfNavigationDrawer.XForms;assembly=Syncfusion.SfNavigationDrawer.XForms"
             x:Class="NaviSample.MainPage">
    <navigationdrawer:SfNavigationDrawer x:Name="navigationDrawer" 
                                         EnableSwipeGesture="True"
                                         TouchThreshold="70">
        <navigationdrawer:SfNavigationDrawer.DrawerHeaderView>
            <Grid BackgroundColor="#1aa1d6" 
                  VerticalOptions="Center" 
                  HorizontalOptions="Center">
                <Label Text="Header view" 
                       FontSize="16" 
                       VerticalOptions="Center" 
                       HorizontalOptions="Center"/>
            </Grid>
        </navigationdrawer:SfNavigationDrawer.DrawerHeaderView>
    </navigationdrawer:SfNavigationDrawer>
</ContentPage>
navigationDrawer.TouchThreshold = 70;