Last Updated: 14 Dec 2020 08:38 by ADMIN
Pavel R. Pavlov
Created on: 07 Nov 2016 07:18
Category: SideDrawer
Type: Feature Request
SideDrawer: Allow pages to be hosted in MainContent
Currently only Views can be hosted in the MainContent. If users can host Pages the RadSideDrawer could be used as root navigation component. This will allow customers to define the RadSideDrawer once throughout the application.
Posted on: 14 Dec 2020 08:38

Hi guys,

I understand Xamarin Shell has limitations, as you mentioned UWP support - this is logged as a bug in the Xamarin.Forms github repo, you can check it here:

Still, at this point, we'll not be able to include the discussed here feature in RadSideDrawer in our planning - SideDrawer is a control placed inside a page, so hosting a page inside it would be quite a challenging scenario.  We came to the conclusion it would be a much cleaner solution to use the provided by the framework navigation structure through Shell.

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Posted on: 11 Dec 2020 20:19
Shell also doesn't work for anything on UWP...
Posted on: 01 Oct 2019 18:25


Xamarin shell is far from what you can do with SideDrawer, I tried to make a Xamarin Shell application, then fallback to Xamarin SideDrawer for (at least) the following reasons :

  • Cannot set the position of the flyout
  • Cannot display a page that is not listed in the flyout
  • Cannot change flyout item height

Definitely not as powerful as sidedrawer

Posted on: 03 Jul 2019 08:36
Hello everyone,

We wanted to give you an update on this request. Recently, Xamarin introduced a new concept called Shell, which provides very powerful navigation capabilities such as SideDrawer (called FlyoutMenu), Tabs, Search, URI navigation and more. Hence the scenario that this request was supposed to cover is already covered by the capabilities that Shell provides, which makes this request obsolete. For this reason, we will decline this request.

Documentation on how one can take advantage of it is available here:

Should you feel that there is a case that is not possible to be achieved with Shell and introducing this request could cover, please let us know. We will be keeping an eye for any future comments. 
Posted on: 04 Mar 2019 13:13
Thank you very much , i am happy 
Posted on: 04 Mar 2019 07:17
Hi Narender,

Currently this feature is in our roadmap for 2019 (you could check it here: Telerik UI for Xamarin: What's coming in 2019? and as soon as we make any considerable progress with it and have a more concrete release date, we'll update the status of this feature request item.

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Posted on: 28 Feb 2019 15:49
Can you please let us know how far have you got on this?
Posted on: 23 Oct 2018 07:03
Hi all, 

Thank you for posting your comments. We definitely have this feature in mind and we're researching how the described scenario could be enabled.
Posted on: 04 Oct 2018 21:37
Waiting for this feature
Posted on: 05 Jul 2018 09:50
Good news.
Posted on: 05 Jul 2018 08:47
Thank you , i am happpy
Posted on: 05 Jul 2018 07:38
Hello guys,

This feature is with high priority in our backlog, still at this point I cannot specify a concrete timeframe for delivering it. We will update the item as soon as we have more details.
Posted on: 09 Apr 2018 09:59
What is the Progress on this Feature ?
Posted on: 02 Apr 2018 18:40
When you can get around to including this feature, it would be wonderful.
Posted on: 02 Apr 2018 12:44
Hi guys, 

Thank you for sending your comments. Currently this feature is not in our immediate plans, however, we will definitely consider for the future releases of Telerik UI for Xamarin.
If you follow the feedback item you will be notified by email when its status changes.
Posted on: 18 May 2017 09:41
Yes, please. Implement this feature. I remember I was so disappointing when realizing this could not be done in the current version.
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Posted on: 14 May 2017 14:29
This feature would also set you apart from the stock MasterDetailPage. Since this navigation rarely changes within the lifecycle of the application, this feature will be extremely useful.
Posted on: 07 Nov 2016 07:38
This will be a great feature to implement. Will help us a lot with navigation