Angular Material 7 - SideNav

The <mat-sidenav>, an Angular Directive, is used to create a side navigation bar and main content panel with material design styling and animation capabilities.

  • <mat-sidenav-container> - Represents the main container.

  • <mat-sidenav-content> - Represents the content panel.

  • <mat-sidenav> - Represents the side panel.

In this chapter, we will showcase the configuration required to draw a sidenav control using Angular Material.

Create Angular Application

Follow the following steps to update the Angular application we created in Angular 6 - Project Setup chapter −

Step Description
1 Create a project with a name materialApp as explained in the Angular 6 - Project Setup chapter.
2 Modify app.module.ts, app.component.ts, app.component.css and app.component.html as explained below. Keep rest of the files unchanged.
3 Compile and run the application to verify the result of the implemented logic.

Following is the content of the modified module descriptor app.module.ts.

import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import {BrowserAnimationsModule} from '@angular/platform-browser/animations';
import {MatSidenavModule} from '@angular/material'
import {FormsModule, ReactiveFormsModule} from '@angular/forms';
   declarations: [
   imports: [
   providers: [],
   bootstrap: [AppComponent]
export class AppModule { }

Following is the content of the modified CSS file app.component.css.

.tp-container {
   position: absolute;
   top: 0;
   bottom: 0;
   left: 0;
   right: 0;
   background: #eee;
.tp-section {
   display: flex;
   align-content: center;
   align-items: center;
   height: 60px;

Following is the content of the modified HTML host file app.component.html.

<mat-sidenav-container class = "tp-container">
   <mat-sidenav mode = "side" opened>
      <section class = "tp-section">
      <section class = "tp-section">
   <mat-sidenav-content>Main content</mat-sidenav-content>


Verify the result.



  • As first, we've created a main container spanning the complete page.

  • Then side nav is created using mat-sidenav and content panel using mat-sidenav-content.

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