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Modal navigation drawers block interaction with the rest of an app’s content with a scrim. They are elevated above most of the app’s UI and don’t affect the screen’s layout grid.

Modal drawer image

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dependencies {


fun ModalDrawer(
    drawerContent: @Composable ColumnScope.() -> Unit,
    modifier: Modifier = Modifier,
    drawerState: DrawerState = rememberDrawerState(DrawerValue.Closed),
    gesturesEnabled: Boolean = true,
    drawerShape: Shape = DrawerDefaults.shape,
    drawerElevation: Dp = DrawerDefaults.Elevation,
    drawerBackgroundColor: Color = DrawerDefaults.backgroundColor,
    drawerContentColor: Color = contentColorFor(drawerBackgroundColor),
    scrimColor: Color = DrawerDefaults.scrimColor,
    content: @Composable () -> Unit


drawerContentcomposable that represents content inside the drawer
modifieroptional modifier for the drawer
drawerStatestate of the drawer
gesturesEnabledwhether or not drawer can be interacted by gestures
drawerShapeshape of the drawer sheet
drawerElevationdrawer sheet elevation. This controls the size of the shadow below the drawer sheet
drawerBackgroundColorbackground color to be used for the drawer sheet
drawerContentColorcolor of the content to use inside the drawer sheet. Defaults to either the matching content color for [drawerBackgroundColor], or, if it is not a color from the theme, this will keep the same value set above this Surface.
scrimColorcolor of the scrim that obscures content when the drawer is open
contentcontent of the rest of the UI

Code Example


fun ModalDrawerSample() {
    val drawerState = rememberDrawerState(DrawerValue.Closed)
    val scope = rememberCoroutineScope()
        drawerState = drawerState,
        drawerContent = {
                modifier = Modifier.align(Alignment.CenterHorizontally).padding(top = 16.dp),
                onClick = { scope.launch { drawerState.close() } },
                content = { Text("Close Drawer") }
        content = {
                modifier = Modifier.fillMaxSize().padding(16.dp),
                horizontalAlignment = Alignment.CenterHorizontally
            ) {
                Text(text = if (drawerState.isClosed) ">>> Swipe >>>" else "<<< Swipe <<<")
                Button(onClick = { scope.launch { } }) {
                    Text("Click to open")