Swipe List Menu in JavaScript

Swipe List Menu in JavaScript
Code Snippet:Pure JavaScript Swipe Menu
Author: Mohammad
Published: January 11, 2024
Last Updated: January 22, 2024
Downloads: 4,342
License: MIT
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This JavaScript code snippet helps you to create a swipe list menu to reveal list options by swiping. It uses touchmove function to detect swipes and display options behind a list.

How to Create Swipe List Menu in JavaScript

1. First of all, create the HTML structure as follows:

<ul>
  <li>
    <div class="item">
      <svg viewBox="0 0 528.899 528.899">
      	 <path fill="white" d="M328.883,89.125l107.59,107.589l-272.34,272.34L56.604,361.465L328.883,89.125z M518.113,63.177l-47.981-47.981
      	 	c-18.543-18.543-48.653-18.543-67.259,0l-45.961,45.961l107.59,107.59l53.611-53.611
      	 	C532.495,100.753,532.495,77.559,518.113,63.177z M0.3,512.69c-1.958,8.812,5.998,16.708,14.811,14.565l119.891-29.069
      	 	L27.473,390.597L0.3,512.69z" />
      </svg>
      <svg viewBox="0 0 515.556 515.556">
        <path d="m64.444 451.111c0 35.526 28.902 64.444 64.444 64.444h257.778c35.542 0 64.444-28.918 64.444-64.444v-322.222h-386.666z" />
        <path d="m322.222 32.222v-32.222h-128.889v32.222h-161.111v64.444h451.111v-64.444z" />
      </svg>
      <div class="overlay">Swipe to Right & Left</div>
    </div>
  </li>
  <li>
    <div class="item">
      <svg viewBox="0 0 528.899 528.899">
      	 <path fill="white" d="M328.883,89.125l107.59,107.589l-272.34,272.34L56.604,361.465L328.883,89.125z M518.113,63.177l-47.981-47.981
      	 	c-18.543-18.543-48.653-18.543-67.259,0l-45.961,45.961l107.59,107.59l53.611-53.611
      	 	C532.495,100.753,532.495,77.559,518.113,63.177z M0.3,512.69c-1.958,8.812,5.998,16.708,14.811,14.565l119.891-29.069
      	 	L27.473,390.597L0.3,512.69z" />
      </svg>
      <svg viewBox="0 0 515.556 515.556">
        <path d="m64.444 451.111c0 35.526 28.902 64.444 64.444 64.444h257.778c35.542 0 64.444-28.918 64.444-64.444v-322.222h-386.666z" />
        <path d="m322.222 32.222v-32.222h-128.889v32.222h-161.111v64.444h451.111v-64.444z" />
      </svg>
      <div class="overlay">Swipe to Right & Left</div>
    </div>
  </li>
  <li>
    <div class="item">
      <svg viewBox="0 0 528.899 528.899">
      	 <path fill="white" d="M328.883,89.125l107.59,107.589l-272.34,272.34L56.604,361.465L328.883,89.125z M518.113,63.177l-47.981-47.981
      	 	c-18.543-18.543-48.653-18.543-67.259,0l-45.961,45.961l107.59,107.59l53.611-53.611
      	 	C532.495,100.753,532.495,77.559,518.113,63.177z M0.3,512.69c-1.958,8.812,5.998,16.708,14.811,14.565l119.891-29.069
      	 	L27.473,390.597L0.3,512.69z" />
      </svg>
      <svg viewBox="0 0 515.556 515.556">
        <path d="m64.444 451.111c0 35.526 28.902 64.444 64.444 64.444h257.778c35.542 0 64.444-28.918 64.444-64.444v-322.222h-386.666z" />
        <path d="m322.222 32.222v-32.222h-128.889v32.222h-161.111v64.444h451.111v-64.444z" />
      </svg>
      <div class="overlay">Swipe to Right & Left</div>
    </div>
  </li>
  <li>
    <div class="item">
      <svg viewBox="0 0 528.899 528.899">
      	 <path fill="white" d="M328.883,89.125l107.59,107.589l-272.34,272.34L56.604,361.465L328.883,89.125z M518.113,63.177l-47.981-47.981
      	 	c-18.543-18.543-48.653-18.543-67.259,0l-45.961,45.961l107.59,107.59l53.611-53.611
      	 	C532.495,100.753,532.495,77.559,518.113,63.177z M0.3,512.69c-1.958,8.812,5.998,16.708,14.811,14.565l119.891-29.069
      	 	L27.473,390.597L0.3,512.69z" />
      </svg>
      <svg viewBox="0 0 515.556 515.556">
        <path d="m64.444 451.111c0 35.526 28.902 64.444 64.444 64.444h257.778c35.542 0 64.444-28.918 64.444-64.444v-322.222h-386.666z" />
        <path d="m322.222 32.222v-32.222h-128.889v32.222h-161.111v64.444h451.111v-64.444z" />
      </svg>
      <div class="overlay">Swipe to Right & Left</div>
    </div>
  </li>
</ul>

2. After that, add the following CSS styles to your project:

body{
  font-family: 'Verdana';
  font-size: 14px;
}
main div{
  width: 300px;
  height: 40px;
  box-sizing: border-box;
  padding: 10px 15px;
  color: white;
  
}
ul{
  list-style: none;
  width: 300px;
  padding: 0px;
  margin: 0px auto;
}
ul li:not(:last-child){
  margin-bottom: 10px;
}
ul li .item{
  background: black;
  position: relative;
  overflow: hidden;
}
ul li .item svg{
  width: 15px;
  height: 15px;
}
ul li .item svg:nth-child(2){
  margin-left: 15px;
}
ul li .item svg path{
  fill: white;
}
ul li .item .overlay{
  position: absolute;
  top: 0px;
  left: 0px;
  background: #2f3d9a;
  transition: all 0.5s;
}

3. Finally, add the following JavaScript code and done.

var items = document.querySelectorAll('.overlay');

items.forEach(item => {
  item.addEventListener('touchstart', handleTouchStart, false);
  item.addEventListener('touchmove', handleTouchMove, false);
});

var xDown = null;
var yDown = null;

function getTouches(evt) {
  return evt.touches || evt.originalEvent.touches;
}

function handleTouchStart(evt) {
  const firstTouch = getTouches(evt)[0];
  xDown = firstTouch.clientX;
  yDown = firstTouch.clientY;
  elm = firstTouch.target;
};

function handleTouchMove(evt) {
  if ( ! xDown || ! yDown ) {
    return;
  }

  var xUp = evt.touches[0].clientX;
  var yUp = evt.touches[0].clientY;

  var xDiff = xDown - xUp;

  if ( xDiff > 0 ) {
    elm.style.left = '0px';
  } else {
    elm.style.left = '80px';
  }

  xDown = null;
  yDown = null;
};

That’s all! hopefully, you have successfully integrated this swipe list menu code snippet into your project. If you have any questions or facing any issues, feel free to comment below.

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