Code Quality Rank: L5
Programming language: Objective-C
License: Apache License 2.0
Tags: UI     Menu    
Latest version: v1.1.1

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pod 'ContextMenu.iOS', '~> 1.1.0'


Copy all files from YALContextMenu folder to your xcode project.



You are welcome to see the sample of the project for fully operating sample in the Example folder.

  • Add folder YALContextMenu to your project.
  • #import “YALContextMenuTableView.h” to your view controller
  • Create custom UITableViewCell with UIView property for rotation animation and UIView property for fade out animation.
  • Your custom cell should implement YALContextMenuCell protocol
@protocol YALContextMenuCell <NSObject>

- (UIView *)animatedIcon;
- (UIView *)animatedContent;

  • Use the following code sample to start menu
- (IBAction)presentMenuButtonTapped:(UIBarButtonItem *)sender {
// init YALContextMenuTableView tableView
if (!self.contextMenuTableView) {
self.contextMenuTableView = [[YALContextMenuTableView alloc]initWithTableViewDelegateDataSource:self];
self.contextMenuTableView.animationDuration = 0.15;
//optional - implement custom YALContextMenuTableView custom protocol
self.contextMenuTableView.yalDelegate = self;
//optional - implement menu items layout
self.contextMenuTableView.menuItemsSide = Right;
self.contextMenuTableView.menuItemsAppearanceDirection = FromTopToBottom;

//register nib
UINib *cellNib = [UINib nibWithNibName:@"ContextMenuCell" bundle:nil];
[self.contextMenuTableView registerNib:cellNib forCellReuseIdentifier:@"contextMenuCellReuseId"];

// it is better to use this method only for proper animation
[self.contextMenuTableView showInView:self.navigationController.view withEdgeInsets:UIEdgeInsetsZero animated:YES];
  • Use default UITableViewDataSource methods for additional set up and customisation of the cell.
  • Сall updateAlongsideRotation method before the rotation animation started and reloadData method after rotation animation finished or in UIViewControllerTransitionCoordinator's animateAlongsideTransition block for proper rotation animation.
- (void)didRotateFromInterfaceOrientation:(UIInterfaceOrientation)fromInterfaceOrientation{
//should be called after rotation animation completed
[self.contextMenuTableView reloadData];

- (void)willRotateToInterfaceOrientation:(UIInterfaceOrientation)toInterfaceOrientation duration:(NSTimeInterval)duration {
[super willRotateToInterfaceOrientation:toInterfaceOrientation duration:duration];

[self.contextMenuTableView updateAlongsideRotation];

- (void)viewWillTransitionToSize:(CGSize)size
withTransitionCoordinator:(id<UIViewControllerTransitionCoordinator>)coordinator {

[super viewWillTransitionToSize:size withTransitionCoordinator:coordinator];

[coordinator animateAlongsideTransition:nil completion:^(id<UIViewControllerTransitionCoordinatorContext> context) {
//should be called after rotation animation completed
[self.contextMenuTableView reloadData];
[self.contextMenuTableView updateAlongsideRotation];



You should add the following line to your bridging header:

@import ContextMenu_iOS;


To customise menu items side position you can specify a 'menuItemsSide' property. When it set to 'Right' the first cell will be opened from right to left and selected cell will be closed vice versa and when it set to 'Left' the first cell will be opened from left to right and selected cell will be closed vice versa. Default - Right.

Also, to customise menu items appearance direction you can specify 'menuItemsAppearanceDirection' property. Default - FromTopToBottom.

To customise cell set up your custom drawables in the animated icon. Actually the cell design and layout is completely at your choice.

animationDuration is to be used for animation speed in seconds.


iOS 7, iOS 8, iOS 9

Version: 1.1.0

Let us know!

We’d be really happy if you sent us links to your projects where you use our component. Just send an email to [email protected] And do let us know if you have any questions or suggestion regarding the animation.

P.S. We’re going to publish more awesomeness wrapped in code and a tutorial on how to make UI for iOS (Android) better than better. Stay tuned!


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