Dynamically Set Drawer/Sidebar Options in React Navigation Drawer

Dynamically Set Drawer/Sidebar Options in React Navigation Drawer

Example will cover how to Dynamically set drawer/sidebar options? How to change React Navigation drawer/sidebar options according to logins/permissions?

In this post, I am going to share how to dynamically set drawer/sidebar options in React Navigation Drawer. We will use react-navigation to create a Navigation Drawer structure and going to use a custom navigation drawer instead of a default drawer. Dynamically set drawer/sidebar options in React Navigation is a very important example for those guys who have a user login as well as guest login in their application. There are also many scenarios where you need to set the drawer options dynamically.

It is better to see React Native Navigation Drawer first if you are not aware of how to create a React Navigation Drawer? and if you know that then you can also see Custom Navigation Drawer / Sidebar with Image and Icon in Menu Options as this is an extended post it.

Why do We Need to Set Drawer/Sidebar Options Dynamically?

As I already mentioned this is a very important example for many of the developers. There are many cases where you need to set the dynamic options in the sidebar, here are 3 to 4 cases which I want to share with you:

  1. Suppose your application has a user login as well as guest login for which you want to set the drawer options dynamically
  2. You have a multi-language application and you need to change the option labels in runtime
  3. You want to show the drawer navigation options on the basis of user permission
  4. If you have an E-Commerce application and you have listed categories in the sidebar you need to change the same on the basis of selection.

How to Set Drawer/Sidebar Options Dynamically?

If you create a basic navigation drawer you will get a default sidebar/drawer coming from the left and will have the same options listed in the sidebar/drawer which you have mentioned in your Drawer Navigator. For example, if you have created the below Drawer Navigator then you will see two options in the sidebar/drawer with the label 'Home Screen' and 'Setting Screen'

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