Chinmay Dabke Chinmay Dabke - 1 year ago 108
Android Question

How to detect if navigation drawer is open?

The title explains it all. All what I want to do is to know if the navigation drawer is open or not. I searched a lot on the net and found the method

isDrawerOpen(int drawerGravity)
but couldn't find a satisfactory answer which explains how to use it in a method. I would appreciate if anyone explains it to me.

Thanks in advance!

Answer Source

Assuming you have defined a drawerlayout in xml:

DrawerLayout mDrawerLayout = (DrawerLayout) findViewById(;
if(mDrawerLayout.isDrawerOpen(GravityCompat.START)) {
  //drawer is open
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