Check out example codes for "ionic menu". It will help you in understanding the concepts better.

Code Example 1

<ion-menu side="start" menuId="first" contentId="main">
  <ion-header>
    <ion-toolbar color="primary">
      <ion-title>Start Menu</ion-title>
    </ion-toolbar>
  </ion-header>
  <ion-content>
    <ion-list>
      <ion-item>Menu Item</ion-item>
      <ion-item>Menu Item</ion-item>
      <ion-item>Menu Item</ion-item>
      <ion-item>Menu Item</ion-item>
      <ion-item>Menu Item</ion-item>
    </ion-list>
  </ion-content>
</ion-menu>

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