How to force sidemu model to get initialized


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I have a sidemenu, which is hidden on app start. I’d like to search through the data in the menu before opening it, but the data seems to be loaded into the menu only when the menu is first opened/toggled.
Is there any way to force the sidemenu to be initialized with all the data without opening it?
(I tried to toggle it open and close, which works fine)