Side menu is not working?

i am adding this to my existing app but it’s not working and when i make a separate app then it’s worked fine. why?
THis is my code:

import { SettingsPage } from './../settings/settings';
import { AddressesPage } from './../addresses/addresses';
import { TabsPage } from './../tabs/tabs';
import { Component, ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
import { IonicPage, NavController, Nav } from 'ionic-angular';
export interface PageInterface {
  title: string;
  pageName: string;
  tabComponent?: any;
  index?: number;
  icon: string;
  selector: 'page-menu',
  templateUrl: 'student.html',
export class MenuPage {
  // Basic root for our content view
  rootPage = 'TabsPage';
  // Reference to the app's root nav
  @ViewChild(Nav) nav: Nav;
  pages: PageInterface[] = [
    { title: 'Tab 1', pageName: 'AddressesPage', tabComponent: 'Tab1Page', index: 0, icon: 'home' },
    { title: 'Tab 2', pageName: 'SettingsPage', tabComponent: 'Tab2Page', index: 1, icon: 'contacts' },
  constructor(public navCtrl: NavController) { }
  openPage(page: PageInterface) {
    let params = {};
    // The index is equal to the order of our tabs inside tabs.ts
    if (page.index) {
      params = { tabIndex: page.index };
    // The active child nav is our Tabs Navigation
    if (this.nav.getActiveChildNav() && page.index != undefined) {
    } else {
      // Tabs are not active, so reset the root page 
      // In this case: moving to or from SpecialPage
      this.nav.setRoot(page.pageName, params);
  isActive(page: PageInterface) {
    // Again the Tabs Navigation
    let childNav = this.nav.getActiveChildNav();
    if (childNav) {
      if (childNav.getSelected() && childNav.getSelected().root === page.tabComponent) {
        return 'primary';
    // Fallback needed when there is no active childnav (tabs not active)
    if (this.nav.getActive() && this.nav.getActive().name === page.pageName) {
      return 'primary';


<ion-menu [content]="content">
      <button ion-item menuClose *ngFor="let p of pages" (click)="openPage(p)">
          <ion-icon item-start [name]="p.icon" [color]="isActive(p)"></ion-icon>
          {{ p.title }}
<!-- main navigation -->
<ion-nav [root]="rootPage" #content swipeBackEnabled="false"></ion-nav>

love your code, its neat and OOP.

side menu suposed to have ion content

dont forget usually this in your bootstrap like app.html

<ion-menu  (ionOpen)="menuOpened()"  [content]="content" >
    <ion-toolbar  >

      anything u want to add here, usually an ion-list

then after closing ion menu tag, put the ion nav

<ion-nav [root]=“rootPage” #content swipeBackEnabled=“false”>

notice that rootPage, if you want to have tab and side menu, you can intialize rootPage as tabbedPage

i think its nothing to do with your page flow logic

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thanks for this valuable suggestion.:grinning: