How to scroll to bottom in code on a View or ListView in Kendo UI Mobile?

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  1. Christoph
    Christoph avatar
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    Member since:
    Aug 2013

    Posted 25 Nov 2013 Link to this post

    I have the need that I trigger a scroll to bottom once a new line gets added to the listview. This should be triggered by code but so far I have not found a good solution.

    So far my solution is:
    scrollViewToBottom: function (view) {
                var scroller = view.scroller;
                console.log("scrollheight " + scroller.scrollHeight() + " height: " + scroller.height());
                var offset = scroller.height();
                if (offset == 0)
                    offset = 100;
                scroller.scrollTo(0, scroller.scrollHeight() * -1 + offset);

    but this does not work in most scenarious because scroller.scrollHeight and scroller.height don't seem to be initialized.

    Is there any better solution to this?

  2. Petyo
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    2444 posts

    Posted 28 Nov 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Christoph,

    the code you have posted should work in general. I tested it in this jsbin sample, and it scrolls as expected. Am I missing something?

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  3. RES
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    77 posts
    Member since:
    Sep 2010

    Posted 05 Jun 2014 in reply to Christoph Link to this post

    I have a similar situation where I have a chat like application and need to scroll to the bottom and was wondering how the scroller.height() would ever be 0 and why you would set the offset to 100 if it's 0?  I ended up using something like the following to scroll to the bottom.

    function scrollToBottom() {
        // topOffset set when the view loads like the following
        // var topOffset = scroller.find(".km-scroll-container").position().top
        var usingNativeScrolling = app.view()"use-native-scrolling");
        var scroller = app.view().scroller;
        if (usingNativeScrolling) {
        } else {
            var scrollerHeight = scroller.scrollHeight();
            var viewportHeight = scroller.height();
            if ((scrollerHeight + topOffset) > viewportHeight) {
                var position = -1 * (scrollerHeight - viewportHeight - topOffset);
                scroller.animatedScrollTo(0, position);

    So in my case in iOS and Android scrolling doesn't work correctly when the on screen keyboard is dismissed so I had to enable native scrolling and this breaks scroller.height() method so I had to find another way and in this case the scrollIntoView method seems to work in native mode but not in non-native mode.  I'm wondering why this is the case because I would prefer to eliminate all the extra calculation.

    It would be really nice if Telerik would just add a scrollToBottom method to the scroller.

  4. Kiril Nikolov
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    2598 posts

    Posted 10 Jun 2014 Link to this post

    Hi Christoph,

    The functionality that you are looking for is not supported. However I would like to encourage you to visit our UserVoice section, where you can share your suggestion and if it gets popular we will see it implemented in a future release.

    Kiril Nikolov
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