Getting Started with KendoReact ListView

The KendoReact ListView enables you to display a custom layout of data items.

The ListView is ideally suited for displaying a list of items in a consistent manner. You can see commonplace examples of its use in the design structures of the Internet, search engine results, tweets from Twitter, Facebook updates, inbox items in Gmail, card lists in Instagram, and so on.

The ListView component is part of KendoReact, a professionally built commercial UI library. To try out this component you need to sign up for a 30-day trial, which gives you access to the full KendoReact library.

Basic Usage

The following example demonstrates the ListView in action.

import React from 'react';
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import { ListView, ListViewHeader, ListViewFooter } from '@progress/kendo-react-listview';
import { Avatar } from '@progress/kendo-react-layout';

import contacts from './contacts.json';

const MyHeader = () => {
    return (
        <ListViewHeader style={{color: 'rgb(160, 160, 160)', fontSize: 14}} className='pl-3 pb-2 pt-2'>
            Contact list

const MyFooter = () => {
    return (
        <ListViewFooter style={{color: 'rgb(160, 160, 160)', fontSize: 14}} className='pl-3 pb-2 pt-2'>
            25 unread messages in total

const MyItemRender = props => {
    let item = props.dataItem;
    return (
        <div className='row p-2 border-bottom align-middle' style={{ margin: 0}}>
            <div className='col-2'>
                <Avatar shape='circle' type='img'>
                    <img src={`${item.image}-round-40x40.png`} />
            <div className='col-6'>
                <h2 style={{fontSize: 14, color: '#454545', marginBottom: 0}} className="text-uppercase">{}</h2>
                <div style={{fontSize: 12, color: "#a0a0a0"}}>{}</div>
            <div className='col-4'>
                <div className='k-chip k-chip-filled'>
                    <div className='k-chip-content'>
                        {item.messages} new messages

class App extends React.Component {
    render() {
        return (
                    style={{ width: "100%" }}

        {`.k-listview-footer {
            border-top-width: 0 !important;
    </React.Fragment>, document.querySelector('my-app')

Functionality and Features


  1. Download and install the package. Use Node.js v5.0.0 or later.

    npm install --save @progress/kendo-react-listview
  2. Once installed, import the package module.

    // ES2015 module syntax
    import { ListView, ListViewHeader, ListViewFooter } from '@progress/kendo-react-listview';
    // CommonJS format
    const { ListView, ListViewHeader, ListViewFooter } = require('@progress/kendo-react-listview');
  3. You are required to install one of the Kendo UI themes to style your components. For more information on how to add the styles, refer to the article on getting started.


The ListView package requires the following peer dependencies that have to be installed by your application:

  • react 16.8.2*
  • react-dom
  • @progress/kendo-react-common