Item

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An item can contain text, images, and anything else. Generally it is placed in a list with other items. It can easily be swiped, deleted, reordered, edited, and more. An item is only required to be in a List if manipulating the item via gestures is required. It requires an ItemSliding wrapper element in order to be swiped.

Common Usage

There are a few elements that are considered items, but not all of them are styled to look the same. The basic item can be written as an <ion-item> element or it can be added to any element by adding ion-item as an attribute. List headers and item dividers, although styled differently, are also items and can be written as <ion-list-header> and <ion-item-divider>, respectively.

As an Element

A basic item should be written as a <ion-item> element when it is not clickable.

<ion-item>
  Item
</ion-item>

A list header should be written as <ion-list-header>.

<ion-list-header>
  List Header
</ion-list-header>

An item divider should be written as <ion-item-divider>.

<ion-item-divider>
  Item Divider
</ion-item-divider>

As an Attribute

The attribute ion-item should be added to a <button> when the item can be clicked or tapped. It should be added to an <a> element when the item needs to contain a href. It can be added as an attribute to any element to take on the item styling.

<button ion-item (click)="buttonClick()">
  Button Item
</button>

<a ion-item href="https://www.ionicframework.com">
  Anchor Item
</a>

Note: do not add ion-item as an attribute to an <ion-list-header> or <ion-item-divider> element as they are already items and their styling will be changed to look like a basic item.

Detail Arrows

By default, <button> and <a> elements with the ion-item attribute will display a right arrow icon on ios mode. To hide the right arrow icon on either of these elements, add the detail-none attribute to the item. To show the right arrow icon on an element that doesn't display it naturally, add the detail-push attribute to the item.

<ion-item detail-push>
  Item with Detail Arrow
</ion-item>

<button ion-item (click)="buttonClick()">
  Button Item with Detail Arrow
</button>

<a ion-item detail-none href="https://www.ionicframework.com">
  Anchor Item with no Detail Arrow
</a>

This feature is not enabled by default for md and wp modes, but it can be enabled by setting the Sass variables $item-md-detail-push-show and $item-wp-detail-push-show, respectively, to true. It can also be disabled for ios by setting $item-ios-detail-push-show to false. See the theming documentation for more information on overriding Sass variables.

Item Placement

Items rely heavily on content projection to position content. The item grabs content based on the element or attribute and positions it that way. This logic makes it possible to write a complex item with simple, understandable markup without having to worry about styling and positioning the elements.

The below chart details the attributes item looks for and where it will place the element with that attribute inside of the item:

Attribute Description
item-start Placed to the left of all other elements, outside of the inner item.
item-end Placed to the right of all other elements, inside of the inner item, outside of the input wrapper.
item-content Placed to the right of any ion-label, inside of the input wrapper.

Checkboxes, Radios and Toggles

Checkboxes are positioned in the same place as the item-start attribute. Radios and Toggles are positioned in the same place as the item-end attribute. All of these components can be positioned differently by adding the item-start or item-end attribute.

Content and Inputs

A Label is placed inside of the item to the left of all content and inputs. The following components are all placed in the same position as the item-content attribute: Select, Input, TextArea, DateTime, and Range.

Any element directly placed inside of an <ion-item> that does not have one of the previously mentioned attributes and isn't one of the above elements will be placed inside of a Label.

Text Alignment

By default, Items will align text to the left and add an ellipsis when the text is wider than the item. See the Utility Attributes Documentation for attributes that can be added to ion-item to transform the text.

Usage

<ion-list>

  <ion-list-header>
    Header
  </ion-list-header>

  <ion-item>
    Item
  </ion-item>

  <ion-item detail-push>
    Item with Detail Arrow
  </ion-item>

  <button ion-item (click)="buttonClick()">
    Button Item
  </button>

  <ion-item-divider>
    Item Divider
  </ion-item-divider>

  <button ion-item detail-none (click)="buttonClick()">
    Button Item with no Detail Arrow
  </button>

  <a ion-item href="https://www.ionicframework.com">
    Anchor Item
  </a>

  <ion-item no-lines>
    Item with no border
  </ion-item>

  <ion-item text-wrap>
    Multiline text that should wrap when it is too long
    to fit on one line in the item.
  </ion-item>

</ion-list>

Advanced

<ion-list>

  <!-- List header with buttons on each side -->
  <ion-list-header>
    <button ion-button item-start (click)="buttonClick()">Button</button>
    List Header
    <button ion-button outline item-end (click)="buttonClick()">Outline</button>
  </ion-list-header>

  <!-- Loops through and creates multiple items -->
  <ion-item *ngFor="let item of items">
    Item {{item}}
  </ion-item>

  <!-- Button item with an icon on the left -->
  <button ion-item>
    <ion-icon name="star" item-start></ion-icon>
    Button Item
  </button>

  <!-- Item with a label and content -->
  <ion-item>
    <ion-label>
      Item Label
    </ion-label>
    <div item-content>
      Item Content next to the label
    </div>
  </ion-item>

  <!-- Item with left and right buttons -->
  <ion-item>
    <button ion-button item-start (click)="buttonClick()">Button</button>
    Item
    <button ion-button outline item-end (click)="buttonClick()">Outline</button>
  </ion-item>

  <!-- Item divider with a right button -->
  <ion-item-divider>
    Item Divider
    <button ion-button item-end>Button</button>
  </ion-item-divider>

  <!-- Disabled button item with left and right buttons -->
  <button ion-item disabled>
    <button ion-button item-start (click)="buttonClick()">
      <ion-icon name="home"></ion-icon>
      Left Icon
    </button>
    Disabled Button Item
    <button ion-button outline item-end (click)="buttonClick()">
      <ion-icon name="star"></ion-icon>
      Left Icon
    </button>
  </button>

  <!-- Item with an avatar on the left and button on the right -->
  <ion-item>
    <ion-avatar item-start>
      <img src="img/my-avatar.png">
    </ion-avatar>
    Avatar Item
    <button ion-button outline item-end>View</button>
  </ion-item>

  <!-- Item with a thumbnail on the right -->
  <ion-item>
    <h2>Item</h2>
    <p>Item Paragraph</p>
    <ion-thumbnail item-end>
      <img src="img/my-thumbnail.png">
    </ion-thumbnail>
  </ion-item>

  <!-- Sliding item -->
  <ion-item-sliding>
    <ion-item>
      Item
    </ion-item>
    <ion-item-options>
      <button ion-button color="primary" (click)="archive()">Archive</button>
    </ion-item-options>
  </ion-item-sliding>

</ion-list>

Sass Variables

Property Default Description
$item-ios-body-text-font-size 1.7rem

Font size of the item text

$item-ios-paragraph-margin-top 0

Margin top of the item paragraph

$item-ios-paragraph-margin-end 0

Margin end of the item paragraph

$item-ios-paragraph-margin-bottom 2px

Margin bottom of the item paragraph

$item-ios-paragraph-margin-start $item-ios-paragraph-margin-end

Margin start of the item paragraph

$item-ios-paragraph-font-size 1.4rem

Font size of the item paragraph

$item-ios-paragraph-text-color #8e9093

Color of the item paragraph

$item-ios-avatar-size 36px

Size of the avatar in the item

$item-ios-avatar-border-radius 50%

Border radius of the avatar in the item

$item-ios-thumbnail-size 56px

Size of the thumbnail in the item

$item-ios-detail-push-show true

Shows the detail arrow icon on an item

$item-ios-detail-push-color $list-ios-border-color

Color of the detail arrow icon

$item-ios-detail-push-svg "<svg xmlns='http://www.w3.org/2000/svg' viewBox='0 0 12 20'><path d='M2,20l-2-2l8-8L0,2l2-2l10,10L2,20z' fill='#{$item-ios-detail-push-color}'/></svg>"

Icon for the detail arrow

$item-ios-divider-background #f7f7f7

Background for the divider

$item-ios-divider-color #222

Color for the divider

$item-ios-sliding-content-background $list-ios-background-color

Background for the sliding content

Property Default Description
$item-md-body-text-font-size 1.4rem

Font size of the item text

$item-md-body-text-line-height 1.5

line height of the item text

$item-md-paragraph-text-color #666

Color of the item paragraph

$item-md-font-size 1.6rem

Font size of the item

$item-md-avatar-size 40px

Size of the avatar in the item

$item-md-avatar-border-radius 50%

Border radius of the avatar in the item

$item-md-thumbnail-size 80px

Size of the thumbnail in the item

$item-md-detail-push-show false

Shows the detail arrow icon on an item

$item-md-detail-push-color $list-md-border-color

Color of the detail arrow icon

$item-md-detail-push-svg "<svg xmlns='http://www.w3.org/2000/svg' viewBox='0 0 12 20'><path d='M2,20l-2-2l8-8L0,2l2-2l10,10L2,20z' fill='#{$item-md-detail-push-color}'/></svg>"

Icon for the detail arrow

$item-md-divider-color #858585

Color for the divider

$item-md-divider-background #fff

Background for the divider

$item-md-divider-font-size $item-md-body-text-font-size

Font size for the divider

$item-md-divider-border-bottom 1px solid $list-md-border-color

Border bottom for the divider

$item-md-sliding-content-background $list-md-background-color

Background for the sliding content

Property Default Description
$item-wp-body-text-font-size 1.4rem

Font size of the item text

$item-wp-body-text-line-height 1.5

line height of the item text

$item-wp-body-background-color $list-wp-background-color

Background color of the item

$item-wp-body-text-color $list-wp-text-color

Color of the item text

$item-wp-paragraph-text-color #666

Color of the item paragraph

$item-wp-font-size 1.6rem

Font size of the item

$item-wp-avatar-size 40px

Size of the avatar in the item

$item-wp-avatar-border-radius 50%

Border radius of the avatar in the item

$item-wp-thumbnail-size 80px

Size of the thumbnail in the item

$item-wp-detail-push-show false

Shows the detail arrow icon on an item

$item-wp-detail-push-color $input-wp-border-color

Color of the detail arrow icon

$item-wp-detail-push-svg "<svg xmlns='http://www.w3.org/2000/svg' viewBox='0 0 12 20'><path d='M2,20l-2-2l8-8L0,2l2-2l10,10L2,20z' fill='#{$item-wp-detail-push-color}'/></svg>"

Icon for the detail arrow

$item-wp-divider-color $list-wp-text-color

Color for the divider

$item-wp-divider-background #fff

Background for the divider

$item-wp-divider-border-bottom 1px solid $list-wp-border-color

Bodrer bottom for the divider

$item-wp-divider-font-size 2rem

Font size for the divider

$item-wp-sliding-content-background $list-wp-background-color

Background for the sliding content

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