Svelte Virtual List

A virtual list component for Svelte apps

svelte-virtual-list (demo)

A virtual list component for Svelte apps. Instead of rendering all your data, <VirtualList> just renders the bits that are visible, keeping your page nice and light.


yarn add @sveltejs/svelte-virtual-list


  import VirtualList from '@sveltejs/svelte-virtual-list';

  const things = [
    // these can be any values you like
    { name: 'one', number: 1 },
    { name: 'two', number: 2 },
    { name: 'three', number: 3 },
    // ...
    { name: 'six thousand and ninety-two', number: 6092 }

<VirtualList items={things} let:item>
  <!-- this will be rendered for each currently visible item -->
  <p>{item.number}: {}</p>

start and end

You can track which rows are visible at any given by binding to the start and end values:

<VirtualList items={things} bind:start bind:end>
  <p>{item.number}: {}</p>

<p>showing {start}-{end} of {things.length} rows</p>

You can rename them with e.g. bind:start={a} bind:end={b}.


By default, the <VirtualList> component will fill the vertical space of its container. You can specify a different height by passing any CSS length:

<VirtualList height="500px" items={things} let:item>
  <p>{item.number}: {}</p>


You can optimize initial display and scrolling when the height of items is known in advance. This should be a number representing a pixel value.

<VirtualList itemHeight={48} items={things} let:item>
  <p>{item.number}: {}</p>

Configuring webpack

If you're using webpack with svelte-loader, make sure that you add "svelte" to resolve.mainFields in your webpack config. This ensures that webpack imports the uncompiled component (src/index.html) rather than the compiled version (index.mjs) — this is more efficient.

If you're using Rollup with rollup-plugin-svelte, this will happen automatically.



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