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Version: v7

Virtual Scroll

Looking for ion-virtual-scroll?

ion-virtual-scroll was deprecated in v6.0.0 and removed in v7.0.0. We recommend using the Virtuoso package detailed below.

One virtual scrolling solution to consider for your Ionic React app is Virtuoso. This guide will go over how to install Virtuoso into your Ionic React application and use it with other Ionic components.


To setup the virtual scroller, first install react-virtuoso:

npm install react-virtuoso


There are a few components that Virtuoso includes, but this example will use the Virtuoso component. This component should be added inside of your IonContent component:

import React from 'react';
import { Virtuoso } from 'react-virtuoso';
import { IonAvatar, IonContent, IonItem, IonLabel, IonPage } from '@ionic/react';
const Home: React.FC = () => (
style={{ height: '100%' }}
itemContent={(index) => {
return (
<div style={{ height: '56px' }}>
<IonAvatar slot="start">
<img src="" />
export default Home;

After adding the Virtuoso component to our page, we need to define the size of the virtual scroll container. In this case, we want the container to take up the full height of the screen which we can do by adding style={{ height: '100%' }}.

Next, we want to define the total number of items to render via the totalCount property.

From there, we can use the itemContent property to pass a function that will be called to render each item in our virtual scroll content.

An important thing to note here is the div that wraps our IonItem component. When lazy loading Ionic components, there may be a few frames where the component is loaded but the styles have not loaded in. When this happens, the component's dimension will be 0, and Virtuoso may throw an error. This is because Virtuoso needs distinct positions for each item it renders, and it cannot determine that when a component's dimension is 0.

Usage with Ionic Components

Ionic Framework requires that features such as collapsible large titles, ion-infinite-scroll, ion-refresher, and ion-reorder-group be used within an ion-content. To use these experiences with virtual scrolling, you must add the .ion-content-scroll-host class to the virtual scroll viewport.

For example:

<IonContent scrollY={false}>
<Virtuoso className="ion-content-scroll-host">{/* Your existing content and configurations */}</Virtuoso>

Further Reading

This guide only covers a small portion of what Virtuoso is capable of. For more details, please see the Virtuoso documentation.