Ionic Framework – Different Ways to Create List

This article represents code samples and tips to create list items in hybrid apps created using Ionic framework. Please feel free to comment/suggest if I missed to mention one or more important points. Also, sorry for the typos.


Following are the key techniques described later in this article:

  • List items created using AngularJS custom directive, Ion-List (Recommended way)
  • List items created using ul element
  • List items created using div

The code sample below demonstrate how URLs with its name and hyperlink is stored as array in AngularJS scope and later accessed in the view with ng-repeat directive.

.controller('HelloCtrl', ['$scope', function($scope){
  $scope.urls = [{'name':'Gmail','url':''},
                  {'name':'Yahoo Mail', 'url':''},
                  {'name':'Hotmail', 'url':''}];


List Item using Directive Ion-List

Following is code sample that represents usage of AngularJS custom directive, “ion-list” and “ion-item”. This can be considered to be the recommended way

     <ion-item ng-repeat="urlitem in urls">
        <a href="{{urlitem.url}}">{{}}</a>


List Item using ul element

Following is code sample that represents usage of directive “ul” and “li”.

<ul class="list">
    <li class="item" ng-repeat="urlitem in urls">
         <a href="{{urlitem.url}}">link: {{}}</a>


List Item using div element

Following is code sample that represents usage of directive “div”.

<div class="list">
    <div class="item" ng-repeat="urlitem in urls">
       <a href="{{urlitem.url}}">div: {{}}</a>


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