Getting Started with JSP ListView

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This section helps to understand the getting started of the Essential JSP ListView with the step-by-step instructions.

Create an ListView

The following steps guide you to add a Listview control.

Create a JSP page and add the scripts and CSS references in the order mentioned in the following code example.

  • HTML
  • <html>
    <meta name="viewport"
    content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0 user-scalable=no" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <title>Essential JSP - ListView</title>
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="Content/images/favicon.ico" />
    <link href="//"
    rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="" type="text/javascript"> </script>    
    <script type="text/javascript" src="//"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="//"></script>

    Create a simple Listview by adding ej:listView tag for initializing an ListView control on the application. Then in order to display list items in control, you need to use contentTemplate of ej:listView. You can set text with data-ej-text attribute for the Item.

  • HTML
  • <ej:listView id="listview" width="300px" > 
                <li data-ej-text=_"Inbox"_></li>
                <li data-ej-text=_"VIP"_></li>
                <li data-ej-text=_"Drafts"_></li>
                <li data-ej-text=_"Sent"_></li>
                <li data-ej-text=_"Junk"_></li>
                <li data-ej-text=_"All mails"_></li>
                <li data-ej-text=_"Mail"_></li>

    Run the above code to render the following output.

    JSP ListView getting started

    Data binding

    The data for the ListView can be populated using the dataSource property.

    To configure data for ListView control, define the object array data in datasource package. You need to import datasource package in JSP sample and access the data in datasource by creating object of it. Refer the below code to define the datasource for the ListView.

  • C#
  • **package** datasource;
    **import** java.util.ArrayList;
    **public****class** GetCarDataSource {
    	ArrayList<CarDataSource> data= **new** ArrayList<CarDataSource>();
    **public** ArrayList<CarDataSource> getData1(){
    data.add(**new** CarDataSource("Audi S6 "));
    data.add(**new** CarDataSource("Aston Martin"));
                data.add(**new** CarDataSource("Alfa Romeo"));
                data.add(**new** CarDataSource("Aston Martin"));
    data.add(**new** CarDataSource("BMW 7"));
    data.add(**new** CarDataSource("Bentley Mulsanne"));
    data.add(**new** CarDataSource("Bugatti Veyron"));
    data.add(**new** CarDataSource("Chevrolet Camaro"));
    data.add(**new** CarDataSource("Cadillac"));
    data.add(**new** CarDataSource("Duesenberg J"));
    data.add(**new** CarDataSource("Elantra"));
    data.add(**new** CarDataSource("Ferrari"));
    data.add(**new** CarDataSource("Honda"));
    data.add(**new** CarDataSource("Hyundai Santro"));
    data.add(**new** CarDataSource("Isuzu Swift"));
    data.add(**new** CarDataSource("Volkswagen Shirako"));
    **return** data;

    Access the data from datasource by using below code,

  • HTML
  • <%
        GetCarDataSource obj =**new** GetCarDataSource();
        Object data = obj.getData1();
        request.setAttribute("CarDataSource", data);

    Refer the below code to render ListView datasource in sample.

  • HTML
  • <ej:listView id="listview" width="300px" dataSource="${CarDataSource}"> </ej:listView>

    Run the above code to render the following output.

    JSP ListView Data binding

    Add Header

    We can add a header for Essential JSP ListView using showHeader and headerTitle properties. Refer to the following script.

  • HTML
  • <ej:listView id="listview" width="300px" showHeader="true" headerTitle="MyCarList" dataSource="${CarDataSource}"> </ej:listView>

    Run the above code to render the following output.

    JSP ListView Add Header

    Note: You can find the ListView properties from the API reference document