List Groups
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List groups create simple vertical lists as well as complex, multi-level collections of Links and other elements.

Variations

Default

Use to offer a vertical list of options.

Default
HTML Web Component
<ul class="mds-list-group">
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                My Profile
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item  mds-list-group__item--disabled">
        <a href="http://www.morningstar.com" class="mds-list-group__link " aria-disabled="true">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Disabled Item
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Manage Alerts &amp; Subscriptions
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Update Credit Card
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                My Benefits
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Sign Out
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
</ul>
<mds-list-group content='[
  {
    "text": "My Profile",
    "href": "#"
  },
  {
    "disabled": true,
    "text": "Disabled Item",
    "href": "http://www.morningstar.com"
  },
  {
    "text": "Manage Alerts & Subscriptions",
    "href": "#"
  },
  {
    "text": "Update Credit Card",
    "href": "#"
  },
  {
    "text": "My Benefits",
    "href": "#"
  },
  {
    "text": "Sign Out",
    "href": "#"
  }
]'></mds-list-group>

Single Selection

Use to indicate a selected item from a list of options.

Single Selection
Single Selection
HTML Web Component
<ul class="mds-list-group">
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Small
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item  mds-list-group__item--active">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Medium
            </span>
            <svg class="mds-icon mds-list-group__active-icon" aria-hidden="true">
                <use xlink:href="#check--s">
                </use>
            </svg>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Large
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
</ul>
<mds-list-group variation='selection' content='[
  {
    "text": "Small",
    "value": "small",
    "name": "single_selection_example"
  },
  {
    "checked": true,
    "text": "Medium",
    "value": "medium",
    "name": "single_selection_example"
  },
  {
    "text": "Large",
    "value": "large",
    "name": "single_selection_example"
  }
]'></mds-list-group>
  • Uses the check--s Icon to indicate a choice made by a user.

Use to create navigation, and include an active-item indicator.

Default
HTML Web Component
<ul class="mds-list-group">
    <li class="mds-list-group__item  mds-list-group__item--active">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Color
            </span>
            <div class="mds-list-group__active-indicator"></div>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Typography
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Space
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Icons
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Constants
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
</ul>
<mds-list-group variation="navigation" content='[
  {
    "active": true,
    "text": "Color",
    "href": "#"
  },
  {
    "text": "Typography",
    "href": "#"
  },
  {
    "text": "Space",
    "href": "#"
  },
  {
    "text": "Icons",
    "href": "#"
  },
  {
    "text": "Constants",
    "href": "#"
  }
]'></mds-list-group>
  • Uses the caret-right--s Icon to indicate the active item.

Subsection

Use to nest list items within an expandable parent section.

Subsection
HTML Web Component
<ul class="mds-list-group">
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Home
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item mds-list-group__item--drawer-toggle">
        <input type="checkbox" class="mds-list-group__toggle-input" id="mds-list-group__toggle-input-86820">
        <label for="mds-list-group__toggle-input-86820" class="mds-list-group__toggle">
            <svg class="mds-icon mds-list-group__toggle-icon" aria-hidden="true">
                <use xlink:href="#triangle-fill-down--s">
                </use>
            </svg>
            <span class="mds-list-group__toggle-text">Investment Workbooks</span>
        </label>
        <ul class="mds-list-group__sublist">
            <li class="mds-list-group__item mds-list-group__item--sublist">
                <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                        View All
                    </span>
                </a>
            </li>
            <li class="mds-list-group__item mds-list-group__item--sublist">
                <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                        Create New
                    </span>
                </a>
            </li>
        </ul>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item mds-list-group__item--drawer-toggle">
        <input type="checkbox" class="mds-list-group__toggle-input" id="mds-list-group__toggle-input-68794" checked>
        <label for="mds-list-group__toggle-input-68794" class="mds-list-group__toggle">
            <svg class="mds-icon mds-list-group__toggle-icon" aria-hidden="true">
                <use xlink:href="#triangle-fill-down--s">
                </use>
            </svg>
            <span class="mds-list-group__toggle-text">Morningstar Research</span>
        </label>
        <ul class="mds-list-group__sublist">
            <li class="mds-list-group__item mds-list-group__item--sublist">
                <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                        Following
                    </span>
                </a>
            </li>
            <li class="mds-list-group__item mds-list-group__item--sublist">
                <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                        Bookmarks
                    </span>
                </a>
            </li>
            <li class="mds-list-group__item mds-list-group__item--sublist mds-list-group__item--active mds-list-group__item--separator-before">
                <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                        Latest
                    </span>
                    <div class="mds-list-group__active-indicator"></div>
                </a>
            </li>
            <li class="mds-list-group__item mds-list-group__item--sublist">
                <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                        Videos
                    </span>
                </a>
            </li>
            <li class="mds-list-group__item mds-list-group__item--sublist">
                <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                        Topics
                    </span>
                </a>
            </li>
            <li class="mds-list-group__item mds-list-group__item--sublist">
                <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                        Publications
                    </span>
                </a>
            </li>
        </ul>
    </li>
</ul>
<mds-list-group variation="navigation" content='[
  {
    "href": "#",
    "text": "Home"
  },
  {
    "text": "Investment Workbooks",
    "children": [
      {
        "href": "#",
        "text": "View All"
      },
      {
        "href": "#",
        "text": "Create New"
      }
    ]
  },
  {
    "text": "Morningstar Research",
    "toggleActive": true,
    "children": [
      {
        "href": "#",
        "text": "Following"
      },
      {
        "href": "#",
        "text": "Bookmarks"
      },
      {
        "href": "#",
        "text": "Latest",
        "separatorBefore": true,
        "active": true
      },
      {
        "href": "#",
        "text": "Videos"
      },
      {
        "href": "#",
        "text": "Topics"
      },
      {
        "href": "#",
        "text": "Publications"
      }
    ]
  }
]'></mds-list-group>
  • Use when creating a complex navigation with two or more items per subsection.
  • Apply the mds-list-group__item--separator-before modifier class to a subsection item (mds-list-group__item--sublist) to create a separator above.
    • Never apply this modifier class to a top-level mds-list-group__item.
  • Parent sections are never links. Instead, their label should describe the subsections within.
  • Collapse subsections by default.
Do make a subsection that contains a single item in to a top-level item.
Do make a subsection that contains a single item in to a top-level item.
Don‘t put a single item in a subsection.
Don‘t put a single item in a subsection.

With Heading

Use a heading to communicate the theme of the list.

With Heading
HTML Web Component
<ul class="mds-list-group">
    <li class="mds-list-group__item mds-list-group__item--header">
        Visual Style
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Color
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Typography
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Space
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item mds-list-group__item--header">
        Components
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Buttons
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Forms
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                List Groups
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
</ul>
<mds-list-group content='[
  {
    "text": "Visual Style",
    "header": true
  },
  {
    "href": "#",
    "text": "Color"
  },
  {
    "href": "#",
    "text": "Typography"
  },
  {
    "href": "#",
    "text": "Space"
  },
  {
    "text": "Components",
    "header": true
  },
  {
    "href": "#",
    "text": "Buttons"
  },
  {
    "href": "#",
    "text": "Forms"
  },
  {
    "href": "#",
    "text": "List Groups"
  }
]'></mds-list-group>
  • Create hierarchy within navigation.
  • Give context or meaning to items within a list.

With Metadata

Use metadata to provide additional information about list items.

Default

Place metadata inline to provide a short piece of additional information.

Metadata
HTML Web Component
<ul class="mds-list-group">
    <li class="mds-list-group__item  mds-list-group__item--active">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Workbooks
                <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata">
                    24
                </span>
            </span>
            <div class="mds-list-group__active-indicator"></div>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Lists &amp; Screens
                <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata">
                    15
                </span>
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Column Sets
                <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata">
                    19
                </span>
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
</ul>
<mds-list-group variation="navigation" content='[
  {
    "active": true,
    "text": "Workbooks",
    "metadata": "24",
    "href": "#"
  },
  {
    "text": "Lists & Screens",
    "metadata": "15",
    "href": "#"
  },
  {
    "text": "Column Sets",
    "metadata": "19",
    "href": "#"
  }
]'></mds-list-group>
  • Use when quantifying objects contained in the list item, e.g., there are 24 workbooks in the above example.

Below

Place metadata below to provide longer pieces or multiple pieces of additional information.

Metadata (Below)
HTML Web Component
<ul class="mds-list-group">
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Fidelity®
                <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below">
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below-item">FFDIX</span>
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below-item">NASDAQ</span>
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below-item">Open End Fund</span>
                </span>
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Fidelity® 500 Index
                <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below">
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below-item">FXAIX</span>
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below-item">NASDAQ</span>
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below-item">Open End Fund</span>
                </span>
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Fidelity® Contrafund®
                <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below">
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below-item">FFDIX</span>
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below-item">NASDAQ</span>
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below-item">Open End Fund</span>
                </span>
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
</ul>
<mds-list-group variation="navigation" content='[
  {
    "text": "Fidelity®",
    "metadataBelow": [
      "FFDIX",
      "NASDAQ",
      "Open End Fund"
    ],
    "href": "#"
  },
  {
    "text": "Fidelity® 500 Index",
    "metadataBelow": [
      "FXAIX",
      "NASDAQ",
      "Open End Fund"
    ],
    "href": "#"
  },
  {
    "text": "Fidelity® Contrafund®",
    "metadataBelow": [
      "FFDIX",
      "NASDAQ",
      "Open End Fund"
    ],
    "href": "#"
  }
]'></mds-list-group>

With Microcopy

Use microcopy to provide supporting text content for list items.

HTML Web Component
<ul class="mds-list-group">
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Visual Language
                <span class="mds-list-group__item-microcopy">
                    The underlying pieces of the design system.
                </span>
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                UI Components
                <span class="mds-list-group__item-microcopy">
                    Reusable interface elements for use in products
                </span>
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Charts
                <span class="mds-list-group__item-microcopy">
                    Data visualizations to aid user understanding
                </span>
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
</ul>
<mds-list-group variation="navigation" content='[
  {
    "text": "Visual Language",
    "microcopy": "The underlying pieces of the design system.",
    "href": "#"
  },
  {
    "text": "UI Components",
    "microcopy": "Reusable interface elements for use in products",
    "href": "#"
  },
  {
    "text": "Charts",
    "microcopy": "Data visualizations to aid user understanding",
    "href": "#"
  }
]'></mds-list-group>

With Icon

Use to add meaning to items and increase scanability of a list of options.

With Icon
HTML Web Component
<ul class="mds-list-group mds-list-group--with-icon">
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <svg class="mds-icon mds-list-group__left-icon" aria-hidden="true">
                <use xlink:href="#pencil--s">
                </use>
            </svg>
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Create
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <svg class="mds-icon mds-list-group__left-icon" aria-hidden="true">
                <use xlink:href="#heart--s">
                </use>
            </svg>
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Favorite
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item  mds-list-group__item--disabled">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link " aria-disabled="true">
            <svg class="mds-icon mds-list-group__left-icon" aria-hidden="true">
                <use xlink:href="#download--s">
                </use>
            </svg>
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Download
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <svg class="mds-icon mds-list-group__left-icon" aria-hidden="true">
                <use xlink:href="#question-circle--s">
                </use>
            </svg>
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Help
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
</ul>
<mds-list-group with-icon content='[
  {
    "iconLeft": "pencil--s",
    "text": "Create",
    "href": "#"
  },
  {
    "iconLeft": "heart--s",
    "text": "Favorite",
    "href": "#"
  },
  {
    "disabled": true,
    "iconLeft": "download--s",
    "text": "Download",
    "href": "#"
  },
  {
    "iconLeft": "question-circle--s",
    "text": "Help",
    "href": "#"
  }
]'></mds-list-group>
Do include an icon for each item.
Do include an icon for each item.
Don‘t use icons for only some items, as this pushes text out of alignment and makes the options more difficult to scan.
Don‘t use icons for only some items, as this pushes text out of alignment and makes the options more difficult to scan.

With Image

Default Image

Use to add additional visual context and increase the scanability of items in a list, e.g., a company’s logo.

With Image (Default)
HTML Web Component
<ul class="mds-list-group">
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link mds-list-group__link--with-image">
            <img class="mds-list-group__item-image" src="/images/components/list-groups/list-group-with-image-logo-1@2x.png" aria-hidden="true">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Square Industries
                <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below">
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below-item">Equity</span>
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below-item">Large Value</span>
                </span>
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link mds-list-group__link--with-image">
            <img class="mds-list-group__item-image" src="/images/components/list-groups/list-group-with-image-logo-2@2x.png" aria-hidden="true">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Triangle Manufacturing
                <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below">
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below-item">Equity</span>
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below-item">Large Growth</span>
                </span>
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link mds-list-group__link--with-image">
            <img class="mds-list-group__item-image" src="/images/components/list-groups/list-group-with-image-logo-3@2x.png" aria-hidden="true">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Circle Goods
                <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below">
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below-item">Equity</span>
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below-item">Large Blend</span>
                </span>
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
</ul>
<mds-list-group content='[
  {
    "text": "Square Industries",
    "href": "#",
    "image": "/images/components/list-groups/list-group-with-image-logo-1@2x.png",
    "metadataBelow": [
      "Equity",
      "Large Value"
    ]
  },
  {
    "text": "Triangle Manufacturing",
    "href": "#",
    "image": "/images/components/list-groups/list-group-with-image-logo-2@2x.png",
    "metadataBelow": [
      "Equity",
      "Large Growth"
    ]
  },
  {
    "text": "Circle Goods",
    "href": "#",
    "image": "/images/components/list-groups/list-group-with-image-logo-3@2x.png",
    "metadataBelow": [
      "Equity",
      "Large Blend"
    ]
  }
]'></mds-list-group>

Round Image

Use when showing an image of an individual, e.g., an article’s author.

HTML Web Component
<ul class="mds-list-group">
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link mds-list-group__link--with-image">
            <img class="mds-list-group__item-image mds-list-group__item-image--round" src="/images/components/list-groups/list-group-with-image-christine-benz.jpg" aria-hidden="true">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Christine Benz
                <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below">
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below-item">Author</span>
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below-item">Director of Personal Finance</span>
                </span>
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link mds-list-group__link--with-image">
            <img class="mds-list-group__item-image mds-list-group__item-image--round" src="/images/components/list-groups/list-group-with-image-john-rekenthaler.jpg" aria-hidden="true">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                John Rekenthaler
                <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below">
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below-item">Author</span>
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below-item">Vice President of Research</span>
                </span>
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link mds-list-group__link--with-image">
            <img class="mds-list-group__item-image mds-list-group__item-image--round" src="/images/components/list-groups/list-group-with-image-karen-wallace.jpg" aria-hidden="true">
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Karen Wallace, CFP®
                <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below">
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below-item">Author</span>
                    <span class="mds-list-group__item-metadata-below-item">Director of Investor Education</span>
                </span>
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
</ul>
<mds-list-group content='[
  {
    "text": "Christine Benz",
    "href": "#",
    "image": "/images/components/list-groups/list-group-with-image-christine-benz.jpg",
    "imageRound": true,
    "metadataBelow": [
      "Author",
      "Director of Personal Finance"
    ]
  },
  {
    "text": "John Rekenthaler",
    "href": "#",
    "image": "/images/components/list-groups/list-group-with-image-john-rekenthaler.jpg",
    "imageRound": true,
    "metadataBelow": [
      "Author",
      "Vice President of Research"
    ]
  },
  {
    "text": "Karen Wallace, CFP®",
    "href": "#",
    "image": "/images/components/list-groups/list-group-with-image-karen-wallace.jpg",
    "imageRound": true,
    "metadataBelow": [
      "Author",
      "Director of Investor Education"
    ]
  }
]'></mds-list-group>
  • Never use default and round images within the same list group.

Sizing

Sizing affects text size, icon size, and internal padding. The default size is medium, and you can use modifier classes or props to make the list group smaller or larger.

Small
Medium (Default)
Large
Touch Revised
HTML Web Component
<ul class="mds-list-group mds-list-group--with-icon mds-list-group--small">
    <li class="mds-list-group__item mds-list-group__item--header">
        Options
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <svg class="mds-icon mds-list-group__left-icon" aria-hidden="true">
                <use xlink:href="#pencil--s">
                </use>
            </svg>
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Create
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <svg class="mds-icon mds-list-group__left-icon" aria-hidden="true">
                <use xlink:href="#heart--s">
                </use>
            </svg>
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Favorite
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <svg class="mds-icon mds-list-group__left-icon" aria-hidden="true">
                <use xlink:href="#download--s">
                </use>
            </svg>
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Download
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="mds-list-group__item ">
        <a href="#" class="mds-list-group__link ">
            <svg class="mds-icon mds-list-group__left-icon" aria-hidden="true">
                <use xlink:href="#question-circle--s">
                </use>
            </svg>
            <span class="mds-list-group__item-text">
                Help
            </span>
        </a>
    </li>
</ul>
<mds-list-group with-icon size="small" content='[
  {
    "text": "Options",
    "header": true
  },
  {
    "iconLeft": "pencil--s",
    "text": "Create",
    "href": "#"
  },
  {
    "iconLeft": "heart--s",
    "text": "Favorite",
    "href": "#"
  },
  {
    "text": "Download",
    "iconLeft": "download--s",
    "href": "#"
  },
  {
    "text": "Help",
    "iconLeft": "question-circle--s",
    "href": "#"
  }
]'></mds-list-group>
  • See mixin documentation for additional details on how to create media queries to switch to the touch size.
  • Note: mds-list-group--touch and touch have been deprecated and will be removed in MDS version 3.0. Instead, use mds-list-group--touch-revised and touch-revised.

Icon Size

Icon size is predetermined and applied automatically. To avoid undesirable scaling of icon artwork, use the chart below to choose the correct icon size to use in your list group.

List Group Size
Icon Size

Small

Small Icon

Medium

Small Icon

Large

Default Icon

Touch

Default Icon

Use When

  • Creating vertical navigation.
  • Displaying options within a Menu.

Don’t Use When

  • Displaying tabular data. Instead, use a Data Table.

Visual Language

  • When used for a right-hand navigation, omit the selected row icon and indicate the active item using only the active state of the list item.

Behaviors

  • Afford interactions—hovers and a clickable region—for the entire item block, not just the label.

Editorial

  • Try to keep list items brief and around the same word count.
  • Fewer than four words per list item is preferred, but no more than six, if possible.
  • Similar to the philosophy of Links, list items should deliver exactly what we’re calling them.
  • If you’re constructing a list of all nouns, try to do the same throughout the list.
  • If you’re constructing a list of all commands, keep them all in the active tense, for example:
    • Open / Save / Copy / Print / Quit
    • Create a task / Share with a colleague / Print this report

CSS

Class References

Class
Applies to
Outcome

mds-list-group--small

mds-list-group

Applies small styles to the list group.

mds-list-group--large

mds-list-group

Applies large styles to the list group.

mds-list-group--touch

mds-list-group

Deprecated, will be removed in v3.0. Use the mds-list-group--touch-revised instead. Applies touch styles to the list group.

mds-list-group--touch-revised

mds-list-group

Applies touch styles to the list group.

mds-list-group--with-icon

mds-list-group

Creates space for icons placed to the left of list items.

mds-list-group__item--separator-before

mds-list-group__item--sublist

Adds a horizontal separator above the sublist item.

mds-list-group__item--sublist

mds-list-group__item

Adds left margin and decreases font size of a list item to create a parent-child hierarchy.

mds-list-group__item--header

mds-list-group__item

Creates an eyebrow heading style for the list item.

mds-list-group__item--active

mds-list-group__item

Changes the color of a list item to denote “selected”, “active”, or “highlighted”.

mds-list-group__item--disabled

mds-list-group__item

Changes the opacity of list item to make it look inactive and prevents the link from being clicked.

mds-list-group__item--drawer-toggle

mds-list-group__item

Deprecated, will be removed in v3.0. Do not use.

mds-list-group__item-image--round

mds-list-group__item-image

Adjusts styling to render a round image for the With Image variation.

Mixins

Touch Properties

Use this mixin to create media queries in your product styles to switch list groups to their touch variation.

@include mds-list-group-touch-revised-properties();

For example, switching to the touch variation on screens with a max-width of 500px:

// Your product SCSS
@media screen and (max-width: 500px) {
    @include mds-list-group-touch-revised-properties();
}
  • The mixin includes all CSS properties required to convert any size into the touch variation, including styling to resize the list group item icon(s), if applicable. However, the mixin doesn’t update the underlying icon file used. To avoid undesirable scaling, DOM manipulation via JavaScript is required to update the list group item icon(s). This is only an issue when switching from small or medium to touch. Consider using the web component and programmatically updating the size and iconLeft props, iconRight is automatically updated to reflect the size used.
  • Use a media query that makes the most sense for your product, in addition to max-width, pointer: coarse is another helpful method for targeting touch screen devices.
  • If you don’t want every instance to change, consider using a wrapping class around the media query to target specific elements in your product.
  • Note: @mixin mds-list-group-touch-properties() has been deprecated and will be removed in 3.0. Instead, use @mixin mds-list-group-touch-revised-properties().

Web Component

List groups are comprised of two separate web components, each with a dedicated API:

  • List Group Item - The individual items within a list group, including props for all available configurations.
  • List Group - Presents a set of list group items as a unified group.

List Group Item

Props

When setting props as attributes on a custom HTML element, use kebab-case instead of camelCase.

Prop
Type
Validation
Default
Description

active

Boolean

Parent list group variation must be set to navigation

false

Sets the active item.

additionalClass

String

A space-separated list of class names that will be appended to the default mds-list-group__item class.

checked

Boolean

Parent list group variation must be set to selection

false

Sets the checked item.

children

Array

An array of items to be used as subsection children. Children items use the props from this table, with the exception of children, iconLeft, metadata, and variation.

disabled

Boolean

false

Disables the list group item.

header

Boolean

Cannot be used within a children array.

false

Renders the item with heading styling.

href

String

#

An item’s href link.

iconLeft

String

One of: [MDS Icon Name], the parent list group’s withIcon must be set to true.

Adds a descriptive icon to the left of the item.

See the iconography page for available icons.

Do not use inside children.

iconRight

String

One of: [MDS Icon Name]

Has no effect when variation is selection or navigation

Sets the icon displayed to the right of the item.

id

String

The id attribute for both the custom and HTML element. If defined, the id value in HTML element will be suffixed with --item.

image

String

Do not use inside children.

Sets the image src= path for a With Image list group item.

imageRound

Boolean

Only valid when a string is passed to image.

false

When true, renders a round image within a With Image list group item.

metadata

String

Do not use inside children.

Metadata for the list group item.

metadataBelow

Array

Do not use inside children.

Metadata Below for the list group item.

microcopy

String

Do not use inside children.

Microcopy for the list group item.

name

String

Required when variation is selection

Sets the name attribute for radio-based list items.

parentVariation

Boolean

Required when parent list group’s variation is defined. The value must match the parent list group’s variation.

Sets the list group item variation.

separatorBefore

Boolean

Must be used inside children.

false

Adds a separator above a subsection child item.

text

String

Required

The text of the list group item.

toggleActive

Boolean

List group item must include a children prop.

false

If true, expands/open the sublist.

value

String

Required when variation is selection

Sets the value attribute for radio-based list items.

List Group

Props

When setting props as attributes on a custom HTML element, use kebab-case instead of camelCase.

Prop
Type
Validation
Default
Description

additionalClass

String

false

A space-separated list of class names that will be appended to the default mds-list-group class.

content

Array

-

An array of list group items. See the list group item API props below for details.

size

String

One of: small, medium, large, touch, touch-revised

medium

Alters the size of the list group. Size touch is deprecated and will be removed in v3.0. Use touch-revised instead.

variation

String

One of: navigation, selection

Sets the list group variation.

withIcon

Boolean

false

Enable icons to the left of list group item text.

Slots

Default Slot

Pass <mds-list-group-item> custom elements in between the <mds-list-group></mds-list-group> tags to set the list group items. The list group item parentVariation must match the parent list group’s variation when the default list group slot is used.

Usage Examples

Setting the list group items’ text and href via props. Setting the list group size and content via props:

<script>
    // Configured using List Group Item API
    myItems = [{
            text: "Item 1",
            href: "/item-1.html"
        },
        {
            text: "Item 2",
            href: "/item-2.html"
        },
        {
            text: "Item 3",
            href: "/item-3.html"
        }
    ]
</script>
<mds-list-group content="myItems" size="small"></mds-list-group>

Setting the list group items’ text, href, metadata, and active via props. Setting the list group variation and content via props:

<script>
    // Configured using List Group Item API
    myItems = [{
            text: "Item 1",
            href: "/item-1.html",
            metadata: "24",
            active: true
        },
        {
            text: "Item 2",
            href: "/item-2.html",
            metadata: "12"
        },
        {
            text: "Item 3",
            href: "/item-3.html"
            metadata: "6"
        }
    ]
</script>
<mds-list-group content="myItems" variation="navigation"></mds-list-group>

Setting the list group items’ text, iconLeft, and href via props. Setting the list group withIcon and content via props:

<script>
    // Configured using List Group Item API
    myItems = [{
            text: "Item 1",
            href: "/item-1.html",
            iconLeft: "gear--s"
        },
        {
            text: "Item 2",
            href: "/item-2.html",
            iconLeft: " bell--s"
        },
        {
            text: " Item 3",
            href: "/item-3.html",
            iconLeft: "heart--s"
        }
    ]
</script>
<mds-list-group content="myItems" with-icon></mds-list-group> 

Setting the list group items via the list group default slot. Setting the list group variation and content via props:

<mds-list-group content="myItems" variation="navigation">
    <mds-list-group-item parent-variation="navigation" text="Item 1" href="/item-1.html" metadata="24" active></mds-list-group-item>
    <mds-list-group-item parent-variation="navigation" text="Item 2" href="/item-3.html" metadata="12"></mds-list-group-item>
    <mds-list-group-item parent-variation="navigation" text="Item 3" href="/item-4.html" metadata="6"></mds-list-group-item>
</mds-list-group>

Setting the list group items’ text, href, children, and separatorBefore via props. Setting the list group content via props:

<script>
    // Configured using List Group Item API
    myItems = [{
            text: "Item 1",
            href: "/item-1.html"
        },
        {
            text: "Item 2",
            href: "/item-2.html"
        },
        {
            text: "Item 3",
            href: "/item-3.html",
            children: [{
                    text: "Child 1",
                    href: "/child-1.html"
                },
                {
                    text: "Child 2",
                    href: "/child-2.html",
                    separatorBefore: true
                }
            ]
        },
    ]
</script>
<mds-list-group content="myItems"></mds-list-group>

Implementation Tips

Sticky Hover State on Touch Screens

On touch screens, :hover states “stick” after tapping an interactive element. To counter this behavior, MDS provides a mixin that resets component hover states to their default styles:

@include mds-sticky-hover-reset();

The mixin uses a media query based on hover: none to target touch screen devices and includes resets for Buttons, Checkboxes, Inputs, List Groups, Radio Buttons, Search Fields, Selects, Switches, and Textareas. You can apply this mixin within your product’s media queries along with other MDS touch styles, for example:

// Your product SCSS
@media screen and (max-width: 500px) {
    @include mds-sticky-hover-reset();
    @include mds-componentName-touch-properties();

    // The rest of your product’s responsive/touch styles...
}