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Chat window user interface using listview in Blazor ListView component

ListView can be customized as chat window. To achieve that, use the ListView Template .

* The ListView template is used to showcase the ListView as chat window.
* Avatar control is used to design the image of contact person.

Refer the below template code snippet for Template of chat window.

<div class="flex item__container">
    <div class="flex flex__1 vertical__center flex__center @(currentData.Chat == "sender" ? "flex__order__2" : "")">
        @if (currentData.Avatar != "")
        {
            <span class="e-avatar e-avatar-circle">@currentData.Avatar</span>
        }
        else
        {
            <span class="@currentData.Pic e-avatar e-avatar-circle"></span>
        }
    </div>
    <div class="flex content__container flex__8 vertical padding @(currentData.Chat == "sender" ? "right__align" : "left__align")">
        <div class="bold">@currentData.Text</div>
        <div class="small__font">@currentData.Contact</div>
    </div>
</div>

Chat order in template

In ListView template, we have rendered the list items based on receiver and sender information from dataSource of listview.

Adding messages to chat window

* Use textbox to get message from user.
* Add the textbox message to ListView dataSource using ObservableCollection.
void OnSend()
{
    if (SfTextBox.Value != "")
    {
        DataSource.Add(new ListDataModel
        {
            Text = "Amenda",
            Contact = SfTextBox.Value,
            Id = new Random().Next(300, 900).ToString(),
            Avatar = "A",
            Pic = "",
            Chat = "receiver"
        });
    }

}
@using Syncfusion.Blazor.Inputs
@using System.Collections.ObjectModel

<div id="container">
    <div id="sample">
        <SfListView ID="list"
                     DataSource="@DataSource"
                     ShowHeader="true"
                     Height="420px"
                     HeaderTitle="Chat">
            <ListViewFieldSettings Id="Id" Text="Text"></ListViewFieldSettings>
            <ListViewTemplates TValue="ListDataModel">
                <Template>
                    @{
                        ListDataModel currentData = context as ListDataModel;

                        <div class="flex item__container">
                            <div class="flex flex__1 vertical__center flex__center @(currentData.Chat == "sender" ? "flex__order__2" : "")">
                                @if (currentData.Avatar != "")
                                {
                                    <span class="e-avatar e-avatar-circle">@currentData.Avatar</span>
                                }
                                else
                                {
                                    <span class="@currentData.Pic e-avatar e-avatar-circle"></span>
                                }
                            </div>
                            <div class="flex content__container flex__8 vertical padding @(currentData.Chat == "sender" ? "right__align" : "left__align")">
                                <div class="bold">@currentData.Text</div>
                                <div class="small__font">@currentData.Contact</div>
                            </div>
                        </div>
                    }
                </Template>
            </ListViewTemplates>
        </SfListView>
        <div class="flex">
            <div class="flex__8 padding">
                <SfTextBox Placeholder="Type your message"
                            @ref="@SfTextBox"
                            ></SfTextBox>
            </div>
            <div class="flex__1">
                <button class="e-btn" @onclick="@OnSend">Send</button>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
</div>

@code
{
    SfTextBox SfTextBox;
    ObservableCollection<ListDataModel> DataSource = new ObservableCollection<ListDataModel>() {
        new ListDataModel {
            Text = "Jenifer",
            Contact = "Hi",
            Id = "1",
            Avatar = "",
            Pic = "pic01",
            Chat = "sender"
        },
        new ListDataModel {
            Text = "Amenda",
            Contact = "Hello",
            Id = "2",
            Avatar = "A",
            Pic = "",
            Chat = "receiver"
        },
        new ListDataModel {
            Text = "Jenifer",
            Contact = "What Knid of application going to launch",
            Id = "4",
            Avatar = "",
            Pic = "pic02",
            Chat = "sender"
        },
        new ListDataModel {
            Text = "Amenda ",
            Contact = "A knid of Emergency broadcast App",
            Id = "5",
            Avatar = "A",
            Pic = "",
            Chat = "receiver"
        },
        new ListDataModel {
            Text = "Jacob",
            Contact = "Can you please elaborate",
            Id = "6",
            Avatar = "",
            Pic = "pic04",
            Chat = "sender"
        },
    };

    void OnSend()
    {
        if (SfTextBox.Value != "")
        {
            DataSource.Add(new ListDataModel
            {
                Text = "Amenda",
                Contact = SfTextBox.Value,
                Id = new Random().Next(300, 900).ToString(),
                Avatar = "A",
                Pic = "",
                Chat = "receiver"
            });
        }

    }

    class ListDataModel
    {
        public string Id
        {
            get;
            set;
        }
        public string Chat
        {
            get;
            set;
        }
        public string Pic
        {
            get;
            set;
        }
        public string Avatar
        {
            get;
            set;
        }
        public string Text
        {
            get;
            set;
        }
        public string Contact
        {
            get;
            set;
        }
    }
}

<style>
    #list {
        box-shadow: 0 1px 4px #ddd;
        border-bottom: 1px solid #ddd;
    }

    #sample {
        height: 220px;
        margin: 0 auto;
        display: block;
        max-width: 350px;
    }

    #list {
        margin: 0 auto;
        border: 1px solid #ccc;
    }

        #list .e-list-item {
            height: auto;
            cursor: pointer;
            line-height: 22px;
            padding: 8px;
        }

        #list.e-listview .e-list-header {
            background-color: #0278d7;
            color: white;
        }

        #list .e-list-item.e-active {
            background-color: transparent;
        }

        #list .e-list-item.e-hover {
            background-color: transparent;
        }

    .padding {
        padding: 4px;
    }

    .right__align {
        text-align: right;
        margin-right: 8px;
        padding-right: 8px;
    }

    .left__align {
        margin-left: 8px;
        padding-left: 8px;
    }

    .content__container {
        background-color: aliceblue;
    }

    .flex {
        display: flex;
    }

    .flex__center {
        justify-content: center;
    }

    .vertical__center {
        align-items: center;
    }

    .vertical {
        flex-direction: column;
    }

    .flex__order__1 {
        order: 1;
    }

    .flex__order__2 {
        order: 2;
    }

    .flex__1 {
        flex: 1;
    }

    .flex__2 {
        flex: 2;
    }

    .flex__3 {
        flex: 3;
    }

    .flex__5 {
        flex: 5;
    }

    .flex__8 {
        flex: 8;
    }

    .bold {
        font-weight: 500;
    }

    .margin {
        margin: 10px;
        width: 350px;
    }

    .small__font {
        font-size: 13px;
        margin: 2px 0;
    }

    .pic01 {
        background-image: url("./../images/1.png");
    }

    .pic02 {
        background-image: url("./../images/3.png");
    }

    .pic03 {
        background-image: url("./../images/5.png");
    }

    .pic04 {
        background-image: url("./../images/2.png");
    }
</style>

ListView - chat window