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I wrote an article about creating an infinite loading list with React and GraphQL. Someone pointed out the React implementation of the list was a bit complex. I figure out it was possible to write an abstraction for this particular case. Here it is!

This component aims to stay easy to use. If your use case needs more options I recommend using directly awesome libraries from Brian Vaughn listed in dependencies section.


You can find a demo here.


npm install --save react-simple-infinite-loading


import React from 'react'

import InfiniteLoading from 'react-simple-infinite-loading'

function Example({ items, fetchMore, hasMore }) {
  return (
    <div style={{ width: 300, height: 300 }}>
        { => <div key={item}>{item}</div>)}

Link to example


react-simple-infinite-loading has only three dependencies:

  • react-window is made to display efficiently large lists. It only creates components for the visible elements and reuse nodes.
  • react-window-infinite-loader is a HOC that loads elements just-in-time as user scrolls down the list
  • react-virtualized-auto-sizer helps you displaying your list so it fits the space available in its parent container.


property name required type description
children yes function The children function should return the jsx for an item of the list. An object is passed as parameter containing item, index, style. You must pass the style to top-level tag of your item's jsx.
items yes array An array of elements. Any type of elements is accepted.
itemHeight yes number The height of an item. All items should have the same height.
itemsCount no number The count of items to be loaded, if known. Prevents the scrollbar from changing its size as the items are being loaded.
hasMoreItems no boolean A boolean that determines if there are still items to load using loadMoreItems function.
loadMoreItems no function A function that will be called each time the list need to load more items.
placeholder no node Any render-able value like strings or React.Nodes to be displayed while children is loading


Apache-2.0 © frinyvonnick


Thanks goes to these wonderful people (emoji key):

Yvonnick FRIN
Yvonnick FRIN


Henrique Martins
Henrique Martins

Yoann Prot
Yoann Prot

Jimmy Kasprzak
Jimmy Kasprzak

Kerem Hallaç
Kerem Hallaç


📖 💻
Giancarlo França
Giancarlo França


This project follows the all-contributors specification. Contributions of any kind welcome!

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