A list arranges multiple items in a single column.





List / Virtual List

(+ Snap List view, Marquee)


A list shows multiple items belonging to a single category. Users can select an item from a list to view more details or perform tasks.


  • List items
    • Text only

      Text that’s longer than one screen slides in and fades out at the right-hand edge. Subtext strings can be added; they need to be center-aligned and limited to two lines.

    • Icon with text

      Supplement list items with an icon.

    • Icon only

      Lists can consist solely of icons when providing list buttons.

    • Additional controls

      You can provide an on/off switch, checkbox, or radio button along with the main text.

    • Multi-line item

      Multi-line item provides details of the listed items or other items. By providing details of listed items, this feature can effectively reduce users’ efforts in searching for in-depth details. Detailed text should not exceed one page.

  • Group index

Indexes help users quickly find the items they want by dividing a long list into groups. Groups can be browsed more easily and can be indexed in alphabetical order, by category, date, or time.

Group index in developer’s guides


Genlist > Groupindex



A group index should fit on a single line and come before the first item of each group. As they’re just used as a visual divider, they can’t be selected. Fast scroll indexes can also be used to facilitate quick browsing.

Group indexes divide list items into groups.


  • Focus

    An item comes into focus when it’s brought to the center of the screen. Other items above and below the focus are demagnified.

  • Rotary action

    The bezel can be used to browse a list. Turning the bezel by one detent scrolls the list by one item.

    Users can browse lists with the rotary action.

  • Select mode

    Users can select multiple items by touching and holding one list item.


You can design list pages using one of the following formats. The default height for a list item is 130 pixels, but you can customize it if your list items have subtext.

                             Basic list view

    List view with subtext

List view with multiple subtexts

                         List view with an icon

    List view with check boxes

List view with radio buttons           

Multi-line item

Design specs

  • Basic list view
  • List view with subtext

  • List view with multiple subtexts

  • List view with an icon