Message List

Message List allows you to show a list of messages, for example, a chat log. You can configure the text content, information about the sender and the time of sending for each message.

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Person person = DataService.getPeople(1).get(0);
MessageList list = new MessageList();
Instant yesterday = LocalDateTime.now().minusDays(1)
        .toInstant(ZoneOffset.UTC);
Instant fiftyMinsAgo = LocalDateTime.now().minusMinutes(50)
        .toInstant(ZoneOffset.UTC);
MessageListItem message1 = new MessageListItem(
        "Linsey, could you check if the details with the order are okay?",
        yesterday, "Matt Mambo");
message1.setUserColorIndex(1);
MessageListItem message2 = new MessageListItem("All good. Ship it.",
        fiftyMinsAgo, "Linsey Listy", person.getPictureUrl());
message2.setUserColorIndex(2);
list.setItems(Arrays.asList(message1, message2));
add(list);

The messages in the list can be populated with the items property. The items property is of type Array, with JSON objects in it. Each JSON object is a single message.

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