How to customize List in SwiftUI with sections, header and footer

In previous post, we learned how to create a List with custom rows. Today, we are going to extend our List by adding a section with a header and a footer. On top of that, we’re going to use a technique which hides empty rows in the List to make it look like this:

SwiftUI List with custom section, header and a footer.

This look can be achieved by using a ForEach structure which makes a view from an underlying data.

struct ContentView: View {
    let hikingTrails = [
        Trail(name: "Stanford Dish", location: "Palo Alto", distance: 3.9),
        Trail(name: "Edgewood", location: "Redwood City", distance: 3.2),
        Trail(name: "Mission Peak", location: "Fremont", distance: 7.1),
        Trail(name: "Big Basin", location: "Boulder Creek", distance: 4.3),
        Trail(name: "Alum Rock", location: "Milpitas", distance: 5.7),
    var body: some View {
        List {
            Section(header: ListHeader(), footer: ListFooter()) {
                ForEach(hikingTrails) { trail in
                    TrailRow(trail: trail)

struct ListHeader: View {
    var body: some View {
        HStack {
            Image(systemName: "map")
            Text("Hiking Trails in Silicon Valley")

struct ListFooter: View {
    var body: some View {
        Text("Remember to pack plenty of water and bring sunscreen.")

Creating List sections can be achieved by using a Section structure which also allows us to specify custom header and footer views.

Finally, use the listStyle modifier to pick default system appearance for the List sections:


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