Under Review
Last Updated: 03 Apr 2020 08:04 by ADMIN
Created on: 01 Apr 2020 20:10
Type: Feature Request
conversational ui unread indicator and chat history

I'm trying out the KendoReact Conversational UI and there are two things that I would expect to exist in the API that I can't seem to find.


1. Unread indicator - I'd like to mark where the last unread message was but there doesn't seem to be a way to do that with the API.

2. Load more messages - I'd like to be able to only load a certain number of messages from the chat history on initial load and then load more messages as the user scrolls (or possibly have a "load more" button) but there doesn't seem to be any callback for that.


I already have ideas to work around both of these with the "messageTemplate" but I wanted to check if I might be missing something obvious first.


-- Erik Sandberg

Posted on: 02 Apr 2020 17:54
Those both sound like good requests. Thank you.
Posted on: 02 Apr 2020 06:20

Hello, Erik,

These indeed sound like two very useful features of the Chat.

If you like I can transfer this to an official public feature request.

I would like to check if the following improvements sound good:

1)  Unread indicator - this can be part of the message data, and we will render an indicator based on the value - like none, send, seen?


2) Providing access to the onScroll event of the Chat to allow rendering more items when the user scrolls?

This can be done for now with using the ref:


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