I have a few list views on SharePoint 2013.

I want to set background color on the list view selector or set font color.

How to do it?


  • Which version of SharePoint you are using? Feb 27, 2019 at 17:01
  • Sharepoint 2013
    – JJL
    Feb 28, 2019 at 1:38

1 Answer 1


In SharePoint 2013 was introduced a so called Client Rendering Mode (CSR) which represents a rendering engine for list views, list forms and search results. I would recommend you to consider the following approach for your task.

Below example demonstrates how to highlight list task rows based on their status

Template code:

"SPClientTemplates", function() {
     OnPostRender: function(ctx) {

       var statusColors =  {
      'Not Started' : '#FFF1AD',  
      'In Progress' : '#FFD800',
      'Completed' : '#01DF3A' 

   var rows = ctx.ListData.Row;
   for (var i=0;i<rows.length;i++)
         var status = rows[i]["Status"];
         var rowId = GenerateIIDForListItem(ctx, rows[i]);
         var row = document.getElementById(rowId); 
         row.style.backgroundColor = statusColors[status];


For more clarification and how to add this code in JSLink of list view, see my answer How to Highlight a Row on Active Status.

  • Have you tried this? Is it working for you?? Sep 9, 2019 at 7:20

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