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List view stuck in edit mode

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I have an editable list that allows the user to add and delete items. There is an Add button to add items to the list and the EditButton view along with an onDelete method allows items to be deleted from the list either by swiping right to left, or by tapping the Edit button and then tapping the delete icon.

All is working well when the user swipes from right to left to delete items from the list. When deleting items the Edit button changes to Done, but reverts to Edit when the item has been deleted.

However, if the Edit button is tapped to enter edit mode (Edit button changes to Done) to delete items using the delete icon and confirming the delete, items are deleted okay but when the last item is deleted and the list is empty, the list stays in edit mode.

Is there any way to automatically leave Edit Mode when the list is empty?

What I ultimately want is to display a "Tap + to add a list" text view and hide the EditButton when the list is empty, which I can do, but when the user adds item(s) to an empty list and the EditButton is displayed again, it's still in edit mode i.e. displays Done, not Edit. This looks strange to me and could confuse the user.

Here is some example code I'm using for the editable list:

struct ContentView: View {
    @State private var users = ["Mary", "Mungo", "Midge"]

    var body: some View {
        NavigationView {
            List {
                ForEach(users, id: \.self) { user in
                .onDelete(perform: delete)
            .toolbar {
                ToolbarItem(placement: .navigationBarLeading) {
                    Button(action: add) {
                        Label("Add", systemImage: "plus")
                ToolbarItem(placement: .navigationBarTrailing) {

    func add() {
        users.append("New User")

    func delete(at offsets: IndexSet) {
        users.remove(atOffsets: offsets)

Here's a link to a short video file showing the empty list staying in edit mode until the Done button is tapped editable-list




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