In SwiftUI how can I have a View exceed its parents frame/boundary in a List?


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Consider the following code:

import SwiftUI

struct ContentView: View {
  private var listContent: [String] = ["This", "is", "a", "placeholder", "list"]
  var body: some View {
    List {
      ForEach(listContent, id: .self) { entry in
        listElement(text: entry)

struct listElement: View {
  @State var text: String
  var body: some View {
    Section() {
      HStack {
          .frame(width: 30, height: nil)

which generates this


I would like to add additional markers to the left of each List element and/or section, like this (mockup):


I have the data that describes the width of the green bars leading into the list elements on the child and parent element. Coming from web development I expect to do something like a child element having negative margin and is thus exceeding its parents container. However I could not get it to work with SwiftUI’s padding. Is there a way to do this?


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