ASPxListBox Class

A list box control.

Namespace: DevExpress.Web

Assembly: DevExpress.Web.v20.2.dll


public class ASPxListBox :


The ASPxListBox allows you to display a list of items which can be selected by end-users.

Create a List Box

Design Time

The ASPxListBox control is available on the DX.20.2: Common Controls toolbox tab in the Microsoft Visual Studio IDE.

Drag the control onto a form and customize the control's settings, or paste the control markup in the page's source code.


To properly function, DevExpress controls require that special modules, handlers and options are registered in the the Web.config file. Switch the Microsoft Visual Studio IDE to the Design tab to automatically update the Web.config file with the required DevExpress information.

<dx:ASPxListBox ID="ASPxListBox1" runat="server" Width="100">
        <dx:ListEditItem Text="Item 1" Value="Item 1" />
        <dx:ListEditItem Text="Item 2" Value="Item 2" />
        <dx:ListEditItem Text="Item 3" Value="Item 3" />

Run Time

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    ASPxListBox listBox = new ASPxListBox();
    listBox.ID = "ASPxListBox1";
    listBox.Items.Add(new ListEditItem("Item 1"));
    listBox.Items.Add(new ListEditItem("Item 2"));
    listBox.Items.Add(new ListEditItem("Item 3"));

Client-Side API

The ASPxListBox's client-side API is implemented with JavaScript language and exposed by the ASPxClientListBox object.


Available by default.

Client object type


Access name




<dx:ASPxListBox ID="ASPxListBox1" runat="server" Theme="Office365" ClientInstanceName="listBox">
        <dx:ListEditItem Text="Item1" Value="10" />
        <dx:ListEditItem Text="Item2" Value="20" />
        <dx:ListEditItem Text="Item3" Value="30" />
<br />
<dx:ASPxButton ID="ASPxButton1" runat="server" AutoPostBack="False" Text="Get Item's Info" Theme="Office365">
    <ClientSideEvents Click="function(s, e) {
        var item = listBox.GetSelectedItem();
        memo.SetText('Text: ' + item.text + '\n' + 'Value: ' + item.value + '\n' + 'Selected: ' + item.selected + '\n' + 'Index: ' + item.index );  
    }" />
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<dx:ASPxMemo ClientInstanceName="memo" ID="ASPxMemo1" runat="server" Height="71px" Width="170px"></dx:ASPxMemo>

Common Concept

You can populate the ASPxListBox manually or bind it to a data source. The editor stores its items in the ASPxListEdit.Items collection. You can specify the caption text (ListEditItem.Text), associated value (ListEditItem.Value) and display image (ListEditItem.ImageUrl) for an individual item.


Each item in the ASPxListEdit.Items collection should be unique. There should not be two or more list items with the same value (ListEditItem.Value).

Data Binding

Use the DataSourceID (DataSource) property to bind a list box to a data source.

The following properties allow you to specify an item characteristics (text, value and image) that are obtained from specific data fields:


An item's value (ASPxListEdit.ValueField](xref:DevExpress.Web.ASPxListEdit.ValueField)) should be unique.

<dx:ASPxListBox ID="ASPxListBox1" runat="server" Height="160px" Theme="Office365" DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1" >
        <dx:ListBoxColumn FieldName="OrderID" Width="60" />
        <dx:ListBoxColumn FieldName="ShipCity" Width="130" />
        <dx:ListBoxColumn FieldName="ShipCountry" Width="130" />

<asp:SqlDataSource ID="SqlDataSource1" runat="server" ConnectionString="Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=F:\Docs\DB\nwind.mdb" 
  ProviderName="System.Data.OleDb" SelectCommand="SELECT [OrderID], [ShipCity], [ShipCountry] FROM [Orders]">

More details

Multiple Selection

The ASPxListBox allows you to select multiple list items at the same time (SelectionMode). The following selection modes are available:

<dx:ASPxListBox ID="ASPxListBox1" runat="server" Width="100" SelectionMode="CheckColumn">
        <dx:ListEditItem Text="Item 1" Value="Item 1" />
        <dx:ListEditItem Text="Item 2" Value="Item 2" />
        <dx:ListEditItem Text="Item 3" Value="Item 3" />

More details | See demo


Users can enter text in the filter editor above the list to filter list box items. Set the ShowSearchUI property to true to set the search editor visible.

<dx:ASPxListBox ID="ASPxListBox1" runat="server" ValueType="System.String" 
TextField="ProductName" ValueField="ProductName" Width="200px" Height="200px" 
Theme="Office365" DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1">
    <FilteringSettings ShowSearchUI="true" />

See demo

Multi-Column Mode

The list box allows you to display its data (from a data source) in several columns. Use the ASPxListBox.Columns property to access the control's columns collection.

<dx:ASPxListBox ID="ASPxListBox1" runat="server" Height="150px" Theme="Office365" 
        <dx:ListBoxColumn FieldName="ProductName" Width="160" />
        <dx:ListBoxColumn FieldName="UnitPrice" Width="60" />

More details

Item Appearance Customization

Use the ASPxListBox.ItemStyle