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ASPxListBox.CustomFiltering Event

Fires before the server-side filtering is executed.

Namespace: DevExpress.Web

Assembly: DevExpress.Web.v23.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Web


public event ListEditCustomFilteringEventHandler CustomFiltering

Event Data

The CustomFiltering event's data class is ListEditCustomFilteringEventArgs. The following properties provide information specific to this event:

Property Description
CustomHighlighting Specifies rules according to which the editor highlights the filtered items.
Filter Gets the filter string.
FilterExpression Specifies the filter expression.


Use the CustomFiltering event to implement custom filtering logic. The CustomFiltering event is reraised if items are loaded on a callback when scrolling.

Use the ListEditCustomFilteringEventArgs.FilterExpression property to specify the filter expression based on the Criteria Operator syntax. If the ListEditCustomFilteringEventArgs.FilterExpression property is not specified, the “Contains/Starts with” comparison operator is used by default.

If the ListEditCustomFilteringEventArgs.CustomHighlighting property is not set, the CustomFiltering event highlights the first occurrence of the search text typed in the editor’s filtering area (regardless of the ListEditCustomFilteringEventArgs.FilterExpression property). Use the ListEditCustomFilteringEventArgs.CustomHighlighting property to specify the custom highlighting logic. Refer to this property description for more information.


The CustomFiltering event is not in effect in the following cases:

The following example illustrates how to use the CustomFiltering event to filter the list box items by several words through multiple columns.

<dx:ASPxListBox ID="ASPxListBox1" runat="server" Width="400" Height="200" DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1" EnableCallbackMode="true" 
ValueType="System.String" OnCustomFiltering="ASPxListBox1_CustomFiltering" Theme="Office365">
    <FilteringSettings ShowSearchUI="true" />
        <dx:ListBoxColumn FieldName="CompanyName" Width="100%" />
        <dx:ListBoxColumn FieldName="Country" Width="70px" />

The result:


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