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ComboBoxProperties.Native Property

Gets or sets a value specifying whether a combo box editor is rendered as a native HTML dropdown list element.

Namespace: DevExpress.Web

Assembly: DevExpress.Web.v22.1.dll


public bool Native { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description
Boolean false

true if a combo box control is rendered as a standard HTML dropdown list; otherwise, false.


By default, the Native property is set to false, and a combo box editor is rendered so that it fully supports customization of its appearance (by applying DevExpress Themes or/and changing different properties).

If the Native property is set to true, a combo box editor is rendered using a standard HTML element of the SELECT type. In this case, combo box appearance depends upon how a client browser interprets and displays the corresponding HTML element.

Note that native rendering results in less HTML code, improving the application’s overall performance.

In the native mode, the combo box does not support the following features: on-demand item loading (callback mode), filtering, multiple columns.


The Native property synchronizes its value with the editor’s ASPxComboBox.Native property.

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