ListBoxExtension.BindToLINQ(Type, String) Method

Binds the list box to a queryable source in database server mode.

Namespace: DevExpress.Web.Mvc

Assembly: DevExpress.Web.Mvc5.v20.2.dll


public ListBoxExtension BindToLINQ(
    Type contextType,
    string tableName
Public Function BindToLINQ(
    contextType As Type,
    tableName As String
) As ListBoxExtension


Name Type Description
contextType Type

A Type specifying the DataContext type.

tableName String

A String object specifying the table name.


Type Description

A ListBoxExtension object representing the list box extension.


Using the BindToLINQ method, you can easily bind the list box to queryable data sources.

Internally, the BindToLINQ method uses our LinqServerModeDataSource component, which was specifically designed to allow the list box to efficiently process large amounts of data. The LinqServerModeDataSource component automatically enables database server mode to optimize the execution of all LINQ queries initiated by the list box. In this mode, the list box loads records on demand and performs data-aware operations on the data server. This technique significantly improves the list box's speed and responsiveness.


The current BindToLINQ overload catches and conceals any exception thrown by an IQueryable provider. To catch these exceptions manually, use the BindToLINQ(string contextTypeName, string tableName, EventHandler<LinqServerModeDataSourceSelectEventArgs> selectingMethod, EventHandler<ServerModeExceptionThrownEventArgs> exceptionThrownMethod) overload method.

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