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DxComboBox<TData, TValue>.CustomData Property

Specifies an asynchronous function that loads ComboBox data based on the specified load options.

Namespace: DevExpress.Blazor

Assembly: DevExpress.Blazor.v22.2.dll


public Func<DataSourceLoadOptionsBase, CancellationToken, Task<LoadResult>> CustomData { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description
Func<DevExtreme.AspNet.Data.DataSourceLoadOptionsBase, CancellationToken, Task<DevExtreme.AspNet.Data.ResponseModel.LoadResult>>

A delegate that implements data load logic.


To bind the ComboBox to data that is stored on a remote service and is loaded through a Web API, assign the data type to the component’s T parameter and use the CustomData property to implement data load logic. This property specifies an asynchronous function that accepts two parameters:

In this function, you can use the ConvertToGetRequestUri and ConvertToHttpContent extension methods to generate HTTP requests with parameters based on data load options. The function should return a Task<LoadResult> object.


On the remote service, implement an API controller and create action methods that use the DevExtreme.AspNet.Data library’s DataSourceLoader class to create a LoadResult object based on load options.

If you pass a DataSourceLoadOptions class instance as an argument in controller actions, add a reference to the DevExtreme.AspNet.Mvc namespace available in the DevExtreme.AspNet.Core NuGet package. This namespace is part of DevExpress ASP.NET Core Controls. This product line is included in the following DevExpress Subscriptions: Universal, DXperience, ASP.NET, or DevExtreme. If you do not have any of these subscriptions, create a custom model binder that receives data load options from the client and binds them to the model. You can copy code from this GitHub repository to your project.


@using DevExtreme.AspNet.Data
@using DevExtreme.AspNet.Data.ResponseModel
@using System.Threading
@using System.Threading.Tasks
@using System.Net.Http
@using System.Text.Json

<DxComboBox TData="@(WebApiLookup)" 

@code {
    [Inject] protected HttpClient Client { get; set; }
    string Value { get; set; }

    public class WebApiLookup {
        public string Text { get; set; }
        public string Value { get; set; }

    protected async Task<LoadResult> LoadCustomData(DataSourceLoadOptionsBase options, CancellationToken cancellationToken) {
        using var response = await Client.GetAsync(options.ConvertToGetRequestUri
            (""), cancellationToken);
        using var responseStream = await response.Content.ReadAsStreamAsync();
        return await JsonSerializer.DeserializeAsync<LoadResult>(responseStream, cancellationToken: cancellationToken);

ComboBox CustomData

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