DxListBox<TData, TValue>.DataAsync Property

Specifies an asynchronous function that returns List Box data.

Namespace: DevExpress.Blazor

Assembly: DevExpress.Blazor.v21.1.dll


public Func<CancellationToken, Task<IEnumerable<TData>>> DataAsync { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description
Func<CancellationToken, Task<IEnumerable<TData>>>

A function that returns List Box data.


Use the DataAsync property to bind the List Box to a strongly typed collection that is loaded asynchronously (for instance, from an HTTP request). This property allows you to prevent the page with the List Box from excessive re-rendering.

This property specifies an asynchronous function that returns a Task<IEnumerable<T>> object and accepts a CancellationToken object as a parameter. An exception occurs if you declare the function with an incorrect signature.

@using System.Threading;
@using System.Threading.Tasks;

<DxListBox DataAsync="@GetDataAsync" @bind-Values="@Values"></DxListBox>

@code {
    IEnumerable<string> Cities = new List<string>() {

    IEnumerable<string> Values { get; set; }

    public Task<IEnumerable<string>> GetDataAsync(CancellationToken ct = default) {
        return Task.FromResult(Cities);

ListBox Sample Data

If you bind the List Box to a data collection that stores custom objects (IEnumerable<CustomType>), override the object’s Equals method and set the TextFieldName property. It specifies the custom object’s field name that returns strings to be shown in the List Box’s drop-down window.

@using BlazorApp.Data

<DxListBox DataAsync="@Staff.GetDataAsync"

@code {
    IEnumerable<Person> Values { get; set; } = Staff.DataSource.Take(2);

ListBox CustomObject

Otherwise, the List Box’s items are populated with CustomType.ToString() values.

Use the Data property if a strongly typed collection is loaded synchronously. Use the CustomData property if your data is stored on a remote service and is loaded through a Web API.

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