ObjectDataSourceFillParameters.DataFields Property

Gets or sets fields that will fall into the data source.

Namespace: DevExpress.DashboardCommon

Assembly: DevExpress.Dashboard.v21.2.Core.dll


public string[] DataFields { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

An array of String values that specify names of the required fields.


This example shows how to bind the ASP.NET MVC Dashboard extension to the Object Data Source and supply it with data using a custom fill service by implementing a IObjectDataSourceCustomFillService interface.

You can use the custom fill service (IObjectDataSourceCustomFillService to get access to the DashboardObjectDataSource data (data fields used in a dashboard, the filter expression, parameters and their actual values) and use it in the current data query.

The IObjectDataSourceCustomFillService is executed if you use typeof() to specify the ObjectDataSource.DataSource property.

In this example, the ObjectDataSourceFillParameters.DataFields parameter is used to load data only for required fields.

View Example

using DevExpress.DashboardCommon;
using DevExpress.DashboardWeb;
using DevExpress.DashboardWeb.Mvc;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Data;
using System.Threading;
using System.Web.Routing;

public class DashboardConfig {
    public static void RegisterService(RouteCollection routes) {
        routes.MapDashboardRoute("dashboardControl", "DefaultDashboard");

        DashboardConfigurator.Default.SetDashboardStorage(new DashboardFileStorage(@"~/App_Data/"));
        var dataSourceStorage = new DataSourceInMemoryStorage();
        DashboardObjectDataSource objDataSource = new DashboardObjectDataSource("Object Data Source", typeof(SalesPersonData));
        objDataSource.DataSource = typeof(SalesPersonData);
        dataSourceStorage.RegisterDataSource("objDataSource", objDataSource.SaveToXml());

        DashboardConfigurator.Default.SetObjectDataSourceCustomFillService(new CustomObjectDataSourceCustomFillService());

public class SalesPersonData {
    public string SalesPerson { get; set; }
    public int Quantity { get; set; }

public class CustomObjectDataSourceCustomFillService : IObjectDataSourceCustomFillService {
    public object GetData(DashboardObjectDataSource dataSource, ObjectDataSourceFillParameters fillParameters) {
        if (fillParameters.DataFields == null || fillParameters.DataFields.Length == 0) {
            return null;

        List<SalesPersonData> data = DataGenerator.CreateSourceData();

        DataTable table = new DataTable();
        foreach(string field in fillParameters.DataFields) {
            table.Columns.Add(field, typeof(SalesPersonData).GetProperty(field).PropertyType);
        for (int i = 0; i < data.Count; i++) {
            object[] row = new object[fillParameters.DataFields.Length];
            for (int j = 0; j < fillParameters.DataFields.Length; j++) {
                row[j] = GetPropertyValue(data[i], fillParameters.DataFields[j]);
        return table.DefaultView;
    object GetPropertyValue(SalesPersonData obj, string propName) {
        return propName == "SalesPerson" ? (object)obj.SalesPerson : (object)obj.Quantity;

public static class DataGenerator {
    public static List<SalesPersonData> CreateSourceData() {
        List<SalesPersonData> data = new List<SalesPersonData>();
        string[] salesPersons = { "Andrew Fuller", "Michael Suyama",
                                    "Robert King", "Nancy Davolio",
                                    "Margaret Peacock", "Laura Callahan",
                                    "Steven Buchanan", "Janet Leverling" };

        for (int i = 0; i < 100; i++) {
            SalesPersonData record = new SalesPersonData();
            int seed = (int)DateTime.Now.Ticks & 0x0000FFFF;
            record.SalesPerson = salesPersons[new Random(seed).Next(0, salesPersons.Length)];
            record.Quantity = new Random(seed).Next(0, 100);
        return data;
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