BaseObjectSpace.CreateServerCollection(Type, CriteriaOperator) Method

Creates and initializes a new instance of the EFServerCollection or XPServerCollectionSource class with criteria-specific options.

Namespace: DevExpress.ExpressApp

Assembly: DevExpress.ExpressApp.v18.2.dll


public virtual object CreateServerCollection(
    Type objectType,
    CriteriaOperator criteria
Public Overridable Function CreateServerCollection(
    objectType As Type,
    criteria As CriteriaOperator
) As Object


Type Name Description
Type objectType

The type of persistent objects to include into the collection.

CriteriaOperator criteria

The DevExpress.Data.Filtering.CriteriaOperator that specifies the criteria for object selection in a data store.


Type Description

A server collection that includes the persistent objects of the specified type. In addition, only objects that satisfy the specified criteria will be retrieved to this collection.


The newly created collection will use the current Object Space to load and save persistent objects.

This method is used by Collection Sources (see CollectionSource and PropertyCollectionSource) to create a collection in server mode.

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