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IObjectSpaceAsync.GetObjectAsync(Object, CancellationToken) Method

Asynchronously retrieves an object from another Object Space to the current Object Space or gets a wrapped object (i.e., wrapped in IObjectRecord).

Namespace: DevExpress.ExpressApp

Assembly: DevExpress.ExpressApp.v21.1.dll


Task<object> GetObjectAsync(
    object obj,
    CancellationToken cancellationToken = default(CancellationToken)


Name Type Description
obj Object

A business object wrapper or object from another Object Space that corresponds to the required persistent object.

Optional Parameters

Name Type Default Description
cancellationToken CancellationToken


A CancellationToken object that delivers a cancellation notice to the running operation.


Type Description

A Task that returns an object. This object represents the evaluated value.


This method retrieves the object specified as the obj parameter from the database via the current Object Space’s XPObjectSpace.Session. If the passed object is not persistent, it’s returned as is.

The following code demonstrates how you can use this method in a View Controller to find and show a Contact the selected DemoTask is assigned to. If this DemoTask is not assigned to any Contact, a Detail View for a new Contact object is shown.

using DevExpress.ExpressApp;
using DevExpress.ExpressApp.Actions;
using DevExpress.ExpressApp.Xpo;
using System;
using System.Threading;
// ...
public class AsyncAssignedToInfoController : ObjectViewController<ListView, DemoTask> {
    View contactView = null;
    public AsyncAssignedToInfoController() : base() {
        SimpleAction showAssignedToInfoAction = new SimpleAction(this, "Assigned contact's info", "Edit");
        showAssignedToInfoAction.SelectionDependencyType = SelectionDependencyType.RequireSingleObject;
        showAssignedToInfoAction.Execute += showAssignedToInfoAction_Execute;
    async private void showAssignedToInfoAction_Execute(object sender, SimpleActionExecuteEventArgs e) {
        CancellationTokenSource cancellationTokenSource = new CancellationTokenSource();
        XPObjectSpace contactObjectSpace = (XPObjectSpace)Application.CreateObjectSpace(typeof(Contact));
        contactView = Application.CreateDetailView(contactObjectSpace, "Contact_DetailView", true);
        e.ShowViewParameters.CreatedView = contactView;
        Contact assignedTo = (Contact)ViewCurrentObject.AssignedTo;
            if (assignedTo != null) {
                object obj = await contactObjectSpace.GetObjectAsync(assignedTo, cancellationTokenSource.Token);
                contactView.CurrentObject = obj ?? contactObjectSpace.CreateObject(typeof(Contact));
            else {
                contactView.CurrentObject = contactObjectSpace.CreateObject(typeof(Contact));
        if (contactObjectSpace.IsNewObject(contactView.CurrentObject)) {
            contactObjectSpace.Committed += contactObjectSpace_Committed;
    private void contactObjectSpace_Committed(object sender, EventArgs e) {
        ViewCurrentObject.AssignedTo = ObjectSpace.GetObject(contactView.CurrentObject) as Contact;

In the current example, the cancellationToken parameter is used for demonstration purposes. You can skip it or use to cancel an asynchronous operation as shown in the CancellationToken topic.

See Also