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IObjectSpaceAsync.ReloadObjectAsync(Object, CancellationToken) Method

Asynchronously reloads the state of the specified persistent object and its aggregated objects from the data store.

Namespace: DevExpress.ExpressApp

Assembly: DevExpress.ExpressApp.v21.1.dll


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


Name Type Description
obj Object

An object that represents the persistent object whose state needs to be reloaded.

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 is the object specified by the obj parameter after it has been reloaded.


If the specified persistent object is a new object, the ReloadObjectAsync method does nothing. To ensure that the persistent object is not a new object, use the XPObjectSpace.IsNewObject method.

The specified object can belong to another Object Space. In this case, the current Object Space retrieves the object and then reloads its state.

A CannotReloadPurgedObjectException occurs if the specified persistent object is permanently deleted from the data store.

The following code demonstrates how you can use this method in a View Controller to refresh a List View after a user changes an object on a Detail View and commits these changes. In this scenario, the List View should be read-only.

using DevExpress.ExpressApp;
using DevExpress.ExpressApp.Actions;
using DevExpress.ExpressApp.Win.Editors;
using DevExpress.ExpressApp.Xpo;
using System.Threading;
// ...
public class AsyncUpdateListViewController : ObjectViewController<ListView, DemoTask> {
    public AsyncUpdateListViewController() : base() {
        SimpleAction updateListViewAction = new SimpleAction(this, "Open assigned contact", "Edit");
        updateListViewAction.SelectionDependencyType = SelectionDependencyType.RequireSingleObject;
        updateListViewAction.Execute += updateListViewAction_Execute;
    private void updateListViewAction_Execute(object sender, SimpleActionExecuteEventArgs e) {
        object assignedContact = ViewCurrentObject.AssignedTo;
        IObjectSpace contactObjectSpace = Application.CreateObjectSpace(assignedContact.GetType());
        View contactView = Application.CreateDetailView(contactObjectSpace, contactObjectSpace.GetObject(assignedContact), true);
        e.ShowViewParameters.CreatedView = contactView;
        contactObjectSpace.Committed += async (s, args) => {
            CancellationTokenSource cancellationTokenSource = new CancellationTokenSource();
            await ((XPObjectSpace)ObjectSpace).ReloadObjectAsync(assignedContact, cancellationTokenSource.Token);
            if (View.Editor is GridListEditor) {
                GridListEditor gridListEditor = (GridListEditor)View.Editor;

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.

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