Getting Started with Blazor ListBox Component

29 Jan 20245 minutes to read

This section briefly explains about how to include Blazor ListBox component in Blazor Server App and Blazor WebAssembly App using Visual Studio.

To get start quickly with ListBox Component using Blazor, check on this video or GitHub sample:

Prerequisites

Create a new Blazor App in Visual Studio

You can create a Blazor Server App or Blazor WebAssembly App using Visual Studio via Microsoft Templates or the Syncfusion Blazor Extension.

Install Syncfusion Blazor DropDowns and Themes NuGet in the App

To add Blazor ListBox component in the app, open the NuGet package manager in Visual Studio (Tools → NuGet Package Manager → Manage NuGet Packages for Solution), search and install Syncfusion.Blazor.DropDowns and Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes. Alternatively, you can utilize the following package manager command to achieve the same.

Install-Package Syncfusion.Blazor.DropDowns -Version 26.1.35
Install-Package Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes -Version 26.1.35

NOTE

Syncfusion Blazor components are available in nuget.org. Refer to NuGet packages topic for available NuGet packages list with component details.

Register Syncfusion Blazor Service

Open ~/_Imports.razor file and import the Syncfusion.Blazor and Syncfusion.Blazor.DropDowns namespace.

@using Syncfusion.Blazor
@using Syncfusion.Blazor.DropDowns

Now, register the Syncfusion Blazor Service in the ~/Program.cs file of your Blazor Server App or Blazor WebAssembly App.

using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Components;
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Components.Web;
using Syncfusion.Blazor;

var builder = WebApplication.CreateBuilder(args);

// Add services to the container.
builder.Services.AddRazorPages();
builder.Services.AddServerSideBlazor();
builder.Services.AddSyncfusionBlazor();

var app = builder.Build();
....
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Components.Web;
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Components.WebAssembly.Hosting;
using Syncfusion.Blazor;

var builder = WebAssemblyHostBuilder.CreateDefault(args);
builder.RootComponents.Add<App>("#app");
builder.RootComponents.Add<HeadOutlet>("head::after");

builder.Services.AddScoped(sp => new HttpClient { BaseAddress = new Uri(builder.HostEnvironment.BaseAddress) });

builder.Services.AddSyncfusionBlazor();
await builder.Build().RunAsync();
....

Add stylesheet and script resources

The theme stylesheet and script can be accessed from NuGet through Static Web Assets. Reference the stylesheet and script in the <head> of the main page as follows:

  • For .NET 6 Blazor Server app, include it in ~/Pages/_Layout.cshtml file.

  • For .NET 7 Blazor Server app, include it in the ~/Pages/_Host.cshtml file.

  • For Blazor WebAssembly app, include it in the ~/index.html file.

<head>
    ....
    <link href="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor.Core/scripts/syncfusion-blazor.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

NOTE

Check out the Blazor Themes topic to discover various methods (Static Web Assets, CDN, and CRG) for referencing themes in your Blazor application. Also, check out the Adding Script Reference topic to learn different approaches for adding script references in your Blazor application.

Add Blazor ListBox component

Add the Syncfusion Blazor ListBox component in the ~/Pages/Index.razor file.

<SfListBox TValue="string[]"></SfListBox>

Binding data source

After initializing, populate the ListBox with data using the DataSource property. Here, an array of object values is passed to the ListBox component.

<SfListBox TValue="string[]" DataSource="@Vehicles" TItem="VehicleData">
    <ListBoxFieldSettings Text="Text" Value="Id" />
</SfListBox>
@code {
    public List<VehicleData> Vehicles = new List<VehicleData> {
        new VehicleData { Text = "Hennessey Venom", Id = "Vehicle-01" },
        new VehicleData { Text = "Bugatti Chiron", Id = "Vehicle-02" },
        new VehicleData { Text = "Bugatti Veyron Super Sport", Id = "Vehicle-03" },
        new VehicleData { Text = "SSC Ultimate Aero", Id = "Vehicle-04" },
        new VehicleData { Text = "Koenigsegg CCR", Id = "Vehicle-05" },
        new VehicleData { Text = "McLaren F1", Id = "Vehicle-06" },
        new VehicleData { Text = "Aston Martin One- 77", Id = "Vehicle-07" },
        new VehicleData { Text = "Jaguar XJ220", Id = "Vehicle-08" }
    };

    public class VehicleData {
      public string Text  { get; set; }
      public string Id  { get; set; }
    }
}

NOTE

TValue is the type of value in the datasource to resolve type inference. It is generic type and can be given as string[], int[].

  • Press Ctrl+F5 (Windows) or +F5 (macOS) to launch the application. This will render the Syncfusion Blazor ListBox component in your default web browser.
Blazor ListBox Component

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