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DropDownList Filter

The DropDownList filter textbox allows users to filter the available items by their text and find the one they need faster. The filtering input is at the top of the dropdown popup.

To enable filtering, set the Filterable parameter to true. The filtering is case insensitive. You can also implement custom (server) filtering and set a data source dynamically through the OnRead event.

Filtering looks in the TextField, and the filter is reset when the dropdown closes.

Filter Operator

The default filter operator is starts with. You can choose a different operator through the FilterOperator parameter that takes a member of the Telerik.Blazor.StringFilterOperator enum.


By default, the filtering is debounced with 150ms. Configure that with the FilterDebounceDelay parameter of the component.


By default, the filter input in the popup is empty. Set the desired hint in it through the FilterPlaceholder parameter.

Filtering Example

Filtering in the DropDownList

            Choose filter operator:
            <select @bind="FilterOperator">
                @foreach (var possibleFilter in Enum.GetValues(typeof(StringFilterOperator)))
                    <option value="@possibleFilter">@possibleFilter</option>
            Debounce delay:
            <TelerikNumericTextBox @bind-Value="@DebounceDelay" Min="0" Width="120px" />

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<TelerikDropDownList Data="@ProductList"
                     FilterPlaceholder="Search a product number..."
                     DefaultText="Type digits to see filtering in action"

@code {
    private List<Product> ProductList { get; set; }

    private int? SelectedProduct { get; set; }

    private StringFilterOperator FilterOperator { get; set; } = StringFilterOperator.StartsWith;

    private int DebounceDelay { get; set; } = 150;

    protected override void OnInitialized()
        ProductList = new List<Product>();

        for (int i = 1; i <= 30; i++)
            ProductList.Add(new Product()
                    Id = i,
                    Name = $"{i} Product {i * 111}"


    public class Product
        public int Id { get; set; }
        public string Name { get; set; }

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