Available for: Windows 8.1 | Windows Phone 8.1

Data Virtualization

This topic describes how to enable incremental loading in RadDataBoundListBox.

To enable incremental loading in RadDataBoundListBox, the collection used as its ItemsSource should implement the ISupportIncrementalLoading interface. You can also take advantage of the IncrementalLoadingCollection which is our default implementation.

Here are listed the properties related to incremental loading:

  • IncrementalLoadingMode:
    • Auto: In this mode the data is loaded automatically on demand.
    • Explicit: The data is loaded when an explicit request is performed.
  • IncrementalLoadingItemContent: The content of the item
  • IncrementalLoadingItemTemplate: The template of the IncrementalLoadingItemContent.
  • ItemLoadingContent: This content is displayed when new data are currently being requested.
  • ItemLoadingTemplate: The template of the ItemLoadingContent.


public sealed partial class MainPage : Page
    private int currentCount = 0;

    public MainPage()

        var collection = new IncrementalLoadingCollection<string>(
            async count =>
                await Task.Delay(2000);

                if (this.currentCount > 20)
                    return null;

                var items = Enumerable.Range(0, (int)count).Select(c => string.Format("Item {0}", this.currentCount + c)).ToList();
                this.currentCount += (int)count;
                return items;
            }) { BatchSize = 10 };

        for (var i = 0; i < 10; i++)
            collection.Add(string.Format("item{0}", i));

        this.listbox.ItemsSource = collection;

        this.NavigationCacheMode = NavigationCacheMode.Required;


<telerikDataControls:RadDataBoundListBox x:Name="listbox" IncrementalLoadingMode="Auto" ItemLoadingContent="loading..."/>


<telerikDataControls:RadDataBoundListBox x:Name="listbox" IncrementalLoadingMode="Explicit" IncrementalLoadingItemContent="load more items" ItemLoadingContent="loading..."/>