Pull To Refresh

18 Nov 2018 / 3 minutes to read

SfDataGrid lets you to enable the PullToRefresh option by setting the SfDataGrid.AllowPullToRefresh property to true and by setting the SfDataGrid.PullToRefreshCommand property. When the PullToRefresh is enabled, the SfDataGrid provides support for refreshing the data source in the runtime while doing the PullToRefresh action.

Pull to Refresh Command

SfDataGrid lets you refresh the data in view in runtime by triggering an ICommand binded to the SfDataGrid.PullToRefreshCommand property. While you perform PullToRefresh action, if the progress bar meets 100 %, then this command is triggered to refresh the records in view.

You need to set the SfDataGrid.IsBusy property to true before refreshing the records to notify the grid that PullToRefresh action is being performed and set the property to false after the view is refreshed. You can also alter the time for the PullToRefresh animation from the sample by setting a delay based on your requirement.

The following code example illustrates how to enable and perform PullToRefresh operation in SfDataGrid.

//Enable PullToRefresh in SfDataGrid
dataGrid.AllowPullToRefresh = true;
dataGrid.PullToRefreshCommand = new Command(ExecutePullToRefreshCommand);
private async void ExecutePullToRefreshCommand()
    this.dataGrid.IsBusy = true;
    await Task.Delay(new TimeSpan(0, 0, 5));
    viewModel.ItemsSourceRefresh ();
    this.dataGrid.IsBusy = false;

internal void ItemsSourceRefresh()
    int count = random.Next (1, 6);

    for (int i = 11000; i < 11000 + count; i++) {
        int value = i + random.Next (100, 150);
        this.OrdersInfo.Insert (0, order.RefreshItemsSource (value));

public class Command : ICommand
    private Action execute;
    private bool canExecute = true;

    public event EventHandler CanExecuteChanged;

    public Command(Action action)
        execute = action;

    public bool CanExecute(object parameter)
        return canExecute;

    public void Execute(object parameter)

    private void changeCanExecute(bool canExecute)
        this.canExecute = canExecute;
        if (CanExecuteChanged != null)
            CanExecuteChanged(this, new EventArgs());

Running the application renders the following output.

DataGrid with Pull to Refresh functionality

Host DataGrid inside Pull to Refresh control

SfPullToRefresh is a refresh control that allows you to interact and refresh the view loaded in it. When the SfDataGrid is hosted inside the SfPullToRefresh, it is used to refresh the item while performing the pull to refresh action.

For more details and code example for hosting the SfDataGrid inside SfPullToRefresh, refer here

The final output will look like on iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices as shown below.

Hosting DataGrid inside Pull to Refresh component