Real Time Updates in Xamarin.Forms (SfListView)

28 Apr 20213 minutes to read

This section explains how to update the items at runtime.

Refreshing a particular item or a range of items

SfListView allows you to refresh all the items or a particular range or item by calling the RefreshListViewItem method by providing the items range. To refresh a particular item, pass the particular item index alone in both the first and last index.

Here, you can refresh the item template by passing the canReload boolean parameter as true.

listView.RefreshListViewItem(0, 22, true);

Refreshing group header item when listview item value is changed

SfListView allows you to refresh the group header when changing the SfListView.GroupHeaderTemplate content by the listview item value. It can be refreshed with its template by passing the GroupHeader item index in the RefreshListViewItem method and canReload parameter as true.

<ContentPage xmlns:syncfusion="clr-namespace:Syncfusion.ListView.XForms;assembly=Syncfusion.SfListView.XForms">
    <RowDefinition Height="50"/>
    <RowDefinition Height="*"/>
    <Button Text="Modify ContactNumber" Clicked="Button_Clicked" />
    <syncfusion:SfListView x:Name="listView" ItemsSource="{Binding Items}">
            <Grid BackgroundColor="#E4E4E4">
                <StackLayout Orientation="Horizontal" HorizontalOptions="Start"
                                VerticalOptions="Center" Padding="10,0,0,0">
                    <Label Text="{Binding Items, Converter={StaticResource Converter},Mode=TwoWay}" />
listView.GroupHeaderTemplate = new DataTemplate(() =>
   var grid = new Grid();

   var label1 = new Label();
   Binding binding = new Binding("Items");
   binding.Converter = new Converter();
   return grid;

private void Button_Clicked(object sender, EventArgs e)
     ViewModel.Items[0].ContactNumber = "5555";
     listView.RefreshListViewItem(0, 0, true);


You can refer to our Xamarin ListView feature tour page for its groundbreaking feature representations. You can also explore our Xamarin.Forms ListView example to know how to render set of data items with Xamarin.Forms views or custom templates.