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How to bind JSON data to xamarin.Forms ListView (SfListView)

Platform: Xamarin.Forms |
Control: SfListView

You can bind the data from JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) file in Xamarin.Forms SfListView using the ItemsSource property.


The JSON data can be bound to the SfListView ItemsSource property.

<syncfusion:SfListView x:Name="listView" 
                                         ItemsSource="{Binding ItemsSource}">
                                <ColumnDefinition Width="*"/>
                                <ColumnDefinition Width="*"/>
                                <RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
                            <Label Grid.Column="0" Text="{Binding Converter={StaticResource converter}, ConverterParameter=Value1}" HorizontalOptions="Start" TextColor="Black" FontSize="16" FontAttributes="Bold"/>
                            <Label Grid.Column="1" Text="{Binding Converter={StaticResource converter}, ConverterParameter=Value2}" HorizontalOptions="Start" TextColor="Black" FontSize="16" FontAttributes="Bold"/>


Accessed the JSON file from local folder and StreamReader reads the data to return as a dynamic object.

public ViewModel()
    var assembly = typeof(MainPage).GetTypeInfo().Assembly;
    Stream stream = assembly.GetManifestResourceStream("ListViewXamarin.Data.Data.json");
    using (StreamReader sr = new StreamReader(stream))
        var jsonText = sr.ReadToEnd();
        ItemsSource = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<dynamic>(jsonText);



Dynamic object value converted by ExpandoObject to show the values.

public class DynamicToPathValueConverter : IValueConverter
    public object Convert(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, CultureInfo culture)
        if (value == null)
            return value;
        ExpandoObject busniessObject = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<ExpandoObject>(value.ToString());
        var jsonList = busniessObject.ToList();
        if (parameter.Equals("Value1"))
            return jsonList[0].Value;
        if (parameter.Equals("Value2"))
            return jsonList[1].Value;
        return value;
    public object ConvertBack(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, CultureInfo culture)
        throw new NotImplementedException();


Download the sample from GitHub.

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