The official developer specification says the component (API v43) has "values" attribute.

A list of default options that are included in the selected options list box. This list is populated with values from the options attribute.

If I understand this correctly the I should be able to set this attribute with a subset of objects I provide in option list.

Now when I try to set it :

1) The right list of the component is empty
2) The console sends me this greeting

WARNING: "values" must either be a public property of lightningDualListbox or a global HTML attribute

Is this a bug or am I misreading the doc?


The Dual List Box with Default Selected options example specified in the docs worked for me:

Component Markup:

<aura:component implements="force:appHostable,flexipage:availableForAllPageTypes">

    <aura:attribute name="options" type="List" default="[]"/>
    <aura:attribute name="values" type="List" default="[]"/>

        <aura:handler name="init" value="{!this}" action="{!c.init}"/>

        <lightning:dualListbox name="multipleOptions"  
                               label= "Select Options" 
                               onchange="{! c.handleChange }"/>


Controller JS:

    init: function (cmp) {
        var items = [];
        for (var i = 0; i < 15; i++) {
            var item = {
                "label": "Option " + i,
                "value": "opt" + i,
        cmp.set("v.options", items);
        // "values" must be a subset of values from "options"
        cmp.set("v.values", ["opt10", "opt5", "opt7"]);

    handleChange: function (cmp, event) {
        // This will contain an array of the "value" attribute of the selected options
        var selectedOptionValue = event.getParam("value");
        alert("Option selected with value: '" + selectedOptionValue.toString() + "'");

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