OrderByExpression OrderByExpression OrderByExpression OrderByExpression Class

Definition

Provides a way to apply a sort expression to an IQueryable object.

public ref class OrderByExpression : System::Web::UI::WebControls::Expressions::DataSourceExpression
public class OrderByExpression : System.Web.UI.WebControls.Expressions.DataSourceExpression
type OrderByExpression = class
    inherit DataSourceExpression
Public Class OrderByExpression
Inherits DataSourceExpression
Inheritance
OrderByExpressionOrderByExpressionOrderByExpressionOrderByExpression

Examples

The following example shows how to search the Products table of the AdventureWorks database for products that have names that start with the string that is specified in the SearchTextBox text box. The OrderByExpression object sorts the data by the ListPrice data field in descending order and then by the product ID field in ascending order. The result of the query that is returned from the LinqDataSource control is displayed in a GridView control.

This code example is part of a larger example that is provided in Walkthrough: Filtering Data in a Web Page Using Declarative Syntax.

Remarks

The OrderByExpression class is used in the QueryExtender control to sort data in ascending or descending order. The sorting is performed by the default comparer for the type of the element.

The QueryExtender control supports a variety of options that you can use to filter data. After you use the filter options, you can use the OrderByExpression object to sort the data.

You specify the data field to sort by using the DataField property. You specify the sort direction by using the Direction property. After the OrderByExpression object has been applied to the data source, you can use the ThenBy expressions to perform a subsequent sort on another data field.

Constructors

OrderByExpression() OrderByExpression() OrderByExpression() OrderByExpression()

Initializes a new instance of the OrderByExpression class.

Properties

Context Context Context Context

Gets the HttpContext instance of the owner control.

(Inherited from DataSourceExpression)
DataField DataField DataField DataField

Gets or sets the property of the IQueryable object to sort by.

DataSource DataSource DataSource DataSource

Gets the data source object that is associated with the owner control.

(Inherited from DataSourceExpression)
Direction Direction Direction Direction

Gets and sets the sort direction of the IQueryable data source object.

IStateManager.IsTrackingViewState IStateManager.IsTrackingViewState IStateManager.IsTrackingViewState IStateManager.IsTrackingViewState

When implemented by a class, gets a value that indicates whether a data source expression object is tracking its view state changes.

(Inherited from DataSourceExpression)
IsTrackingViewState IsTrackingViewState IsTrackingViewState IsTrackingViewState

Gets a value that indicates whether a data source expression object is tracking its view state changes.

(Inherited from DataSourceExpression)
Owner Owner Owner Owner

Gets the owner control.

(Inherited from DataSourceExpression)
ThenByExpressions ThenByExpressions ThenByExpressions ThenByExpressions

Gets or sets the collection of ThenBy expressions to apply after an OrderByExpression value is applied to the data source.

ViewState ViewState ViewState ViewState

Gets an instance of the StateBag class that contains the current view state information.

(Inherited from DataSourceExpression)

Methods

Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetQueryable(IQueryable) GetQueryable(IQueryable) GetQueryable(IQueryable) GetQueryable(IQueryable)

Applies a sort expression to an IQueryable object based on a DataField value and a Direction value.

GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
LoadViewState(Object) LoadViewState(Object) LoadViewState(Object) LoadViewState(Object)

Loads the state of the values in the DataSourceExpression object that must be persisted.

(Inherited from DataSourceExpression)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
SaveViewState() SaveViewState() SaveViewState() SaveViewState()

Saves the current view state of the DataSourceExpression object.

(Inherited from DataSourceExpression)
SetContext(Control, HttpContext, IQueryableDataSource) SetContext(Control, HttpContext, IQueryableDataSource) SetContext(Control, HttpContext, IQueryableDataSource) SetContext(Control, HttpContext, IQueryableDataSource)

Sets the HTTP context of the DataSourceExpression object that uses the specified owner control, HttpContext instance, and IQueryableDataSource object.

(Inherited from DataSourceExpression)
SetDirty() SetDirty() SetDirty() SetDirty()

Marks the DataSourceExpression object so that its state will be saved in view state.

(Inherited from DataSourceExpression)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
TrackViewState() TrackViewState() TrackViewState() TrackViewState()

Tracks view state changes of the DataSourceExpression object so that the changes can be stored in the StateBag object for the data source expression object.

(Inherited from DataSourceExpression)

Explicit Interface Implementations

IStateManager.LoadViewState(Object) IStateManager.LoadViewState(Object) IStateManager.LoadViewState(Object) IStateManager.LoadViewState(Object)

When implemented by a class, loads the previously saved view state of the data source expression object.

(Inherited from DataSourceExpression)
IStateManager.SaveViewState() IStateManager.SaveViewState() IStateManager.SaveViewState() IStateManager.SaveViewState()

When implemented by a class, saves the current view state of the DataSourceExpression object.

(Inherited from DataSourceExpression)
IStateManager.TrackViewState() IStateManager.TrackViewState() IStateManager.TrackViewState() IStateManager.TrackViewState()

When implemented by a class, tracks view state changes of the DataSourceExpression object so that the changes can be stored in the StateBag object for the data source expression object.

(Inherited from DataSourceExpression)

Applies to

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