ListViewSortEventArgs.SortDirection ListViewSortEventArgs.SortDirection ListViewSortEventArgs.SortDirection ListViewSortEventArgs.SortDirection Property

Definition

Gets or sets the direction in which to sort the ListView control.

public:
 property System::Web::UI::WebControls::SortDirection SortDirection { System::Web::UI::WebControls::SortDirection get(); void set(System::Web::UI::WebControls::SortDirection value); };
public System.Web.UI.WebControls.SortDirection SortDirection { get; set; }
member this.SortDirection : System.Web.UI.WebControls.SortDirection with get, set
Public Property SortDirection As SortDirection

Property Value

Examples

The following example shows how to use the ListViewSortEventArgs object to display the sort direction and the column being sorted. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the ListViewSortEventArgs class.

void ContactsListView_Sorting(Object sender, ListViewSortEventArgs e)
{
  // Check the sort direction to set the image URL accordingly.
  string imgUrl;
  if (e.SortDirection == SortDirection.Ascending)
    imgUrl = "~/images/ascending.gif";
  else
    imgUrl = "~/images/descending.gif";
    
  // Check which field is being sorted
  // to set the visibility of the image controls.
  Image sortImage1 = (Image) ContactsListView.FindControl("SortImage1");
  Image sortImage2 = (Image)ContactsListView.FindControl("SortImage2");
  Image sortImage3 = (Image)ContactsListView.FindControl("SortImage3");
  switch (e.SortExpression)
  {
    case "FirstName":
      sortImage1.Visible = true;
      sortImage1.ImageUrl = imgUrl;
      sortImage2.Visible = false;
      sortImage3.Visible = false;
      break;
    case "LastName":
      sortImage1.Visible = false;
      sortImage2.Visible = true;
      sortImage2.ImageUrl = imgUrl;
      sortImage3.Visible = false;
      break;
    case "EmailAddress":
      sortImage1.Visible = false;
      sortImage2.Visible = false;
      sortImage3.Visible = true;
      sortImage3.ImageUrl = imgUrl;
      break;
  }
}
Sub ContactsListView_Sorting(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As ListViewSortEventArgs) 

  ' Check the sort direction to set the image URL accordingly.
  Dim imgUrl As String
  If e.SortDirection = SortDirection.Ascending Then
    imgUrl = "~/images/ascending.gif"
  Else
    imgUrl = "~/images/descending.gif"
  End If
  
  ' Check which field is being sorted
  ' to set the visibility of the image controls.
  Dim sortImage1 As Image = CType(ContactsListView.FindControl("SortImage1"), Image)
  Dim sortImage2 As Image = CType(ContactsListView.FindControl("SortImage2"), Image)
  Dim sortImage3 As Image = CType(ContactsListView.FindControl("SortImage3"), Image)
  
  Select Case e.SortExpression
    Case "FirstName"
      sortImage1.Visible = True
      sortImage1.ImageUrl = imgUrl
      sortImage2.Visible = False
      sortImage3.Visible = False
    Case "LastName"
      sortImage1.Visible = False
      sortImage2.Visible = True
      sortImage2.ImageUrl = imgUrl
      sortImage3.Visible = False
    Case "EmailAddress"
      sortImage1.Visible = False
      sortImage2.Visible = False
      sortImage3.Visible = True
      sortImage3.ImageUrl = imgUrl
  End Select
  
End Sub

Remarks

When the Sorting event is raised, you can use the SortDirection property to specify or determine the order in which the ListView control will sort items.

Applies to

See also