ListViewSortEventArgs ListViewSortEventArgs ListViewSortEventArgs ListViewSortEventArgs Class

Definition

Provides data for the Sorting event.

public ref class ListViewSortEventArgs : System::ComponentModel::CancelEventArgs
public class ListViewSortEventArgs : System.ComponentModel.CancelEventArgs
type ListViewSortEventArgs = class
    inherit CancelEventArgs
Public Class ListViewSortEventArgs
Inherits CancelEventArgs
Inheritance
ListViewSortEventArgsListViewSortEventArgsListViewSortEventArgsListViewSortEventArgs

Examples

The following example shows how to use the ListViewSortEventArgs object to display the sort direction and the column that is being sorted.

<%@ Page language="C#" %>
    
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    
<script runat="server">
  //<Snippet2>
  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;
    }
  }
  //</Snippet2>
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>ListView Sorting Example</title>
    <style type="text/css">
      body  { font: 10pt Trebuchet MS, Arial, Tahoma; }
      td { border: 1px solid #E6E6FA; }
      .header {	background: #B0C4DE; }
      .alternatingItem { background: #edf5fd; }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        
      <h3>ListView Sorting Example</h3>
      
      <asp:ListView ID="ContactsListView" 
        DataSourceID="ContactsDataSource" 
        OnSorting="ContactsListView_Sorting"
        runat="server">
        <LayoutTemplate>
          <table width="640px" runat="server" id="tblContacts">
            <tr class="header" align="center" runat="server">
              <td>
                <asp:LinkButton runat="server" ID="SortByFirstNameButton"
                  CommandName="Sort" Text="First Name" 
                  CommandArgument="FirstName"/>
                <asp:Image runat="server" ID="SortImage1" 
                  ImageUrl="~/images/ascending.gif" Visible="false" />
              </td>
              <td>
                <asp:LinkButton runat="server" ID="SortByLastNameButton"
                  CommandName="Sort" Text="Last Name"
                  CommandArgument="LastName" />
                <asp:Image runat="server" ID="SortImage2" 
                  ImageUrl="~/images/ascending.gif" Visible="false" />
              </td>
              <td>
                <asp:LinkButton runat="server" ID="SortByEmailButton"
                  CommandName="Sort" Text="Email Address" 
                  CommandArgument="EmailAddress" />
                <asp:Image runat="server" ID="SortImage3" 
                  ImageUrl="~/images/ascending.gif" Visible="false" />
              </td>
            </tr>
            <tr runat="server" id="itemPlaceholder" />
          </table>
          <asp:DataPager runat="server" ID="PeopleDataPager" PageSize="12">
            <Fields>
              <asp:NextPreviousPagerField 
                ShowFirstPageButton="true" ShowLastPageButton="true"
                FirstPageText="|&lt;&lt; " LastPageText=" &gt;&gt;|"
                NextPageText=" &gt; " PreviousPageText=" &lt; " />
            </Fields>
          </asp:DataPager>
        </LayoutTemplate>
        <ItemTemplate>
          <tr runat="server">
            <td>
              <asp:Label ID="FirstNameLabel" runat="server" Text='<%#Eval("FirstName") %>' />
            </td>
            <td>
              <asp:Label ID="LastNameLabel" runat="server" Text='<%#Eval("LastName") %>' />
            </td>
            <td>
              <asp:Label ID="EmailLabel" runat="server" Text='<%#Eval("EmailAddress") %>' />
            </td>
          </tr>
        </ItemTemplate>
        <AlternatingItemTemplate>
          <tr class="alternatingItem" runat="server">
            <td>
              <asp:Label ID="FirstNameLabel" runat="server" Text='<%#Eval("FirstName") %>' />
            </td>
            <td>
              <asp:Label ID="LastNameLabel" runat="server" Text='<%#Eval("LastName") %>' />
            </td>
            <td>
              <asp:Label ID="EmailLabel" runat="server" Text='<%#Eval("EmailAddress") %>' />
            </td>
          </tr>
        </AlternatingItemTemplate>
      </asp:ListView>
      
      <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects    -->
      <!-- to the AdventureWorks sample database. Use an ASP.NET  -->
      <!-- expression to retrieve the connection string value     -->
      <!-- from the Web.config file.                              -->
      <asp:SqlDataSource ID="ContactsDataSource" runat="server" 
        ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:AdventureWorks_DataConnectionString %>"
        SelectCommand="SELECT [ContactID], [FirstName], [LastName], [EmailAddress] 
          FROM Person.Contact" >
      </asp:SqlDataSource>
      
    </form>
  </body>
</html>
<%@ Page language="VB" %>
    
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    
<script runat="server">
 '<Snippet2>
  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
  '</Snippet2>
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>ListView Sorting Example</title>
    <style type="text/css">
      body  { font: 10pt Trebuchet MS, Arial, Tahoma; }
      td { border: 1px solid #E6E6FA; }
      .header {	background: #B0C4DE; }
      .alternatingItem { background: #edf5fd; }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        
      <h3>ListView Sorting Example</h3>
      
      <asp:ListView ID="ContactsListView" 
        DataSourceID="ContactsDataSource" 
        OnSorting="ContactsListView_Sorting"
        runat="server">
        <LayoutTemplate>
          <table width="640px" runat="server" id="tblContacts">
            <tr class="header" align="center" runat="server">
              <td>
                <asp:LinkButton runat="server" ID="SortByFirstNameButton"
                  CommandName="Sort" Text="First Name" 
                  CommandArgument="FirstName"/>
                <asp:Image runat="server" ID="SortImage1" 
                  ImageUrl="~/images/ascending.gif" Visible="false" />
              </td>
              <td>
                <asp:LinkButton runat="server" ID="SortByLastNameButton"
                  CommandName="Sort" Text="Last Name"
                  CommandArgument="LastName" />
                <asp:Image runat="server" ID="SortImage2" 
                  ImageUrl="~/images/ascending.gif" Visible="false" />
              </td>
              <td>
                <asp:LinkButton runat="server" ID="SortByEmailButton"
                  CommandName="Sort" Text="Email Address" 
                  CommandArgument="EmailAddress" />
                <asp:Image runat="server" ID="SortImage3" 
                  ImageUrl="~/images/ascending.gif" Visible="false" />
              </td>
            </tr>
            <tr runat="server" id="itemPlaceholder" />
          </table>
          <asp:DataPager runat="server" ID="PeopleDataPager" PageSize="12">
            <Fields>
              <asp:NextPreviousPagerField 
                ShowFirstPageButton="true" ShowLastPageButton="true"
                FirstPageText="|&lt;&lt; " LastPageText=" &gt;&gt;|"
                NextPageText=" &gt; " PreviousPageText=" &lt; " />
            </Fields>
          </asp:DataPager>
        </LayoutTemplate>
        <ItemTemplate>
          <tr runat="server">
            <td>
              <asp:Label ID="FirstNameLabel" runat="server" Text='<%#Eval("FirstName") %>' />
            </td>
            <td>
              <asp:Label ID="LastNameLabel" runat="server" Text='<%#Eval("LastName") %>' />
            </td>
            <td>
              <asp:Label ID="EmailLabel" runat="server" Text='<%#Eval("EmailAddress") %>' />
            </td>
          </tr>
        </ItemTemplate>
        <AlternatingItemTemplate>
          <tr class="alternatingItem" runat="server">
            <td>
              <asp:Label ID="FirstNameLabel" runat="server" Text='<%#Eval("FirstName") %>' />
            </td>
            <td>
              <asp:Label ID="LastNameLabel" runat="server" Text='<%#Eval("LastName") %>' />
            </td>
            <td>
              <asp:Label ID="EmailLabel" runat="server" Text='<%#Eval("EmailAddress") %>' />
            </td>
          </tr>
        </AlternatingItemTemplate>
      </asp:ListView>
      
      <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects    -->
      <!-- to the AdventureWorks sample database. Use an ASP.NET  -->
      <!-- expression to retrieve the connection string value     -->
      <!-- from the Web.config file.                              -->
      <asp:SqlDataSource ID="ContactsDataSource" runat="server" 
        ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:AdventureWorks_DataConnectionString %>"
        SelectCommand="SELECT [ContactID], [FirstName], [LastName], [EmailAddress] 
          FROM Person.Contact" >
      </asp:SqlDataSource>
      
    </form>
  </body>
</html>

Remarks

The ListView control raises the Sorting event when a Sort button is clicked, but before the ListView control handles the sort operation. (A Sort button is a button whose CommandName property set to "Sort".) This enables you to provide an event-handling method that performs a custom routine whenever this event occurs, such as customizing the sort expression.

A ListViewSortEventArgs object is passed to the event-handling method. This object enables you to specify or determine the sort expression and sort direction for the ListView control. To determine the sort expression, use the SortExpression property. To determine the sort direction, use the SortDirection property. You can also cancel a sorting operation by setting the Cancel property to true.

For a list of initial property values for an instance of the ListViewSortEventArgs class, see the ListViewSelectEventArgs constructor.

Constructors

ListViewSortEventArgs(String, SortDirection) ListViewSortEventArgs(String, SortDirection) ListViewSortEventArgs(String, SortDirection) ListViewSortEventArgs(String, SortDirection)

Initializes a new instance of the ListViewSortEventArgs class.

Properties

Cancel Cancel Cancel Cancel

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the event should be canceled.

(Inherited from CancelEventArgs)
SortDirection SortDirection SortDirection SortDirection

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

SortExpression SortExpression SortExpression SortExpression

Gets or sets the expression that is used to sort the items in the ListView control.

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

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Applies to

See Also