DataGridView.SortOrder Property

Definition

Gets a value indicating whether the items in the DataGridView control are sorted in ascending or descending order, or are not sorted.

public:
 property System::Windows::Forms::SortOrder SortOrder { System::Windows::Forms::SortOrder get(); };
[System.ComponentModel.Browsable(false)]
public System.Windows.Forms.SortOrder SortOrder { get; }
member this.SortOrder : System.Windows.Forms.SortOrder
Public ReadOnly Property SortOrder As SortOrder

Property Value

One of the SortOrder values.

Attributes

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SortOrder property in a programmatic sort.

private void sortButton_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
    // Check which column is selected, otherwise set NewColumn to null.
    DataGridViewColumn newColumn =
        dataGridView1.Columns.GetColumnCount(
        DataGridViewElementStates.Selected) == 1 ?
        dataGridView1.SelectedColumns[0] : null;

    DataGridViewColumn oldColumn = dataGridView1.SortedColumn;
    ListSortDirection direction;

    // If oldColumn is null, then the DataGridView is not currently sorted.
    if (oldColumn != null)
    {
        // Sort the same column again, reversing the SortOrder.
        if (oldColumn == newColumn &&
            dataGridView1.SortOrder == SortOrder.Ascending)
        {
            direction = ListSortDirection.Descending;
        }
        else
        {
            // Sort a new column and remove the old SortGlyph.
            direction = ListSortDirection.Ascending;
            oldColumn.HeaderCell.SortGlyphDirection = SortOrder.None;
        }
    }
    else
    {
        direction = ListSortDirection.Ascending;
    }

    // If no column has been selected, display an error dialog  box.
    if (newColumn == null)
    {
        MessageBox.Show("Select a single column and try again.",
            "Error: Invalid Selection", MessageBoxButtons.OK,
            MessageBoxIcon.Error);
    }
    else
    {
        dataGridView1.Sort(newColumn, direction);
        newColumn.HeaderCell.SortGlyphDirection =
            direction == ListSortDirection.Ascending ?
            SortOrder.Ascending : SortOrder.Descending;
    }
}
Private Sub SortButton_Click(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles sortButton.Click

    ' Check which column is selected, otherwise set NewColumn to Nothing.
    Dim newColumn As DataGridViewColumn
    If dataGridView1.Columns.GetColumnCount(DataGridViewElementStates _
        .Selected) = 1 Then
        newColumn = dataGridView1.SelectedColumns(0)
    Else
        newColumn = Nothing
    End If

    Dim oldColumn As DataGridViewColumn = dataGridView1.SortedColumn
    Dim direction As ListSortDirection

    ' If oldColumn is null, then the DataGridView is not currently sorted.
    If oldColumn IsNot Nothing Then

        ' Sort the same column again, reversing the SortOrder.
        If oldColumn Is newColumn AndAlso dataGridView1.SortOrder = _
            SortOrder.Ascending Then
            direction = ListSortDirection.Descending
        Else

            ' Sort a new column and remove the old SortGlyph.
            direction = ListSortDirection.Ascending
            oldColumn.HeaderCell.SortGlyphDirection = SortOrder.None
        End If
    Else
        direction = ListSortDirection.Ascending
    End If


    ' If no column has been selected, display an error dialog  box.
    If newColumn Is Nothing Then
        MessageBox.Show("Select a single column and try again.", _
            "Error: Invalid Selection", MessageBoxButtons.OK, _
            MessageBoxIcon.Error)
    Else
        dataGridView1.Sort(newColumn, direction)
        If direction = ListSortDirection.Ascending Then
            newColumn.HeaderCell.SortGlyphDirection = SortOrder.Ascending
        Else
            newColumn.HeaderCell.SortGlyphDirection = SortOrder.Descending
        End If
    End If

End Sub

Remarks

This property is used to determine which sorting glyph appears when the column specified by the SortedColumn property has a SortMode property value of Automatic. When the column has a SortMode property value of Programmatic, you must display and hide the sorting glyph yourself through the SortGlyphDirection property. When the column has a SortMode property value of NotSortable, you can display the sorting glyph, but space is not reserved for it if the column is automatically resized.

Note

The value of this property is not meaningful when you sort the control using custom sorting. For more information about custom sorting, see the Sort method and the SortCompare event.

Applies to

See also