SortDescription.Direction Property

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Gets or sets a value that indicates whether to sort in ascending or descending order.

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)


Public Property Direction As ListSortDirection
public ListSortDirection Direction { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.ComponentModel.ListSortDirection
A value that indicates the sort direction.


Exception Condition

IsSealed is true.


The specified value is not a valid sort direction.


A SortDescription is automatically sealed when you add it to a SortDescriptionCollection. You cannot change the Direction and PropertyName values of a sealed SortDescription instance.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.