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DataControlField.SortExpression Property

Gets or sets a sort expression that is used by a data source control to sort data.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

[TypeConverterAttribute("System.Web.UI.Design.DataSourceViewSchemaConverter, System.Design, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a")]
public virtual string SortExpression { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A sort expression that is used by a data source control to sort data. The default value is an empty string ("").

The OnFieldChanged method is called to raise a state change event when the SortExpression property is set.

The value of the SortExpression property is stored in view state.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SortExpression property to assign a sort expression to a data control field.


<%@ page language="C#" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
</head>
<body>
  <form id="form1" runat="server">

    <asp:sqldatasource
      id="SqlDataSource1"
      runat="server"
      connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:MyNorthwind%>"
      selectcommand="Select * From Employees">
    </asp:sqldatasource>

    <asp:detailsview
      id="DetailsView1"
      runat="server"
      allowpaging="True"
      datasourceid="SqlDataSource1"
      height="208px"
      width="264px"
      autogeneraterows="False">
        <fields>

          <asp:boundfield
            sortexpression="LastName"
            datafield="LastName"
            headertext="LastName">
              <itemstyle backcolor="Yellow">
              </itemstyle>
          </asp:boundfield>

          <asp:boundfield
            sortexpression="FirstName"
            datafield="FirstName"
            headertext="FirstName">
              <itemstyle forecolor="#C00000">
              </itemstyle>
          </asp:boundfield>

          <asp:buttonfield
            text="TestButton"
            buttontype="Button">
          </asp:buttonfield>

        </fields>
    </asp:detailsview>

  </form>
</body>
</html>


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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