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GridView.SortDirection Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets the sort direction of the column being sorted.

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

public virtual SortDirection SortDirection { get; }
/** @property */
public SortDirection get_SortDirection ()

public function get SortDirection () : SortDirection

Property Value

One of the SortDirection values. The default is SortDirection.Ascending.

Use the SortDirection property to determine whether the column being sorted is sorted in ascending or descending order.

NoteNote

The GridView control has a built-in sorting feature that automatically sets this property. This property is typically used only when you need to programmatically determine the sort direction or when you are adding your own custom sorting functionality to a GridView control.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SortDirection property to programmatically determine the sort direction of a GridView control.


<%@ Page language="C#" %>

<script runat="server">
  
  void CustomersGridView_DataBound(Object sender, EventArgs e)
  {
    
    // Get the header row.
    GridViewRow headerRow = CustomersGridView.HeaderRow;   
    
    // Get the footer row.
    GridViewRow footerRow = CustomersGridView.FooterRow; 

    // Set the font color of the header and footer rows
    // based on the sort direction. 
    switch (CustomersGridView.SortDirection)
    {
      case SortDirection.Ascending:
        headerRow.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Green;
        footerRow.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Green;
        break;
      case SortDirection.Descending:
        headerRow.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Red;
        footerRow.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Red;
        break;
      default:
        headerRow.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Black;
        footerRow.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Black;
        break;
    }

    // Display the sort order in the footer row.
    footerRow.Cells[0].Text = "Sort Order = " + CustomersGridView.SortDirection.ToString();
      
  }
    
</script>

<html>
  <body>
    <form runat="server">
        
      <h3>GridView HeaderRow and FooterRow Example</h3>

      <asp:gridview id="CustomersGridView" 
        datasourceid="CustomersSource" 
        autogeneratecolumns="true"
        emptydatatext="No data available." 
        allowsorting="true"
        allowpaging="true" 
        showheader="true"
        showfooter="true"
        ondatabound="CustomersGridView_DataBound"    
        runat="server">
        
        <headerstyle backcolor="LightCyan"
          forecolor="MediumBlue"/>
                    
        <footerstyle backcolor="LightCyan"
          forecolor="MediumBlue"/>
                        
      </asp:gridview>
            
      <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects  -->
      <!-- to the Northwind sample database. Use an ASP.NET     -->
      <!-- expression to retrieve the connection string value   -->
      <!-- from the Web.config file.                            -->
      <asp:sqldatasource id="CustomersSource"
        selectcommand="Select [CustomerID], [CompanyName], [Address], [City], [PostalCode], [Country] From [Customers]"
        connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthWindConnectionString%>" 
        runat="server"/>
        
    </form>
  </body>
</html>


Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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