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GridView::SortDirection Property

Gets the sort direction of the column being sorted.

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

virtual property SortDirection SortDirection {
	SortDirection get ();

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls::SortDirection
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.


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

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.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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