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GridViewSortEventArgs Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the GridViewSortEventArgs class.

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

public GridViewSortEventArgs(
	string sortExpression,
	SortDirection sortDirection


Type: System.String

The sort expression used to sort the items in the control.

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.SortDirection

A SortDirection that indicates the direction in which to sort the items in the control.

Use this constructor to initialize a new instance of the GridViewSortEventArgs class.

The following table shows the initial property values for an instance of GridViewSortEventArgs.


Initial value


The value of the sortDirection parameter.


The value of the sortExpression parameter.


This constructor is used primarily by control developers when raising events.

.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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