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ListView.SortDirection Property

Gets the sort direction of the field or fields that are being sorted.

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

'Declaration
<BrowsableAttribute(False)> _
<PersistenceModeAttribute(PersistenceMode.InnerProperty)> _
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property SortDirection As SortDirection

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 field or fields being sorted are sorted in ascending or descending order.

The following example shows how to use the SortDirection property to programmatically determine the sort direction of a ListView control.

<%@ Page language="VB" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<script runat="server">

  Protected Sub ContactsListView_Sorted(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)

    SortExpressionLabel.Text = "Sort Column = " & ContactsListView.SortExpression
    SortDirectionLabel.Text = "Sort Order = " & ContactsListView.SortDirection.ToString()

  End Sub

</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>ListView SortDirection and SortExpression Example</title>
    <style type="text/css">
      body  { font: 10pt Trebuchet MS, Arial, Tahoma; }
      td { border: 1px solid #E6E6FA; }
      .header {	background: #B0C4DE; }
      .alternatingItem { background: #edf5fd; }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

    <h3>SortDirection and SortExpression Example</h3>

      <asp:ListView ID="ContactsListView" 
        DataSourceID="ContactsDataSource"
        OnSorted="ContactsListView_Sorted"
        runat="server">
        <LayoutTemplate>
          <table width="640px" runat="server" id="tblContacts">
            <tr class="header" align="center" runat="server">
              <td>
                <asp:LinkButton runat="server" ID="SortByFirstNameButton"
                  CommandName="Sort" Text="First Name" 
                  CommandArgument="FirstName"/>
              </td>
              <td>
                <asp:LinkButton runat="server" ID="SortByLastNameButton"
                  CommandName="Sort" Text="Last Name"
                  CommandArgument="LastName" />
              </td>
              <td>
                <asp:LinkButton runat="server" ID="SortByEmailButton"
                  CommandName="Sort" Text="E-mail Address" 
                  CommandArgument="EmailAddress" />
              </td>
            </tr>
            <tr runat="server" id="itemPlaceholder" />
          </table>
          <asp:DataPager runat="server" ID="PeopleDataPager" PageSize="12">
            <Fields>
              <asp:NextPreviousPagerField 
                ShowFirstPageButton="true" 
                ShowLastPageButton="true" />
            </Fields>
          </asp:DataPager>
        </LayoutTemplate>
        <ItemTemplate>
          <tr runat="server">
            <td>
              <asp:Label ID="FirstNameLabel" runat="server" Text='<%#Eval("FirstName") %>' />
            </td>
            <td>
              <asp:Label ID="LastNameLabel" runat="server" Text='<%#Eval("LastName") %>' />
            </td>
            <td>
              <asp:Label ID="EmailLabel" runat="server" Text='<%#Eval("EmailAddress") %>' />
            </td>
          </tr>
        </ItemTemplate>
        <AlternatingItemTemplate>
          <tr class="alternatingItem" runat="server">
            <td>
              <asp:Label ID="FirstNameLabel" runat="server" Text='<%#Eval("FirstName") %>' />
            </td>
            <td>
              <asp:Label ID="LastNameLabel" runat="server" Text='<%#Eval("LastName") %>' />
            </td>
            <td>
              <asp:Label ID="EmailLabel" runat="server" Text='<%#Eval("EmailAddress") %>' />
            </td>
          </tr>
        </AlternatingItemTemplate>
      </asp:ListView> <br /><br />

      <asp:Label ID="SortExpressionLabel"
        ForeColor="SteelBlue"
        runat="server"/> <br />

      <asp:Label ID="SortDirectionLabel"
        ForeColor="SteelBlue"
        runat="server"/>

      <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects    -->
      <!-- to the AdventureWorks sample database. Use an ASP.NET  -->
      <!-- expression to retrieve the connection string value     -->
      <!-- from the Web.config file.                              -->
      <asp:SqlDataSource ID="ContactsDataSource" runat="server" 
        ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:AdventureWorks_DataConnectionString %>"
        SelectCommand="SELECT [ContactID], [FirstName], [LastName], [EmailAddress] 
                       FROM Person.Contact" >
      </asp:SqlDataSource>

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5

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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