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DataGridSortCommandEventArgs Class

Provides data for the SortCommand event of the DataGrid control. This class cannot be inherited.

For a list of all members of this type, see DataGridSortCommandEventArgs Members.

System.Object
   System.EventArgs
      System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataGridSortCommandEventArgs

[Visual Basic]
NotInheritable Public Class DataGridSortCommandEventArgs
   Inherits EventArgs
[C#]
public sealed class DataGridSortCommandEventArgs : EventArgs
[C++]
public __gc __sealed class DataGridSortCommandEventArgs : public
   EventArgs
[JScript]
public class DataGridSortCommandEventArgs extends EventArgs

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Remarks

When sorting is enabled by setting the AllowSorting property of the DataGrid control to true, LinkButton controls are rendered in the header of each column that has the SortExpression property set. (For automatically generated columns, the SortExpression property contains the same value as the data field.) These links allow you to sort the DataGrid control by the selected column. The SortCommand event is raised when a LinkButton control is clicked.

For a list of initial property values for an instance of DataGridSortCommandEventArgs, see the DataGridSortCommandEventArgs constructor.

For more information about handling events, see Consuming Events.

Example

[Visual Basic, C#] The following example demonstrates how to specify and code a handler for the SortCommand event to sort a DataGrid control.

[Visual Basic] 

<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
 
<html>
   <script runat="server">
 
      Function CreateDataSource() As ICollection 
      
         ' Create a Random object to mix up the order of items in the
         ' sample data.
         Dim Rand_Num As Random = New Random()

         ' Create sample data for the DataGrid control.
         Dim dt As DataTable = New DataTable()
         Dim dr As DataRow
 
         ' Define the columns of the table.
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("IntegerValue", GetType(Int32)))
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("StringValue", GetType(String)))
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("CurrencyValue", GetType(Double)))
 
         ' Populate the table with sample values.
         Dim i As Integer

         For i = 0 To 8 
        
            dr = dt.NewRow()
 
            dr(0) = i
            dr(1) = "Item " & Rand_Num.Next(1, 15).ToString()
            dr(2) = 1.23 * Rand_Num.Next(1, 15)
 
            dt.Rows.Add(dr)
         
         Next i

         ' To persist the data source between posts to the server,
         ' store it in session state.  
         Session("Source") = dt
 
         Dim dv As DataView = New DataView(dt)

         Return dv
      
      End Function
 
      Sub Page_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) 
 
         ' Load sample data only once, when the page is first loaded.
         If Not IsPostBack Then 
         
            ItemsGrid.DataSource = CreateDataSource()
            ItemsGrid.DataBind()
         
         End If

      End Sub

      Sub Sort_Grid(sender As Object, e As DataGridSortCommandEventArgs) 

         ' Retrieve the data source from session state.
         Dim dt As DataTable = CType(Session("Source"), DataTable)

         ' Create a DataView from the DataTable.
         Dim dv As DataView = New DataView(dt)

         ' The DataView provides an easy way to sort. Simply set the
         ' Sort property with the name of the field to sort by.
         dv.Sort = e.SortExpression

         ' Rebind the data source and specify that it should be sorted
         ' by the field specified in the SortExpression property.
         ItemsGrid.DataSource = dv
         ItemsGrid.DataBind()

      End Sub

      Sub Check_Change(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
   
         ' Allow or prevent sorting depending on the user's selection.
         If AllowSortingCheckBox.Checked Then

            ItemsGrid.AllowSorting = True

         Else

            ItemsGrid.AllowSorting = False

         End If

         ' After changing the property, rebind the data to
         ' refresh the DataGrid control.

         ' Retrieve the data source from session state.
         Dim dt As DataTable = CType(Session("Source"), DataTable)

         ' Create a DataView from the DataTable.
         Dim dv As DataView = New DataView(dt)

         ' Rebind the data source.
         ItemsGrid.DataSource = dv
         ItemsGrid.DataBind()

      End Sub

   </script>
 
<body>
 
   <form runat=server>
 
      <h3>DataGrid AllowSorting Example</h3>

      Select whether to allow sorting in the DataGrid control.

      <br><br>
 
      <b>Product List</b>
 
      <asp:DataGrid id="ItemsGrid"
           BorderColor="black"
           BorderWidth="1"
           CellPadding="3"
           OnSortCommand="Sort_Grid"
           AutoGenerateColumns="False"
           AllowSorting="True"
           runat="server">

         <HeaderStyle BackColor="#00aaaa">
         </HeaderStyle>

         <Columns>

            <asp:BoundColumn DataField="IntegerValue" 
                 SortExpression="IntegerValue"
                 HeaderText="Item"/>

            <asp:BoundColumn DataField="StringValue"
                 SortExpression="StringValue" 
                 HeaderText="Description"/>

            <asp:BoundColumn DataField="CurrencyValue" 
                 HeaderText="Price"
                 SortExpression="CurrencyValue"
                 DataFormatString="{0:c}">

               <ItemStyle HorizontalAlign="Right">
               </ItemStyle>

            </asp:BoundColumn>

         </Columns> 
 
      </asp:DataGrid>

      <hr>

      <asp:CheckBox id="AllowSortingCheckBox"
           Text="Allow sorting"
           AutoPostBack="True"
           Checked="True"
           OnCheckedChanged="Check_Change"
           runat="server"/>
 
   </form>
 
</body>
</html>


[C#] 

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
 
<html>
   <script runat="server">
 
      ICollection CreateDataSource()
      {
      
         // Create a Random object to mix up the order of items in the
         // sample data.
         Random Rand_Num = new Random();

         // Create sample data for the DataGrid control.
         DataTable dt = new DataTable();
         DataRow dr;
 
         // Define the columns of the table.
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("IntegerValue", typeof(Int32)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("StringValue", typeof(String)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("CurrencyValue", typeof(Double)));
 
         // Populate the table with sample values.
         for (int i=0; i<=8; i++) 
         {

            dr = dt.NewRow();
 
            dr[0] = i;
            dr[1] = "Item " + Rand_Num.Next(1, 15).ToString();
            dr[2] = 1.23 * Rand_Num.Next(1, 15);
 
            dt.Rows.Add(dr);
         
         }

         // To persist the data source between posts to the server,
         // store it in session state.  
         Session["Source"] = dt;
 
         DataView dv = new DataView(dt);

         return dv;
      
      }
 
      void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
      { 
 
         // Load sample data only once, when the page is first loaded.
         if (!IsPostBack)
         { 
         
            ItemsGrid.DataSource = CreateDataSource();
            ItemsGrid.DataBind();
         
         }

      }

      void Sort_Grid(Object sender, DataGridSortCommandEventArgs e)
      { 

         // Retrieve the data source from session state.
         DataTable dt = (DataTable)Session["Source"];

         // Create a DataView from the DataTable.
         DataView dv = new DataView(dt);

         // The DataView provides an easy way to sort. Simply set the
         // Sort property with the name of the field to sort by.
         dv.Sort = e.SortExpression;

         // Rebind the data source and specify that it should be sorted
         // by the field specified in the SortExpression property.
         ItemsGrid.DataSource = dv;
         ItemsGrid.DataBind();

      }

      void Check_Change(Object sender, EventArgs e)
      {
   
         // Allow or prevent sorting depending on the user's selection.
         if (AllowSortingCheckBox.Checked)
         {

            ItemsGrid.AllowSorting = true;

         }
         else
         {

            ItemsGrid.AllowSorting = false;

         }

         // After changing the property, rebind the data to
         // refresh the DataGrid control.

         // Retrieve the data source from session state.
         DataTable dt = (DataTable)Session["Source"];

         // Create a DataView from the DataTable.
         DataView dv = new DataView(dt);

         // Rebind the data source.
         ItemsGrid.DataSource = dv;
         ItemsGrid.DataBind();

      }

   </script>
 
<body>
 
   <form runat=server>
 
      <h3>DataGrid AllowSorting Example</h3>

      Select whether to allow sorting in the DataGrid control.

      <br><br>
 
      <b>Product List</b>
 
      <asp:DataGrid id="ItemsGrid"
           BorderColor="black"
           BorderWidth="1"
           CellPadding="3"
           OnSortCommand="Sort_Grid"
           AutoGenerateColumns="False"
           AllowSorting="True"
           runat="server">

         <HeaderStyle BackColor="#00aaaa">
         </HeaderStyle>

         <Columns>

            <asp:BoundColumn DataField="IntegerValue" 
                 SortExpression="IntegerValue"
                 HeaderText="Item"/>

            <asp:BoundColumn DataField="StringValue"
                 SortExpression="StringValue" 
                 HeaderText="Description"/>

            <asp:BoundColumn DataField="CurrencyValue" 
                 HeaderText="Price"
                 SortExpression="CurrencyValue"
                 DataFormatString="{0:c}">

               <ItemStyle HorizontalAlign="Right">
               </ItemStyle>

            </asp:BoundColumn>

         </Columns> 
 
      </asp:DataGrid>

      <hr>

      <asp:CheckBox id="AllowSortingCheckBox"
           Text="Allow sorting"
           AutoPostBack="True"
           Checked="True"
           OnCheckedChanged="Check_Change"
           runat="server"/>
 
   </form>
 
</body>
</html>


[Visual Basic] 

<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
 
<html>
   <script runat="server">
 
      Function CreateDataSource() As ICollection 
      
         ' Create a Random object to mix up the order of items in the sample data.
         Dim Rand_Num As Random = New Random()

         ' Create sample data for the DataGrid control.
         Dim dt As DataTable = New DataTable()
         Dim dr As DataRow
 
         ' Define the columns of the table.
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("IntegerValue", GetType(Int32)))
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("StringValue", GetType(String)))
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("CurrencyValue", GetType(Double)))
 
         ' Populate the table with sample values.
         Dim i As Integer

         For i = 0 To 8 
        
            dr = dt.NewRow()
 
            dr(0) = i
            dr(1) = "Item " & Rand_Num.Next(1, 15).ToString()
            dr(2) = 1.23 * Rand_Num.Next(1, 15)
 
            dt.Rows.Add(dr)
         
         Next i

         ' To persist the data source between posts to the server, store it
         ' in session state.  
         Session("Source") = dt
 
         Dim dv As DataView = New DataView(dt)

         Return dv
      
      End Function
 
      Sub Page_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) 
 
         ' Load sample data only once, when the page is first loaded.
         If Not IsPostBack Then 
         
            ItemsGrid.DataSource = CreateDataSource()
            ItemsGrid.DataBind()
         
         End If

         ' Manually register the event-handling method for the PageIndexChanged  
         ' event of the DataGrid control.
         AddHandler ItemsGrid.SortCommand, AddressOf Sort_Grid

      End Sub

      Sub Sort_Grid(sender As Object, e As DataGridSortCommandEventArgs) 

         ' Retrieve the data source from session state.
         Dim dt As DataTable = CType(Session("Source"), DataTable)

         ' Create a DataView from the DataTable.
         Dim dv As DataView = New DataView(dt)

         ' The DataView provides an easy way to sort. Simply set the Sort property with
         ' the name of the field to sort by.
         dv.Sort = e.SortExpression

         ' Re-bind the data source and specify that it should be sorted
         ' by the field specified in the SortExpression property.
         ItemsGrid.DataSource = dv
         ItemsGrid.DataBind()

      End Sub

      Sub Check_Change(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
   
         ' Allow or prevent sorting depending on the user's selection.
         If AllowSortingCheckBox.Checked Then

            ItemsGrid.AllowSorting = True

         Else

            ItemsGrid.AllowSorting = False

         End If

         ' After changing the property, re-bind the data to
         ' refresh the DataGrid control.

         ' Retrieve the data source from session state.
         Dim dt As DataTable = CType(Session("Source"), DataTable)

         ' Create a DataView from the DataTable.
         Dim dv As DataView = New DataView(dt)

         ' Re-bind the data source.
         ItemsGrid.DataSource = dv
         ItemsGrid.DataBind()

      End Sub

   </script>
 
<body>
 
   <form runat=server>
 
      <h3>DataGrid SortCommand Example</h3>

      Select whether to allow sorting in the DataGrid control.

      <br><br>
 
      <b>Product List</b>
 
      <asp:DataGrid id="ItemsGrid"
           BorderColor="black"
           BorderWidth="1"
           CellPadding="3"
           AutoGenerateColumns="False"
           AllowSorting="True"
           runat="server">

         <HeaderStyle BackColor="#00aaaa">
         </HeaderStyle>

         <Columns>

            <asp:BoundColumn DataField="IntegerValue" 
                 SortExpression="IntegerValue"
                 HeaderText="Item"/>

            <asp:BoundColumn DataField="StringValue"
                 SortExpression="StringValue" 
                 HeaderText="Description"/>

            <asp:BoundColumn DataField="CurrencyValue" 
                 HeaderText="Price"
                 SortExpression="CurrencyValue"
                 DataFormatString="{0:c}">

               <ItemStyle HorizontalAlign="Right">
               </ItemStyle>

            </asp:BoundColumn>

         </Columns> 
 
      </asp:DataGrid>

      <hr>

      <asp:CheckBox id="AllowSortingCheckBox"
           Text="Allow sorting"
           AutoPostBack="True"
           Checked="True"
           OnCheckedChanged="Check_Change"
           runat="server"/>
 
   </form>
 
</body>
</html>


[C#] 

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
 
<html>
   <script runat="server">
 
      ICollection CreateDataSource()
      {
      
         // Create a Random object to mix up the order of items in the sample data.
         Random Rand_Num = new Random();

         // Create sample data for the DataGrid control.
         DataTable dt = new DataTable();
         DataRow dr;
 
         // Define the columns of the table.
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("IntegerValue", typeof(Int32)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("StringValue", typeof(String)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("CurrencyValue", typeof(Double)));
 
         // Populate the table with sample values.
         for (int i=0; i<=8; i++) 
         {

            dr = dt.NewRow();
 
            dr[0] = i;
            dr[1] = "Item " + Rand_Num.Next(1, 15).ToString();
            dr[2] = 1.23 * Rand_Num.Next(1, 15);
 
            dt.Rows.Add(dr);
         
         }

         // To persist the data source between posts to the server, store it
         // in session state.  
         Session["Source"] = dt;
 
         DataView dv = new DataView(dt);

         return dv;
      
      }
 
      void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
      { 
 
         // Load sample data only once, when the page is first loaded.
         if (!IsPostBack)
         { 
         
            ItemsGrid.DataSource = CreateDataSource();
            ItemsGrid.DataBind();
         
         }

         // Manually register the event-handling method for the PageIndexChanged  
         // event of the DataGrid control.
         ItemsGrid.SortCommand += new DataGridSortCommandEventHandler(this.Sort_Grid);

      }

      void Sort_Grid(Object sender, DataGridSortCommandEventArgs e)
      { 

         // Retrieve the data source from session state.
         DataTable dt = (DataTable)Session["Source"];

         // Create a DataView from the DataTable.
         DataView dv = new DataView(dt);

         // The DataView provides an easy way to sort. Simply set the Sort property with
         // the name of the field to sort by.
         dv.Sort = e.SortExpression;

         // Re-bind the data source and specify that it should be sorted
         // by the field specified in the SortExpression property.
         ItemsGrid.DataSource = dv;
         ItemsGrid.DataBind();

      }

      void Check_Change(Object sender, EventArgs e)
      {
   
         // Allow or prevent sorting depending on the user's selection.
         if (AllowSortingCheckBox.Checked)
         {

            ItemsGrid.AllowSorting = true;

         }
         else
         {

            ItemsGrid.AllowSorting = false;

         }

         // After changing the property, re-bind the data to
         // refresh the DataGrid control.

         // Retrieve the data source from session state.
         DataTable dt = (DataTable)Session["Source"];

         // Create a DataView from the DataTable.
         DataView dv = new DataView(dt);

         // Re-bind the data source.
         ItemsGrid.DataSource = dv;
         ItemsGrid.DataBind();

      }

   </script>
 
<body>
 
   <form runat=server>
 
      <h3>DataGrid SortCommand Example</h3>

      Select whether to allow sorting in the DataGrid control.

      <br><br>
 
      <b>Product List</b>
 
      <asp:DataGrid id="ItemsGrid"
           BorderColor="black"
           BorderWidth="1"
           CellPadding="3"
           AutoGenerateColumns="False"
           AllowSorting="True"
           runat="server">

         <HeaderStyle BackColor="#00aaaa">
         </HeaderStyle>

         <Columns>

            <asp:BoundColumn DataField="IntegerValue" 
                 SortExpression="IntegerValue"
                 HeaderText="Item"/>

            <asp:BoundColumn DataField="StringValue"
                 SortExpression="StringValue" 
                 HeaderText="Description"/>

            <asp:BoundColumn DataField="CurrencyValue" 
                 HeaderText="Price"
                 SortExpression="CurrencyValue"
                 DataFormatString="{0:c}">

               <ItemStyle HorizontalAlign="Right">
               </ItemStyle>

            </asp:BoundColumn>

         </Columns> 
 
      </asp:DataGrid>

      <hr>

      <asp:CheckBox id="AllowSortingCheckBox"
           Text="Allow sorting"
           AutoPostBack="True"
           Checked="True"
           OnCheckedChanged="Check_Change"
           runat="server"/>
 
   </form>
 
</body>
</html>

[C++, JScript] No example is available for C++ or JScript. To view a Visual Basic or C# example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Namespace: System.Web.UI.WebControls

Platforms: Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

Assembly: System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

See Also

DataGridSortCommandEventArgs Members | System.Web.UI.WebControls Namespace | DataGridSortCommandEventHandler | DataGrid | SortCommand

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