DisplayColumnAttribute Constructor (String, String, Boolean)


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Initializes a new instance of the DisplayColumnAttribute class by using the specified display column, and the specified sort column and sort order.

Namespace:   System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations
Assembly:  System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations (in System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations.dll)

public DisplayColumnAttribute(
	string displayColumn,
	string sortColumn,
	bool sortDescending


Type: System.String

The name of the column to use as the display column.

Type: System.String

The name of the column to use for sorting.

Type: System.Boolean

true to sort in descending order; otherwise, false. The default is false.

The following example shows how to define the parent column to display in a page for the child table as the foreign-key column. It sets the parent table column for sorting and also sets the sort order.

[DisplayColumn("City", "PostalCode", false)]
public partial class Address


Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 3.0
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