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DisplayColumnAttribute Constructor (String, String, Boolean)

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


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.