DbExpressionBuilder.OrderBy Method (DbExpression, Func<DbExpression, DbExpression>)

.NET Framework (current version)
 

Creates a new DbSortExpression that sorts the given input set by the specified sort key, with ascending sort order and default collation.

Namespace:   System.Data.Common.CommandTrees.ExpressionBuilder
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)

public static DbSortExpression OrderBy(
	this DbExpression source,
	Func<DbExpression, DbExpression> sortKey
)

Parameters

source
Type: System.Data.Common.CommandTrees.DbExpression

An expression that specifies the input set.

sortKey
Type: System.Func<DbExpression, DbExpression>

A method that specifies how to derive the sort key expression given a member of the input set. This method must produce an expression with an order-comparable result type that provides the sort key definition.

Return Value

Type: System.Data.Common.CommandTrees.DbSortExpression

A new DbSortExpression that represents the order-by operation.

Exception Condition
ArgumentNullException

source or sortKey is null.

ArgumentNullException

The expression produced by sortKey is null.

ArgumentException

source does not have a collection result type.

ArgumentException

The expression produced by sortKey does not have an order-comparable result type.

.NET Framework
Available since 4.5
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