BindingSource.ApplySort Method (PropertyDescriptor, ListSortDirection)

Sorts the data source using the specified property descriptor and sort direction.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in

public virtual void ApplySort (
	PropertyDescriptor property,
	ListSortDirection sort
public void ApplySort (
	PropertyDescriptor property, 
	ListSortDirection sort
public function ApplySort (
	property : PropertyDescriptor, 
	sort : ListSortDirection
Not applicable.



A PropertyDescriptor that describes the property by which to sort the data source.


A ListSortDirection indicating how the list should be sorted.

Exception typeCondition


The data source is not an IBindingList.

The IBindingList implements single column sorting using a PropertyDescriptor to indicate a property to sort by and a ListSortDirection indicating whether the property contents should be sorted in ascending or descending order.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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