BindingSource.ApplySort Method (ListSortDescriptionCollection)

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Sorts the data source with the specified sort descriptions.

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

public virtual void ApplySort (
	ListSortDescriptionCollection sorts
public void ApplySort (
	ListSortDescriptionCollection sorts
public function ApplySort (
	sorts : ListSortDescriptionCollection



A ListSortDescriptionCollection containing the sort descriptions to apply to the data source.

Exception typeCondition


The data source is not an IBindingListView.

IBindingListView implements multi-column sorting as a set of property descriptor-direction pairs.

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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