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DisplayAttribute.Order Property

Gets or sets the order weight of the column.

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

Public Property Order As Integer

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The order weight of the column.

Columns are sorted in increasing order based on the order value. Columns without this attribute have an order value of 0. Negative values are valid and can be used to position a column before all non-negative columns. If an order is not specified, presentation layers should consider using the value 10000. This value lets explicitly-ordered fields be displayed before and after the fields that do not have a specified order.

The following example shows how to set the order weight of the LastName field to -9. The other fields in the entity have the default order weight of zero. Therefore, the LastName field will be displayed first.

<MetadataType(GetType(EmployeeMD))>  _
Public Class Employee
    Public Class EmployeeMD
        <Display(Name:="Last Name", Order:=-9, _
           Prompt:="Enter Last Name", Description:="Emp Last Name")>  _
        Public Property LastName As Object
        End Property
        <Display(Name:="Manager", AutoGenerateFilter:=false)>  _
        Public Property Employee1 As Object
        End Property
    End Class
End Class

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.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.