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DataView.Sort Property

Gets or sets the sort column or columns, and sort order for the DataView.

Namespace:  System.Data
Assembly:  System.Data (in System.Data.dll)

Public Property Sort As String

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string that contains the column name followed by "ASC" (ascending) or "DESC" (descending). Columns are sorted ascending by default. Multiple columns can be separated by commas.

If you do not explicitly specify sort criteria for DataView, the DataRowView objects in DataView are sorted based on the index of its corresponding DataRow in the DataTable.Rows DataRowCollection.

For more information, see DataViews (ADO.NET).

The following example instructs the DataView to sort the table by two columns.

Private Sub SortByTwoColumns()
    ' Get the DefaultViewManager of a DataTable.
    Dim view As DataView = DataTable1.DefaultView

    ' By default, the first column sorted ascending.
    view.Sort = "State, ZipCode DESC"
End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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.