DataView.Sort Property

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

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

public string Sort { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_Sort ()

/** @property */
public void set_Sort (String value)

public function get Sort () : String

public function set Sort (value : String)

Not applicable.

Property Value

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.RowsDataRowCollection.

For more information, see Creating and Using DataViews.

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

private void SortByTwoColumns()
    // Get the DefaultViewManager of a DataTable.
    DataView view = DataTable1.DefaultView;

    // By default, the first column sorted ascending.
    view.Sort = "State, ZipCode DESC";

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, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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