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DataGrid.OnSortCommand Method

Raises the SortCommand event. This allows you to provide a custom handler for the event.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

protected virtual void OnSortCommand(
	DataGridSortCommandEventArgs e
)

Use the OnSortCommand method to provide a custom handler for the SortCommand event.

The SortCommand event is raised when a column is sorted.

A typical handler for the SortCommand event sorts the list, and then rebinds the data to the DataGrid control.

Raising an event invokes the event handler through a delegate. For more information, see Raising an Event.

Notes to Inheritors

When overriding OnSortCommand in a derived class, be sure to call the base class's OnSortCommand method.

For more information about handling events, see Consuming Events.

The following code example demonstrates how to specify and code a handler for the SortCommand event to sort a DataGrid control.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" 
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<script runat="server">
    ICollection CreateDataSource()
    {
        // Create a Random object to mix up the 
        // order of items in the sample data.
        Random randNum = new Random();

        // Create sample data for the DataGrid control.
        DataTable dt = new DataTable();

        // Define the columns of the table.
        dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("IntegerValue", typeof(Int32)));
        dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("StringValue", typeof(String)));
        dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("CurrencyValue", typeof(Double)));

        // Populate the table with sample values.
        for (int i = 0; i <= 8; i++)
        {
            DataRow dr = dt.NewRow();
            dr[0] = i;
            dr[1] = "Item " + randNum.Next(1, 15).ToString();
            dr[2] = 1.23 * randNum.Next(1, 15);
            dt.Rows.Add(dr);
        }

        // To persist the data source between posts to the server,
        // store it in session state.  
        Session["Source"] = dt;
        DataView dv = new DataView(dt);
        return dv;
    }

    void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        // Load sample data only once, when the page is first loaded.
        if (!IsPostBack)
        {
            ItemsGrid.DataSource = CreateDataSource();
            ItemsGrid.DataBind();
        }
    }

    void Sort_Grid(Object sender, DataGridSortCommandEventArgs e)
    {
        // Retrieve the data source from session state.
        DataTable dt = (DataTable)Session["Source"];

        // Create a DataView from the DataTable.
        DataView dv = new DataView(dt);

        // The DataView provides an easy way to sort. Simply set the
        // Sort property with the name of the field to sort by.
        dv.Sort = e.SortExpression;

        // Rebind the data source and specify that it should be sorted
        // by the field specified in the SortExpression property.
        ItemsGrid.DataSource = dv;
        ItemsGrid.DataBind();
    }

    void Check_Change(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        // Allow or prevent sorting depending on the user's selection.
        ItemsGrid.AllowSorting = AllowSortingCheckBox.Checked;

        // After changing the property, rebind the data to
        // refresh the DataGrid control.

        // Retrieve the data source from session state.
        DataTable dt = (DataTable)Session["Source"];

        // Create a DataView from the DataTable.
        DataView dv = new DataView(dt);

        // Rebind the data source.
        ItemsGrid.DataSource = dv;
        ItemsGrid.DataBind();
    }
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>
        ExtractTemplateRows Example
    </title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
      <h3>DataGrid AllowSorting Example</h3>

      <p>Select whether to allow sorting in the DataGrid control.<br />
      <asp:CheckBox id="AllowSortingCheckBox"
           Text="Allow sorting"
           AutoPostBack="True"
           Checked="True"
           OnCheckedChanged="Check_Change"
           runat="server"/></p>
      <hr />

      <b>Product List</b>
      <asp:DataGrid id="ItemsGrid"
           BorderColor="black"
           BorderWidth="1"
           CellPadding="3"
           OnSortCommand="Sort_Grid"
           UseAccessibleHeader="true"
           AutoGenerateColumns="False"
           AllowSorting="True"
           runat="server">

         <HeaderStyle BackColor="#00aaaa" />
         <Columns>
            <asp:BoundColumn DataField="IntegerValue" 
                 SortExpression="IntegerValue"
                 HeaderText="Item"/>

            <asp:BoundColumn DataField="StringValue"
                 SortExpression="StringValue" 
                 HeaderText="Description"/>

            <asp:BoundColumn DataField="CurrencyValue" 
                 HeaderText="Price"
                 SortExpression="CurrencyValue"
                 DataFormatString="{0:c}">

               <ItemStyle HorizontalAlign="Right">
               </ItemStyle>
            </asp:BoundColumn>
         </Columns> 
      </asp:DataGrid>

   </div>
   </form>
</body>
</html>

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
   <script runat="server">

      ICollection CreateDataSource()
      {

         // Create a Random object to mix up the order of items in the sample data.
         Random Rand_Num = new Random();

         // Create sample data for the DataGrid control.
         DataTable dt = new DataTable();
         DataRow dr;

         // Define the columns of the table.
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("IntegerValue", typeof(Int32)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("StringValue", typeof(String)));
         dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("CurrencyValue", typeof(Double)));

         // Populate the table with sample values.
         for (int i=0; i<=8; i++) 
         {

            dr = dt.NewRow();

            dr[0] = i;
            dr[1] = "Item " + Rand_Num.Next(1, 15).ToString();
            dr[2] = 1.23 * Rand_Num.Next(1, 15);

            dt.Rows.Add(dr);

         }

         // To persist the data source between posts to the server, store it
         // in session state.  
         Session["Source"] = dt;

         DataView dv = new DataView(dt);

         return dv;

      }

      void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
      { 

         // Load sample data only once, when the page is first loaded.
         if (!IsPostBack)
         { 

            ItemsGrid.DataSource = CreateDataSource();
            ItemsGrid.DataBind();

         }

         // Manually register the event-handling method for the PageIndexChanged  
         // event of the DataGrid control.
         ItemsGrid.SortCommand += new DataGridSortCommandEventHandler(this.Sort_Grid);

      }

      void Sort_Grid(Object sender, DataGridSortCommandEventArgs e)
      { 

         // Retrieve the data source from session state.
         DataTable dt = (DataTable)Session["Source"];

         // Create a DataView from the DataTable.
         DataView dv = new DataView(dt);

         // The DataView provides an easy way to sort. Simply set the Sort property with
         // the name of the field to sort by.
         dv.Sort = e.SortExpression;

         // Re-bind the data source and specify that it should be sorted
         // by the field specified in the SortExpression property.
         ItemsGrid.DataSource = dv;
         ItemsGrid.DataBind();

      }

      void Check_Change(Object sender, EventArgs e)
      {

         // Allow or prevent sorting depending on the user's selection.
         if (AllowSortingCheckBox.Checked)
         {

            ItemsGrid.AllowSorting = true;

         }
         else
         {

            ItemsGrid.AllowSorting = false;

         }

         // After changing the property, re-bind the data to
         // refresh the DataGrid control.

         // Retrieve the data source from session state.
         DataTable dt = (DataTable)Session["Source"];

         // Create a DataView from the DataTable.
         DataView dv = new DataView(dt);

         // Re-bind the data source.
         ItemsGrid.DataSource = dv;
         ItemsGrid.DataBind();

      }

   </script>

<head runat="server">
    <title>DataGrid SortCommand Example</title>
</head>
<body>

   <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>DataGrid SortCommand Example</h3>

      Select whether to allow sorting in the DataGrid control.

      <br /><br />

      <b>Product List</b>

      <asp:DataGrid id="ItemsGrid"
           BorderColor="black"
           BorderWidth="1"
           CellPadding="3"
           AutoGenerateColumns="False"
           AllowSorting="True"
           runat="server">

         <HeaderStyle BackColor="#00aaaa">
         </HeaderStyle>

         <Columns>

            <asp:BoundColumn DataField="IntegerValue" 
                 SortExpression="IntegerValue"
                 HeaderText="Item"/>

            <asp:BoundColumn DataField="StringValue"
                 SortExpression="StringValue" 
                 HeaderText="Description"/>

            <asp:BoundColumn DataField="CurrencyValue" 
                 HeaderText="Price"
                 SortExpression="CurrencyValue"
                 DataFormatString="{0:c}">

               <ItemStyle HorizontalAlign="Right">
               </ItemStyle>

            </asp:BoundColumn>

         </Columns> 

      </asp:DataGrid>

      <hr />

      <asp:CheckBox id="AllowSortingCheckBox"
           Text="Allow sorting"
           AutoPostBack="True"
           Checked="True"
           OnCheckedChanged="Check_Change"
           runat="server"/>

   </form>

</body>
</html>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1
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