GridView::SortDirection Property


Gets the sort direction of the column being sorted.

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

property SortDirection SortDirection {
	virtual SortDirection get();

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls::SortDirection

One of the SortDirection values. The default is SortDirection.Ascending.

Use the SortDirection property to determine whether the column being sorted is sorted in ascending or descending order.


The GridView control has a built-in sorting feature that automatically sets this property. This property is typically used only when you need to programmatically determine the sort direction or when you are adding your own custom sorting functionality to a GridView control.

The following example demonstrates how to use the SortDirection property to programmatically determine the sort direction of a GridView control.

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.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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