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GridViewSortEventArgs Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the GridViewSortEventArgs class.

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

public GridViewSortEventArgs(
	string sortExpression,
	SortDirection sortDirection


Type: System.String

The sort expression used to sort the items in the control.

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.SortDirection

A SortDirection that indicates the direction in which to sort the items in the control.

Use this constructor to initialize a new instance of the GridViewSortEventArgs class.

The following table shows the initial property values for an instance of GridViewSortEventArgs.


Initial value


The value of the sortDirection parameter.


The value of the sortExpression parameter.


This constructor is used primarily by control developers when raising events.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0