DataGridViewColumnSortMode Enumeration

Note: This enumeration is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Defines how a DataGridView column can be sorted by the user.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in

Public Enumeration DataGridViewColumnSortMode
Dim instance As DataGridViewColumnSortMode

public enum DataGridViewColumnSortMode
public enum DataGridViewColumnSortMode

 Member nameDescription
AutomaticThe user can sort the column by clicking the column header unless the column headers are used for selection. A sorting glyph will be displayed automatically. 
NotSortableThe column can only be sorted programmatically, but it is not intended for sorting, so the column header will not include space for a sorting glyph. 
ProgrammaticThe column can only be sorted programmatically, and the column header will include space for a sorting glyph.  

Each column may have a different sort mode specified by the SortMode property.

The following code example illustrates the use of this type. For more information, see How to: Set the Sort Modes for Columns in the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.

Me.dataGridView1.Columns("Priority").SortMode = _

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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