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ListBox::Sorted Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the items in the ListBox are sorted alphabetically.

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

public:
property bool Sorted {
	bool get ();
	void set (bool value);
}

Property Value

Type: System::Boolean
true if items in the control are sorted; otherwise, false. The default is false.

Use the Sorted property to automatically sort strings alphabetically in a ListBox. As items are added to a sorted ListBox, the items are moved to the appropriate location in the sorted list. When adding items to a ListBox, it is more efficient to sort the items first and then add new items.

A ListBox with its Sorted set to true should not be bound to data using the DataSource property. To display sorted data in a bound ListBox, you should bind to a data source that supports sorting and have the data source provide the sorting.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the GetSelected method to determine which items in a ListBox are selected in order to select the items that are not selected and deselect the items that are selected. The example also demonstrates using the SelectionMode property to enable a ListBox to have more than one selected item and uses the Sorted property to demonstrate how to sort items in a ListBox automatically. This example requires that a ListBox, named listBox1, has been added to a form and that the InitializeMyListBox method defined in the example is called from the Load event of the form.

private:
   void InitializeMyListBox()
   {
      // Add items to the ListBox.
      listBox1->Items->Add( "A" );
      listBox1->Items->Add( "C" );
      listBox1->Items->Add( "E" );
      listBox1->Items->Add( "F" );
      listBox1->Items->Add( "G" );
      listBox1->Items->Add( "D" );
      listBox1->Items->Add( "B" );

      // Sort all items added previously.
      listBox1->Sorted = true;

      // Set the SelectionMode to select multiple items.
      listBox1->SelectionMode = SelectionMode::MultiExtended;

      // Select three initial items from the list.
      listBox1->SetSelected( 0, true );
      listBox1->SetSelected( 2, true );
      listBox1->SetSelected( 4, true );

      // Force the ListBox to scroll back to the top of the list.
      listBox1->TopIndex = 0;
   }

   void InvertMySelection()
   {
      // Loop through all items the ListBox. 
      for ( int x = 0; x < listBox1->Items->Count; x++ )
      {
         // Select all items that are not selected, 
         // deselect all items that are selected.
         listBox1->SetSelected( x,  !listBox1->GetSelected( x ) );
      }
      listBox1->TopIndex = 0;
   }

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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