I'm displaying some data in a listbox named lstStatusOfTrans. also on the form i am allowing the user to choose the way that the data is sorted. i need a way to turn the sorted property of the list box on and off inside the code. i thought i could use lstStatusOfTrans.Sorted = False but i would get a "Can't assign to read-only property" error message. this has to be possible. just wondering how i pull it off. thanks.