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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.

Kris
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Anthony Perkins earned 25 total points
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>>this has to be possible. <<
Nope.  Not with the ListBox.  One workaround is to have two Listboxes and hide one as appropriate.

Anthony
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by:frodoman
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If the contents of the box aren't huge, Anthony's suggestion (^^^^) will work well.

Another option is to set the sort property to 'false' at design time, then sort the contents before you load them into the listbox (I'm assuming you're loading from a db?).  

If the user wants to change the sortability of the box you would then have to delete the current contents are reload w/out sorting first.
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Another option is to use a listview.  If you put the listview in Report mode and do not show the header column then it will appear the same as  the listbox.  The benefit is that it's sorted property can be changed at run-time.  The sort order can also be changed from Ascending to Descending.
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all good answers, thanks a lot, going to use the second list box, that looks like it will fit  the easiest into what i've got already.  
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