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I am using a datagridview in a project.  If I insert a date using Convert.ToDateTime(x).ToShortTimeString, if I click on the column header to sort, it sorts it by the month, rather than the full date.  How do I correct this??

example of sort

4/1/2006
3/1/2001
1/1/2008
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You can use the DataGridView.SortCompare event to customize the sorting of the DataGridView control:

How to: Customize Sorting in the Windows Forms DataGridView Control  
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms171608(VS.80).aspx

Example:

private void dataGridView1_SortCompare(object sender,
        DataGridViewSortCompareEventArgs e)
    {
        // Try to sort based on the cells in the current column.
        e.SortResult = System.String.Compare(
            e.CellValue1.ToString(), e.CellValue2.ToString());

        // If the cells are equal, sort based on the ID column.
        if (e.SortResult == 0 && e.Column.Name != "ID")
        {
            e.SortResult = System.String.Compare(
                dataGridView1.Rows[e.RowIndex1].Cells["ID"].Value.ToString(),
                dataGridView1.Rows[e.RowIndex2].Cells["ID"].Value.ToString());
        }
        e.Handled = true;

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