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GridView sort only to specified fields

Posted on 2011-09-20
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12

When I turn allow sorting to true, I get sort to all fields,
how can I make the sort option onlt to some fields and to others not?
Question by:nuritat
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Expert Comment

by:Easwaran Paramasivam
ID: 36565843
By setting the DataGridViewColumn.SortMode property you can disable the ability for the user to sort on the given column. You can use Visual Studio to set this property by right-clicking on the DataGridView and choosing the Edit Columns option. Next select the column that you want to disable sorting for and set the SortMode property to NotSortable.


Author Comment

ID: 36565864
Thats what I was looking for, but unfortunatly I have only "SortExpression" element in property list and not sortMode

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by:Easwaran Paramasivam
ID: 36565884
Above link contains solution for datagridview  
  dgvCol.SortMode = DataGridViewColumnSortMode.NotSortable

Change it accordingly for Gridview.


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chandrasekar1 earned 2000 total points
ID: 36565925
i think you are talking about asp.net Gridview, if yes then check the below code

protected void gdvDataViewer_PreRender1(object sender, EventArgs e) 
    Style s = new Style(); 
    s.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Red; 
    s.Width = 200; 
    if (gdvDataViewer.AllowSorting) 
        foreach (TableCell tc in gdvDataViewer.HeaderRow.Cells) 
            if (tc.HasControls()) 
                LinkButton lb = (LinkButton)tc.Controls[0]; 
                if (lb != null && lb.Text.Equals("CoumnNmae")) // your column to make unsortable 
                    tc.Attributes.Add("onclick","return false;"); 

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Author Closing Comment

ID: 36566646
perfect solution for gridview that doesn't have SortModa as property


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