List Box Sort: ASP.net, C#

As stated before I have a table that binds to a list box.
The state names in the list box is displayed as below.  I need the state name to sort ASC.  My code is below, can someone look at it and tell me what I am doing wrong.
The state name is not sorting ASC.  Thanks!

StateID      StateName      Abbrv
1      California                        CA
2      Illinois                        IL
3      Louisiana                        LA
4      Alabama                        AL
5      Mississippi        MS
6      Pennsylvania        PA
7      Alabama                        AL

DataTable dtUSStates = (DataTable)Session["Some_States"];
lbStates.DataSource = dtUSStates;
lbStates.DataValueField = "StateID";
lbStates.DataTextField = "StateName";
lbStates.DataBind();
lbStates.Items.Insert(0, li3);

//Sort by state name
DataView dvUSStates = new DataView();
dvUSStates = dtUSStates.DefaultView;
dvUSStates.Sort = "StateName, StateID ASC";
jordanhelenAsked:
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lojk.Net and Infrastructure ConsultantCommented:
check out the MSDN page on this one

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/13wb36xf(v=VS.80).aspx

Try following its example.. (i.e. create dataview with the required information rather than instantiating it then changing its properties).

DataView dvUSStates = new DataView(dtUSStates,
   "1=1",
   "StateName, StateID ASC",
   DataViewRowState.CurrentRows);

by '1=1' I just mean 'All Rows' as '1=1' is always true..


I would also recommend a

dtUSStates.AcceptChanges()

before the binding just to be on the safe side.
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Kyle AbrahamsSenior .Net DeveloperCommented:
DataTable dtUSStates = (DataTable)Session["Some_States"];
lbStates.DataValueField = "StateID";
lbStates.DataTextField = "StateName";
lbStates.Items.Insert(0, li3);

//Sort by state name
DataView dvUSStates = new DataView();
dvUSStates = dtUSStates.DefaultView;
dvUSStates.Sort = "StateName, StateID ASC";

lbStates.DataSource = dvUSStates;  // bind to the dataview you want sorted, not the table itself
lbStates.DataBind(); // bind.
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lojk.Net and Infrastructure ConsultantCommented:
yep - ged beat me to it - only noticed AFTER i posted that you were binding to the table not the dataview.
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jordanhelenAuthor Commented:
Thanks!

This one works!!!
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lojk.Net and Infrastructure ConsultantCommented:
Thanks - in the interests of fair play ged' solution will also work and probably deserves an assist at least as he more accurately identified the typo in your code. I won't be offended if you change it.

I still prefer my way and then bind the lb to the dv as its more explicit and less lines of code in total. Glad you are happy either way. :-)
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jordanhelenAuthor Commented:
You are right . . . I made a mistake in the selection.

My apologies to ged . . .

  . . . and to you

I have requested attention and asked that the points go to him/her.

The solution works perfect for what I need!
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lojk.Net and Infrastructure ConsultantCommented:
I wont be offended for an assist though either ;-)
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jordanhelenAuthor Commented:
Thanks!

It works great!
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lojk.Net and Infrastructure ConsultantCommented:
meh.
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