DataGridViewSortCompareEventArgs.Column Property

Definition

Gets the column being sorted.

public:
 property System::Windows::Forms::DataGridViewColumn ^ Column { System::Windows::Forms::DataGridViewColumn ^ get(); };
public System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewColumn Column { get; }
member this.Column : System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewColumn
Public ReadOnly Property Column As DataGridViewColumn

Property Value

DataGridViewColumn

The DataGridViewColumn to sort.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates the use of Column in a multiple column sort. In this example the ID column is used to determine the final order if there are identical values in the sorted column, so no additional sorting will be done if there are duplicate values in the ID column. This example is part of a larger example provided in How to: Customize Sorting in the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.

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;
}
Private Sub DataGridView1_SortCompare( _
    ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As DataGridViewSortCompareEventArgs) _
    Handles DataGridView1.SortCompare

    ' Try to sort based on the contents of the cell 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) AndAlso Not (e.Column.Name = "ID") Then
        e.SortResult = System.String.Compare( _
            DataGridView1.Rows(e.RowIndex1).Cells("ID").Value.ToString(), _
            DataGridView1.Rows(e.RowIndex2).Cells("ID").Value.ToString())
    End If

    e.Handled = True

End Sub

Remarks

This property is useful in determining and controlling sort behavior in programmatic sorts.

Applies to

See also