Sorting using Different Properties of a C# Class

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I have a C# class with props as below

class MyType
bool IsRestricted{}
bool IsVisible{}
bool IsSelected{}
long Count{}
… other props with different types are also here


I am using a collection of MyType in a grid. when i Click on the column header for IsSelected column, I want the sorting to happen based on the listed properties above. Ascending order should show IsVisible, IsRestricted, IsSelected == false, IsSelected == true (where isSelected == true is further sorted using Count)
Could someone please advice how I can do this? I am using a DevExpress grid, and it has a way of providing two consecutive rows, so that I can compare two rows. I just dont know how to implement sorting where we have to consider multiple fields. I hope it's possible.

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  1. Michael Taylor 49,251 Reputation points

    DevExpress isn't part of .NET. You should really post in their support forum as how they implement sorting isn't necessarily how .NET does it.

    In Winform's version of DataGridView you can use the Sort method. This method has an overload taking an IComparer implementation which can sort by whatever you want. In fact that link to the Sort method has sample code doing exactly what you want. It sorts by column A and then B if column A are equal. That is what you'd do as well. Note that the sample implementation also takes into account whether you're ascending or descending sorting which is something you need to handle as well. Therefore I'd recommend you start with that example and adjust for your specific column sorting.

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