DisplayAttribute.Order Property


Gets or sets the order weight of the column.

 property int Order { int get(); void set(int value); };
public int Order { get; set; }
member this.Order : int with get, set
Public Property Order As Integer

Property Value

The order weight of the column.


The getter of this property has been invoked but its value has not been explicitly set using the setter.


The following example shows how to set the order weight of the LastName field to -9. The other fields in the entity have the default order weight of zero. Therefore, the LastName field will be displayed first.

public partial class Employee {  
    public class EmployeeMD {  
        [Display(Name = "Last Name", Order = -9,   
        Prompt = "Enter Last Name", Description="Emp Last Name")]  
        public object LastName { get; set; }  

        [Display(Name = "Manager", AutoGenerateFilter=false)]  
        public object Employee1 { get; set; }  
<MetadataType(GetType(EmployeeMD))>  _  
Public Class Employee  

    Public Class EmployeeMD  

        <Display(Name:="Last Name", Order:=-9, _  
           Prompt:="Enter Last Name", Description:="Emp Last Name")>  _  
        Public Property LastName As Object  
        End Property  

        <Display(Name:="Manager", AutoGenerateFilter:=false)>  _  
        Public Property Employee1 As Object  
        End Property  
    End Class  
End Class  


Columns are sorted in increasing order based on the order value. Columns without this attribute have an order value of 0. Negative values are valid and can be used to position a column before all non-negative columns. If an order is not specified, presentation layers should consider using the value 10000. This value lets explicitly-ordered fields be displayed before and after the fields that do not have a specified order.

Applies to