SortDescription In DataGrid In Silverlight 3 Application


Introduction

In this article we will see how can we sort one or more DataGrid Colums using SortDescription method.

Crating Silverlight Project

Fire up Visual Studio 2008 and create a Silverlight Application. Name it as SortDescriptionDataGridSL3.

Add a DataGrid into your Application.

Add a class for defining the sample properties of the Sample Data.

public
class
Users

{


public
string Name { get; set; }


public
int Age { get; set; }


public
string Gender { get; set; }


public
string Country { get; set; }

}

Now create some sample data:

List<Users> myList = new
List<Users>

{


new
Users{ Name=“Hiro Nakamura”, Gender=“M”, Age=24, Country=“Japan”},


new
Users{ Name=“Mohinder Suresh”,Gender=“M”, Age=26, Country=“India”},


new
Users{ Name=“Claire Bennette”, Gender=“F”,Age=19, Country=“USA”},


new
Users{ Name=“Matt Parkman”, Gender=“M”,Age=30, Country=“USA”},


new
Users{ Name=“Nathan Patrelli”, Gender=“M”,Age=30, Country=“USA”},


new
Users{ Name=“Peter Patrelli”, Gender=“M”,Age=26, Country=“USA”},


new
Users{ Name=“Mica”, Age=12, Gender=“M”,Country=“USA”},


new
Users{ Name=“Linderman”, Gender=“M”,Age=56, Country=“USA”},


new
Users{ Name=“Ando”, Age=24, Gender=“M”,Country=“Japan”},


new
Users{ Name=“Maya”, Age=24, Gender=“M”,Country=“Mexico”},


new
Users{ Name=“Niki Sanders”, Gender=“F”,Age=26, Country=“USA”},


new
Users{ Name=“Angela Patrelli”, Gender=“F”,Age=26, Country=“USA”},

};

Now create an instance of PagedCollectionView and give parameter as the above list.

PagedCollectionView collection = new
PagedCollectionView(myList);

Now add SortDescriptions as follows:

collection.SortDescriptions.Add(new
SortDescription(“Name”, ListSortDirection.Ascending));

collection.SortDescriptions.Add(new
SortDescription(“Country”, ListSortDirection.Ascending));

Now assign the ItemSource of the DataGrid.

MyDataGrid.ItemsSource = collection;

That’s it we have successfully used SortDescription. Now run your application to see the Sort Display:

Enjoy Coding.

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