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Sorting Gridview using Jquery with ASP.NET

, 20 Oct 2008 CPOL
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This article demonstrate flexible client-side table sorting


This is my first article; I want to apologize in my English. In this example, I want to show how to sorting a gridview using a Jquery in ASP.NET, it is a flexible client-side table sorting. We have known that Jquery is a new kind of Javascript Library. You can find detail of Jquery in this site there are lot of example with documentation and also allow free download a latest version.


In this example, I used table sorter plug-in which has written by Christian Bach can found . It is really cool plug-in and user can allow to download and customization as their wish.

I test this example in Visual Studio 2005. Some of other requirement needed is download a latest version of Jquery from official website and table sorter plug-in which can found as I mention above website.

Here we go,

Using the Code

First, we need some image file which require for click in Gridview header. Then, we need to add a CSS file to make proper position and color.

In this example, I use ajax json serialize to load data into the Gridview

<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="false"
    CodeFile="TableSorterBlue.aspx.vb" Inherits="TableSorterBlue" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="" >
<head runat="server">
<title>Table Sorter Blue</title>
<link href="App_Themes/bluestyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="print, projection, screen"/>
<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript" src="script/jquery-1.2.6.min.js"></script>
<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript" src="script/jquery.tablesorter.js"></script>
<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript" src="script/Sorter.js"></script>
<form id="form1" runat="server">
<div id="btnInfo">
<button id="btnBlueLoad" type="button">Load Data</button>
<div id="result">
<script type="text/javascript">
function LoadRecord(){
type: "POST",
url: "TableSorterBlue.aspx/GetOrderDetailTable",
contentType: "application/json; charset=utf-8",
data: "{}",
dataType: "json",
success: function(msg){

In the code behind a Page of TableSorterBlue.aspx :

Partial Class TableSorterBlue
Inherits System.Web.UI.Page
<WebMethod(enablesession:=True)> _
Public Shared Function GetOrderDetailTable() As String
    Dim page As New Page()
    Dim userControl As UserControl = DirectCast(page.LoadControl(
        "~/controls/GridViewControl.ascx"), UserControl)
    userControl.EnableViewState = False
    Dim form As New HtmlForm()
    Dim textWriter As New StringWriter()
    HttpContext.Current.Server.Execute(page, textWriter, False)
    Return Clean(textWriter.ToString())
End Function
Private Shared Function Clean(ByVal html As String) As String
    Return Regex.Replace(html, "<[/]?(form)[^>]*?>", "", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase)
End Function
End Class

And in a user control I create a Gridview but make sure you make accessible property to true as what I did in the code:

Partial Class controls_GridViewControl
Inherits System.Web.UI.UserControl
Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object,
    ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Load
End Sub
Private Sub MakeAccessible(ByVal grd As GridView)
    If grd IsNot Nothing AndAlso grd.Rows.Count > 0 Then
        grd.UseAccessibleHeader = True
        grd.HeaderRow.TableSection = TableRowSection.TableHeader
    End If
End Sub
End Class

TableRowSection.TableHeader can help to create a <thead> and <tbody> which is synchronize with table sorter plug-in.

Now, you can click on arrow up and down it start sorting a row.


This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)


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Answerfor all types of options like sorting, searching, paging....printing... Pin
varaprasadreddy.bh18-Dec-12 9:01
membervaraprasadreddy.bh18-Dec-12 9:01 
GeneralMy vote of 1 Pin
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GeneralNot working with linkbutton Pin
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GeneralIt doesn't work with Allow Paging = true Pin
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GeneralExcellent Pin
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