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Hello FRNDS, Please solve my problem facing with GRIDVIEW AND DROPDOWNLIST.

Am working on ASp.NET, c#, SqlSERVER2005.

On my webpage I have a Dropdownlist and a is dispalying perfectly from database. and this gridview contains PAGING ALSO(it contains Large number of records in GRIDVIEW) and the thing here is I need to sort the data based upon dropdown.

It should sort the complete column when selected from dropdownlist item.

In dropdownlist I used items as
1)sort by Employee name ---This must be sort alphabetwise A-Z
2)Sort by Hiring Date ---- Ascending order
3)Sort by Terminating Date --- Ascending Order.

When i select one item from Dropdownlist, that particular column must sort in Gridview.

Please help me, and solve this problem.

Posted 24-Jul-12 23:05pm
aspnet_regiis at 25-Jul-12 5:24am
what have you tried?
Sandeep Mewara at 25-Jul-12 5:25am
And what is the issue here? What have you tried and are stuck with?

All you need is to sort the data based on a selection made in dropdown.

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Solution 1


Use this:
//Dropdownlist selected value changed event. This can be done on button click event also.
protected void DropDownList1_SelectIndexChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)        {
    gvSorting.Sort(DropDownList1.SelectedValue, SortDirection.Ascending);        

//Gridview sort command
protected void gvSorting_Sorting(object sender, GridViewSortEventArgs e)
    DataTable dtSortTable = gvSorting.DataSource as DataTable;
    if (dtSortTable != null)
        DataView dvSortedView = new DataView(dtSortTable);
        dvSortedView.Sort = e.SortExpression + " " + getSortDirectionString(e.SortDirection);
        gvSorting.DataSource = dvSortedView;
//Getting the sort direction
private static string getSortDirectionString(SortDirection sortDireciton)
    string newSortDirection = String.Empty;
    if (sortDireciton == SortDirection.Ascending)
        newSortDirection = "ASC";
        newSortDirection = "DESC";
    return newSortDirection;

All the best.

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