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how to sort the data into ascending and descending order when ever click the column in gridview
with display up and down arrows in asp.net
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<asp:GridView
    ID="GridView1" runat="server" AutoGenerateColumns="false" AllowSorting="True" onsorting="GridView1_Sorting" EnableViewState="true">
    <Columns>
        <asp:BoundField DataField="bookid" HeaderText="BOOK ID"SortExpression="bookid"  />
        <asp:BoundField DataField="bookname" HeaderText="BOOK NAME" />
        <asp:BoundField DataField="writer" HeaderText="WRITER" />
        <asp:BoundField DataField="totalbook" HeaderText="TOTALBOOK" SortExpression="totalbook"  />
        <asp:BoundField DataField="availablebook" HeaderText="AVAILABLE BOOK" />
    </Columns>
</asp:GridView>


protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) {
        if (!IsPostBack) {
            string query = "SELECT * FROM book";
            DataTable DT = new DataTable();
            SqlDataAdapter DA = new SqlDataAdapter(query, sqlCon);
            DA.Fill(DT);

            GridView1.DataSource = DT;
            GridView1.DataBind();
        }
    }

    protected void GridView1_Sorting(object sender, GridViewSortEventArgs e) {

        string query = "SELECT * FROM book";
        DataTable DT = new DataTable();
        SqlDataAdapter DA = new SqlDataAdapter(query, sqlCon);
        DA.Fill(DT);

        GridView1.DataSource = DT;
        GridView1.DataBind();

        if (DT != null) {
            DataView dataView = new DataView(DT);
            dataView.Sort = e.SortExpression + " " + ConvertSortDirectionToSql(e.SortDirection);

            GridView1.DataSource = dataView;
            GridView1.DataBind();
        }
    }

    private string GridViewSortDirection {
        get { return ViewState["SortDirection"] as string ?? "DESC"; }
        set { ViewState["SortDirection"] = value; }
    }

    private string ConvertSortDirectionToSql(SortDirection sortDirection) {
        switch (GridViewSortDirection) {
            case "ASC":
                GridViewSortDirection = "DESC";
                break;

            case "DESC":
                GridViewSortDirection = "ASC";
                break;
        }

        return GridViewSortDirection;
    }
}



http://stackoverflow.com/questions/702600/sorting-and-paging-with-gridview-asp-net[^]
 
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