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GridColumn.SortMode Property

Gets or sets how the column's data is sorted when sorting/grouping is applied to it.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraGrid.Columns
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraGrid.v17.2.dll

Expanded Syntax

Property value

Type: ColumnSortMode
A DevExpress.XtraGrid.ColumnSortMode value specifying how the column's data is sorted in sort mode.
The default is ColumnSortMode.Default.

Expanded Remarks

The SortMode property determines the algorithm used to sort the column's data (by display text, edit value or using a custom sorting algorithm).

To provide custom sorting and/or grouping, set the SortMode property to DevExpress.XtraGrid.ColumnSortMode.Custom and handle the ColumnView.CustomColumnSort and GridView.CustomColumnGroup events. See the DevExpress.XtraGrid.ColumnSortMode topic for details on other available sorting modes.

To apply sorting to a column, the column's SortOrder property can be set to DevExpress.Data.ColumnSortOrder.Ascending or DevExpress.Data.ColumnSortOrder.Descending. This will arrange the column values in ascending or descending order using the algorithm specified by the SortMode property.
Note

In server mode, the SortMode property cannot be used to enable data sorting and grouping by display values. In this mode, consider using the FieldNameSortGroup property instead.

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