I See Sharp I See Sharp - 1 month ago 8
ASP.NET (C#) Question

How to allow sorting of a gridview?

I have a gridview and enabled sorting. When running the application I click on the first column to sort. And I get this error: "The GridView 'gvOutlookMeldingen' fired event Sorting which wasn't handled."

This is the gridview:

<asp:GridView ID="gvOutlookMeldingen" runat="server" AllowSorting="True" AutoGenerateColumns="False" AutoGenerateSelectButton="True" onselectedindexchanged="GridView_SelectedIndexChanged">
<Columns>
<asp:TemplateField HeaderText="Melder" ItemStyle-HorizontalAlign="Center" SortExpression="Melder">
<HeaderStyle BorderColor="#1A3491" Width="130px"></HeaderStyle>
<ItemStyle Height="20px" HorizontalAlign="Center"></ItemStyle>
<ItemTemplate>
<%# (string)Eval("Melder") %>
</ItemTemplate>
</asp:TemplateField>
<asp:BoundField DataField="Onderwerp" HeaderText="Onderwerp" />
<asp:TemplateField HeaderText="Omschrijving">
<ItemTemplate>
<div style="overflow:auto; width: 500px; height: 200px;">
<asp:Label ID="lblOmschrijving" runat="server" Text='<%# Bind("Omschrijving")%>'></asp:Label>
</div>
</ItemTemplate>
</asp:TemplateField>
<asp:BoundField DataField="Meldingsdatum" HeaderText="Meldingsdatum" />
<asp:BoundField DataField="OutlookID" HeaderText="OutlookID" />
</Columns>
</asp:GridView>


Any help is appreciated

Answer

You are missing SortExpression's in your BoundField's as mentioned in the other answers.

You are also using a TemplateField which, depending on what is generating your data, may require manual sorting beyond use of SortExpression.

If this is the case, then to sort manually, one method is to add an OnSorting callback to the GridView, SortExpression's to your fields and a method to callback in your code-behind.

This would result in markup and code similar to (untested):

<asp:GridView ID="gvOutlookMeldingen" runat="server" 
    AllowSorting="True" 
    OnSorting="gvOutlookMeldingen_Sorting"
    AutoGenerateColumns="False" 
    AutoGenerateSelectButton="True" 
    onselectedindexchanged="GridView_SelectedIndexChanged">
    <Columns>
        <asp:BoundField DataField="Melder" HeaderText="Melder" SortExpression="Melder" />
        <asp:BoundField DataField="Onderwerp" HeaderText="Onderwerp" SortExpression="Onderwerp" />
            <asp:TemplateField HeaderText="Omschrijving" SortExpression="Omschrijving">
                <ItemTemplate>
                    <div style="overflow:auto; width: 500px; height: 200px;">
                        <asp:Label ID="lblOmschrijving" runat="server" Text='<%# Bind("Omschrijving")%>'></asp:Label>
                    </div>
                </ItemTemplate>
            </asp:TemplateField>
        <asp:BoundField DataField="Meldingsdatum" HeaderText="Meldingsdatum" SortExpression="Meldingsdatum" />
        <asp:BoundField DataField="OutlookID" HeaderText="OutlookID" SortExpression="OutlookID" />
    </Columns>
</asp:GridView>

...and:

protected void gvOutlookMeldingen_Sorting(object sender, GridViewSortEventArgs e)
{
    switch (e.SortExpression)
    {
        case "Melder":
        if (e.SortDirection == SortDirection.Ascending)
        {
            gvOutlookMeldingen.DataSource = // Asc query for Melder field;
            gvOutlookMeldingen.DataBind();
        }
        else
        {
            gvOutlookMeldingen.DataSource = // Desc query for Melder field ;
            gvOutlookMeldingen.DataBind();
        }
        break;
        // case statements for your other fields.
    }
}
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