How to sort DataView
The DataView in ADO.NET offers various views of the data stored in a DataTable, allowing for sorting, filtering, and searching operations on the data. Additionally, it provides the ability to add new rows and modify the content of the underlying DataTable.
DataViews can be created and configured at both design time and runtime, depending on the specific requirements of the application. Any changes made to a DataView will automatically reflect in the associated DataTable, and vice versa. This ensures synchronization and consistency between the DataView and the DataTable.
Sort data in a DataView
To sort data in a DataView, you can specify single or multiple fields/columns. Moreover, you have the flexibility to define the sort order as ascending (ASC) or descending (DESC). For example, let's consider a scenario where we create a new DataView in a VB.NET project. On a default Form named Form1, we add a DataGridView and a Button. Upon clicking the button, we can apply sorting on the "Product_Price" column in descending order. To implement this, you can use the following source code:
Private Sub Button_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
' Assuming you have a DataTable named "dataTable" containing the required data
' Create a DataView using the DataTable
Dim dataView As New DataView(dataTable)
' Sort the data based on the "Product_Price" column in descending order
dataView.Sort = "Product_Price DESC"
' Bind the DataView to the DataGridView for display
DataGridView1.DataSource = dataView
By following this example and running the project, you will be able to see the sorted data in the DataGridView control.
Full Source VB.NET
Public Class Form1
Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
Dim connetionString As String
Dim connection As SqlConnection
Dim command As SqlCommand
Dim adapter As New SqlDataAdapter
Dim ds As New DataSet
Dim dv As DataView
Dim sql As String
connetionString = "Data Source=ServerName;Initial Catalog=DatabaseName;User ID=UserName;Password=Password"
sql = "Select * from product"
connection = New SqlConnection(connetionString)
command = New SqlCommand(sql, connection)
adapter.SelectCommand = command
adapter.Fill(ds, "Sort DataView")
dv = New DataView(ds.Tables(0), "Product_Price > 100", "Product_Price Desc", DataViewRowState.CurrentRows)
DataGridView1.DataSource = dv
Catch ex As Exception