Sorting the ListView in ASP.NET

Are you confused about how to implement sorting in the new ListView control in ASP.NET 3.5?  Join me as I show you in this step by step video showing you exactly how to sort a ListView, even when it isn’t in gridview mode.

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Dave Bush is a .NET programmer and Certified ScrumMaster who is passionate about managing risk as it relates to developing software. When he is not writing or speaking about topics related to Application Lifecycle Risk Management (ALRM), he is an example to his peers as he develops web sites in the ASP.NET environment using industry best practices.

  • Alex Drimbe

    Hello, I did exactly like in your video but i recive the error:

    The ListView ‘listView’ raised event Sorting which wasn’t handled.
    Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

    Exception Details: System.InvalidOperationException: The ListView ‘listView’ raised event Sorting which wasn’t handled.

    If you have an explication I would apreciate it. Have a good day.

  • Dave

    Sorry, nothing comes to mind. But, let’s go through the obvious.
    1) You are using VS 2008
    2) You got the listView to display the content.
    3) You put the linkButton in the proper template section.

    If I had to guess, I’d say the last one is your problem. But, I’ve never seen this not work as described in the video, so I honestly can’t tell you what you might have done wrong without looking at your code.

    If you want, send me your code via the “Click Here to Ask a Question” link in the upper right hand corner and I’ll take a look.