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SortColumns(Int32,Boolean) Method
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FarPoint.Win.Spread Assembly > FarPoint.Win.Spread Namespace > SheetView Class > SortColumns Method : SortColumns(Int32,Boolean) Method

Index of the row to use as a key to sorting
Whether to sort in ascending order

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Sorts all the columns on the sheet by the specified row.


Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Public Overloads Function SortColumns( _
   ByVal keyRow As Integer, _
   ByVal ascending As Boolean _
) As Boolean
Visual Basic (Usage)Copy Code
Dim instance As SheetView
Dim keyRow As Integer
Dim ascending As Boolean
Dim value As Boolean
value = instance.SortColumns(keyRow, ascending)
public bool SortColumns( 
   int keyRow,
   bool ascending


Index of the row to use as a key to sorting
Whether to sort in ascending order

Return Value

Boolean: true if successful; false otherwise


This is the simplest of the methods to sort columns. It sorts the arrangement of columns in a sheet using one row as the key. You need only specify the row to use as a key for sorting and whether the sort is ascending or descending. All the columns in the sheet are sorted.

This does not affect the data model, only how the data is displayed. Different overloads provide different ways to sort the columns. For a discussion of sorting, refer to Managing Sorting of Rows.


This example sorts a range of columns.
C#Copy Code
fpSpread1.ActiveSheet.SetValue(0, 0, "S");
fpSpread1.ActiveSheet.SetValue(0, 1, "E");
fpSpread1.ActiveSheet.SetValue(0, 2, "A");
fpSpread1.ActiveSheet.SetValue(0, 3, "K");
fpSpread1.ActiveSheet.SetValue(1, 0, "W");
fpSpread1.ActiveSheet.SetValue(1, 1, "G");
fpSpread1.ActiveSheet.SetValue(1, 2, "P");
fpSpread1.ActiveSheet.SetValue(1, 3, "V");
fpSpread1.ActiveSheet.SetValue(2, 0, "O");
fpSpread1.ActiveSheet.SetValue(2, 1, "L");
fpSpread1.ActiveSheet.SetValue(2, 2, "Q");
fpSpread1.ActiveSheet.SetValue(2, 3, "H");
fpSpread1.ActiveSheet.SortColumns(0, false);
Visual BasicCopy Code
FpSpread1.ActiveSheet.SetValue(0, 0, "S")
FpSpread1.ActiveSheet.SetValue(0, 1, "E")
FpSpread1.ActiveSheet.SetValue(0, 2, "A")
FpSpread1.ActiveSheet.SetValue(0, 3, "K")
FpSpread1.ActiveSheet.SetValue(1, 0, "W")
FpSpread1.ActiveSheet.SetValue(1, 1, "G")
FpSpread1.ActiveSheet.SetValue(1, 2, "P")
FpSpread1.ActiveSheet.SetValue(1, 3, "V")
FpSpread1.ActiveSheet.SetValue(2, 0, "O")
FpSpread1.ActiveSheet.SetValue(2, 1, "L")
FpSpread1.ActiveSheet.SetValue(2, 2, "Q")
FpSpread1.ActiveSheet.SetValue(2, 3, "H")
FpSpread1.ActiveSheet.SortColumns(0, False)


Target Platforms: Windows 2000 Professional (SP4), Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2003 Server (SP1), Windows 2008, Windows XP (SP2), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

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