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OptionsColumn.AllowSort Property

Gets or sets whether end-users can sort data by the column’s values.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraGrid.Columns

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraGrid.v24.1.dll

NuGet Packages: DevExpress.Win.Grid, DevExpress.Win.Navigation


public DefaultBoolean AllowSort { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description
DefaultBoolean Default

A DefaultBoolean enumeration value specifying whether end-users can sort data by the column’s values.

Available values:

Name Description Return Value

The value is true.



The value is false.



The value is specified by a global option or a higher-level object.


Property Paths

You can access this nested property as listed below:

Object Type Path to AllowSort
.OptionsColumn .AllowSort


The DefaultBoolean.Default value assigned to the AllowSort property is interpreted differently, based on the type of the underlying data:

A sortable column’s values can be sorted in code regardless of the AllowSort property’s value. To do this, use the column’s GridColumn.SortIndex property.


Data grouping requires sorting to be applied. So, disabling data sorting results in disabling grouping.

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