ASP.NET - The SortedList Object

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The SortedList object combines the features of both the ArrayList object and the Hashtable object.

The SortedList Object

The SortedList object contains items in key/value pairs. A SortedList object automatically sort the items in alphabetic or numeric order.

Items are added to the SortedList with the Add() method. A SortedList can be sized to its final size with the TrimToSize() method.

The Below code creates a SortedList named players and four elements are added:

<script runat="server">
sub Page_Load
if Not Page.IsPostBack then
  dim players=New SortedList
  players.Add("N","Sachin")
  players.Add("S","Pointing")
  players.Add("F","Nadal")
  players.Add("I","Saina")
end if
end sub
</script>


Data Binding

A SortedList object may automatically generate the text and values to the following controls:

  • asp:RadioButtonList
  • asp:CheckBoxList
  • asp:DropDownList
  • asp:Listbox

To bind data to a RadioButtonList control, first create a RadioButtonList control (without any asp:ListItem elements) in an .htmlx page:

<html>
<body>

<form runat="server">
<asp:RadioButtonList id="rb" runat="server" AutoPostBack="True" />
</form>

</body>
</html>

Then add the script that builds the list:

<script runat="server">
sub Page_Load
if Not Page.IsPostBack then
  dim players=New SortedList
  players.Add("N","Sachin")
  players.Add("S","Pointing")
  players.Add("F","Nadal")
  players.Add("I","Saina")
  rb.DataSource=players
  rb.DataValueField="Key"
  rb.DataTextField="Value"
  rb.DataBind()
end if
end sub
</script>

<html>
<body>

<form runat="server">
<asp:RadioButtonList id="rb" runat="server" AutoPostBack="True" />
</form>

</body>
</html>

Then we add a sub routine to be executed when the user clicks on an item in the RadioButtonList control. When a radio button is clicked, a text will appear in a label:

Example

<script runat="server">
sub Page_Load
if Not Page.IsPostBack then
  dim players=New SortedList
  players.Add("N","Sachin")
  players.Add("S","Pointing")
  players.Add("F","Nadal")
  players.Add("I","Saina")
  rb.DataSource=players
  rb.DataValueField="Key"
  rb.DataTextField="Value"
  rb.DataBind()
end if
end sub

sub displayMessage(s as Object,e As EventArgs)
lbl1.text="Your favorite player is: " & rb.SelectedItem.Text
end sub
</script>

<html>
<body>

<form runat="server">
<asp:RadioButtonList id="rb" runat="server"
AutoPostBack="True" onSelectedIndexChanged="displayMessage" />
<p><asp:label id="lbl1" runat="server" /></p>
</form>

</body>
</html>

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