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  1. bnye
    bnye avatar
    332 posts
    22 Sep 2005
    15 Jul 2010
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    It looks like the forum list can only be sorted alphabetically. Is that correct?

    I've been away from Sitefinity for a while so you'll have to bear with me if this question has been answered.


  2. Ivan Dimitrov
    Ivan Dimitrov avatar
    16072 posts
    12 Sep 2017
    15 Jul 2010
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    Hello bnye,

    There are only two methods of ForumManger class that support sorting

    GetPosts(Guid parentID, bool descending, bool visibleOnly) - Gets all child posts of the specified parent. If the second parameter is true you will get results sorted in descending order

    The second method gets only categories in a sorted order -GetCategories(string sortExpr)

    The only way to have some sorting is creating a custom data provider and using SQL-LINQ to sort the list of IPosts that is returned


    public class ForumDataProviderCustom : Telerik.Forums.Data.DefaultProvider
        public override IList GetForums(ICategory category, bool excludeHidden)
           // return base.GetForums(category, excludeHidden);
            List<IForum> customList = new List<IForum>();
            IList list = base.GetForums(category, excludeHidden);
            foreach (IForum forum in list )
             // here use LINQ to sort the list and finally return it

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