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An OrderBy extension method for IQueryable that takes string
public static IQueryable<T> OrderBy<T>(this IQueryable<T> source, string sortExpression)
{
if (source == null)
throw new ArgumentNullException("source", "source is null.");
if (string.IsNullOrEmpty(sortExpression))
throw new ArgumentException("sortExpression is null or empty.", "sortExpression");
var parts = sortExpression.Split(' ');
var isDescending = false;
var propertyName = "";
var tType = typeof(T);
if (parts.Length > 0 && parts[0] != "")
{
propertyName = parts[0];
if (parts.Length > 1)
{
isDescending = parts[1].ToLower().Contains("esc");
}
PropertyInfo prop = tType.GetProperty(propertyName);
if (prop == null)
{
throw new ArgumentException(string.Format("No property '{0}' on type '{1}'", propertyName, tType.Name));
}
var funcType = typeof(Func<,>)
.MakeGenericType(tType, prop.PropertyType);
var lambdaBuilder = typeof(Expression)
.GetMethods()
.First(x => x.Name == "Lambda" && x.ContainsGenericParameters && x.GetParameters().Length == 2)
.MakeGenericMethod(funcType);
var parameter = Expression.Parameter(tType);
var propExpress = Expression.Property(parameter, prop);
var sortLambda = lambdaBuilder
.Invoke(null, new object[] { propExpress, new ParameterExpression[] { parameter } });
var sorter = typeof(Queryable)
.GetMethods()
.FirstOrDefault(x => x.Name == (isDescending ? "OrderByDescending" : "OrderBy") && x.GetParameters().Length == 2)
.MakeGenericMethod(new[] { tType, prop.PropertyType });
return (IQueryable<T>)sorter
.Invoke(null, new object[] { source, sortLambda });
}
return source;
}
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commented Jan 11, 2016

Thanks for the great code. It needed to be written 👍

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