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How to Disable Alphabetical Sorting in MultiSelectionComboBox WinForms Control

I set DataSource property to a collection already sorted. I do not want MultiSelectionComboBox to re-sort it and to keep the order of the items as it is.

Suppose the collection is called 'myList' of type List<MyItem> as follows:
List<MyItem> myList = new List<MyList>
     new MyItem { Id = 1, Name = "B"},
     new MyItem { Id = 2, Name = "A"},
     new MyItem { Id = 3, Name = "C"}

And these are the setting of the control called 'mscb':
mscb.DataSource = myList;
mscb.DisplayMember = "Name";
mscb.ValueMember = "Id";

The result will be (A, B, C)!
How to make the items appear in the same order as myList (B, A, C)?

1 Reply

DV Duraimurugan Vedagiri Syncfusion Team February 3, 2020 01:35 PM UTC

Hi Mohammed,

Thanks for your interest in Syncfusion product.

We have considered your requirement as a feature request and it will be included in our upcoming main release.

You can track the status through the following feedback link:


We will let you know once the feature is implemented.

Please let us know if you need any further assistance.


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