Did you know… You can do multi-column sorting (secondary sort, etc.) in both the Error List and Task List – #183


Both the Error List and the Task List have support for multi-column sorting, like secondary sort (and can someone remind me what’s the term for 3rd-ary – the term that comes after secondary). 

For example, you want to sort all Tasks (or Errors) by File first, then by Line Number, so you can go through each file in the order in which the Tasks (or Errors) appear.

To do a secondary sort

  1. Click on the column that you wish to have as primary sort (like File)
  2. Shift+Click on the next column you wish to have as secondary sort (like Line Number)
  3. Rinse and Repeat for other columns

For the Task List, you can see how things are sorted first by File, then by Line number.

Task List displaying secondary sort

Same for the Error List

Error List Displaying Secondary Sort

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Comments (18)

  1. nevill says:

    Third is tertiary.

    Regards,

  2. Chamindu says:

    I believe the word you are looking for is tertiary.

  3. molotov says:

    I think you’ve hit it – thirdary.  <g>

    I’ve seen "tertiary", and <i>much</i> less often "ternary", used to describe this.

  4. Matt Cempa says:

    Sara,

    The answer to your question is tertiary, 1[Medieval Latin tertiarius, from Latin, of a third] : a member of a monastic third order

  5. DoniG says:

    Great geek words for the next code review…

    http://www.askoxford.com/asktheexperts/faq/aboutwords/primary?view=uk

    What comes after primary, secondary, tertiary?

    The sequence continues with quaternary, quinary, senary, septenary, octonary, nonary, denary. Words also exist for `twelfth order’ (duodenary) and `twentieth order’ (vigenary).

  6. Tertiary, Quaternary… I don’t think beyond 4 is very useful… really beyond 2, but that’s just me.

  7. I think the "3rd" term is tertiary.  I keep forgetting that you can double- and triple-sort.  Thanks for the tips.

  8. Arlin says:

    I believe the term you’re looking for is "tertiary". But we all know what you meant!

  9. StevenLJackson1 says:

    Is "ternary" the term you’re looking for?

  10. StevenLJackson1 says:

    Is "ternary" the term you’re looking for?  Or is is "tertiary"?

    How about "third"?  🙂

  11. Stevi Deter says:

    Primary, secondary, tertiary, quaternary, quinary…

    Ok, I’ll quit now!

  12. HRushdanMCT says:

    Thanks for the post.

    That’s great that VS 2008 can allow multi-sorting.

    I for one say keep the cool features coming!

    Also, in response to your question regarding the term for 3rd-ary

    The term you are looking for is "tertiary"

    http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/refpages/searchdetail.aspx?q=tertiary&pg=1&grp=dict

  13. Seth says:

    ‘ternary’ is cardinal

    ‘tertiary’ is ordinal

  14. Seth says:

    IMNSHO…anything after tertiary is ornary

  15. saraford says:

    Someone on my team sent me this link earlier today.

    http://www.askoxford.com/asktheexperts/faq/aboutwords/primary

    according to askoxford.com,

    The sequence continues with quaternary, quinary, senary, septenary, octonary, nonary, denary. Words also exist for `twelfth order’ (duodenary) and `twentieth order’ (vigenary).

    learn something new every day.

  16. >> learn something new every day. <<

    Indeed… Anyone else think of "duodenum" when you read "duodenary"?  30cm = ~12in…

  17. CoqBlog says:

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