When viewing a folder and its contents windows users have been able to sort in logical orders by clicking the tabs above the files and their information. Tabs such as name, date modified, and type of file are probably the most commonly used to sort by and can be viewed in ascending or descending order. Currently I am working with a library of pdfs which have come from scanning acutal documents so it is like a virtual filing cabnet at this point. I can obviously alphabetically sort them by file name, but also would like to be able to sort them by the date in which the source document of the pdf was created (which i will have to enter for each document depending on when its hard copy was printed). Is there any way to add another sort field up top in which I can enter some date for each them which can then be sorted without messing with the file names?
closed as off topic by JonW♦ Dec 28 '12 at 20:40
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I'm not sure I 100% understand your question or that this is a question about UX rather than programming, but if you're just looking to create a standard item sorter, you can sort by meta information on each content item. You could define some sort of sort function (Microsoft library site) on your list that takes data into consideration.