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TList's method 'sort'

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Hello.

Please teach me how to use the TList's method 'sort'.
I want to sort an array of records.

Thank you.

sakya
 
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Hi

Set up a function CmpProc (or something else) as follows:

function CmpProc(Item1, Item2: Pointer): Integer;
begin
  // Return 1 if Item1 > Item2.
  if (TMyRec(Item1).RecStr > TMyRec(Item2).RecStr) then
    Result := 1
  else
    Result := -1;
end;

(In my example I use TMyRec which looks like this:
type
  TMyRec = record
    RecStr: string;
  end;
)

Then call "MyList.Sort(CmpProc);"

Cheers,
JB

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Change CmpProc to the following:

function CmpProc(Item1, Item2: Pointer): Integer;
  if (TMyRec(Item1^).RecStr = TMyRec(Item2^).RecStr) then
    Result := 0
  else if (TMyRec(Item1^).RecStr > TMyRec(Item2^).RecStr) then
    Result := 1
  else
    Result := -1;
end;

JB
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Thanks JimBob.
I appriciate your good answer.

sakya

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You're welcome.  If there's any more help I can give, just ask.

Cheers,
JB
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