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Convert multi-layered arrayList to single-layered

Posted on 2001-06-16
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I have an arrayList which contains items and other arrayLists which also contain items, ie multi-layered. How can I return an arrayList which is single layered, ie contains only the items in each arrayList and contains no arrayLists?
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public ArrayList createSingleLayered( ArrayList multiList )
{
  ArrayList singleList = new ArrayList();
  createSingleLayered( multiList, singleList );
  return singleList;
}
private void createSingleLayered( ArrayList multiList, ArrayList singleList )
{
  for( int i=0; i<multiList.size(); ++i )
  {
    Object obj = multiList.get( i );
    if( obj instanceof ArrayList )
    {
      createSingleLayered( (ArrayList)obj, singleList );
    }
    else
    {
      singleList.add( obj );
    }
  }
}
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Excellent, thanks
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