Sort Arraylist of String[]

Posted on 2007-11-28
Last Modified: 2013-12-17
I have an arraylist that contains string [] objects.  The arraylist looks like

arraylist.add(new string [] {name, phone});

How can I sort the arraylist by name?
Question by:Rowdyone52

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That doesnt use arraylists.
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Göran Andersson earned 500 total points
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Create a class that implements IComparer and use that to sort the ArrayList:
public class PhoneComparer : IComparer  {

   int IComparer.Compare(object x, object y) {

      return string.Compare(((string[])x)[0], ((string[])y)[0]);



arraylist.Sort(new PhoneComparer());

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It's pretty easy to do if you write your own IComparer. There's an example of how to do that here:


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Excellent!  Thanks

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