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vb.net sort arraylist of dates

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Hi All,

I am looking for a simple example of sorting an arraylist of dates in descending order.

i am using VS2005, vb.net, .Net 2

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Zeus
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Coding can be found here: Sorting an arrayList of Dates
http://brijraj.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!F3F32C257587DCC6!351.entry?sa=419549222
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Another possibility:
First of all, unless you are stuck with using framework 1.1, you should not be using an ArrayList at all. You should use a strongly typed generic List<DateTime> instead.

For custom sorting there is an overload of the Sort method that takes a comparer. By reversing the regular comparison you get a sort in descending order:

list.Sort(delegate(DateTime x, DateTime y){ return y.CompareTo(x); });

Source: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/844251?sort=newest
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