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hello everyone,

i know that $LBS_SORT is a style that forces a list to be sorted alphabetically, and if i remove this style, the list is sorted by the order in which items are added. but i don't see any options of controlling the sorting. for example, to my current needs, what is the best way to sort a list in reverse alphabetical order?

thanks in advance,

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It then becomes time to get an array involved.

If you are already creating the list from an array you are half there, otherwise you have 2 choices. Create an array with your items in it or use StringSplit() to create an array from the list then _ArraySort(), then convert it back to a string. Of course you don't want to use the $LBS_SORT or it won't work.

Example:

#Include<Array.au3>
Global $sData, $aData
$sData = "Apples|Oranges|Pears"
$aData = StringSplit($sData, "|", 2)
_ArraySort($aData, 1)
$sData = _ArrayToString($aData)

Global $hMyList = GUICtrlCreateList("", 10, 10 , 100, 100)
GUICtrlSetData($hMyList, $sData)

EDIT:

If you made the mistake of using a 1 based array to create the list originally then you have to change

$sData = _ArrayToString($aData)
to
$sData = _ArrayToString($aData, "|", 1)
and don't forget if you didn't use "|" for the delimiter you also have to change the second parameter to use whatever your delimiter was. Edited by GEOSoft

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