LoWang

FileFindFirstFile and FileFindNextFile - ordering?

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Hello, I just wonder what determines the order of items which are shown by calling FileFindNextFile in a folder. I guess it is just reading the physical file system folder item content thus it is roughly sorted by creation date right? I guess there is no way to change the order? Or maybe filter only files/only dirs...? Wildcard can't be used for that if I am not mistaken.

EDIT: Now I see it is probably alphabetically sorted..

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LoWang,

When I was developing my old recursive file search UDF I came across this on MSDN concerning FileFindNextFile:

"The order in which this function returns the file names is dependent on the file system type. With the NTFS file system and CDFS file systems, the names are usually returned in alphabetical order. With FAT file systems, the names are usually returned in the order the files were written to the disk, which may or may not be in alphabetical order. However, as stated previously, these behaviors are not guaranteed."

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
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Thanks, so you confirm that it cannot be changed and relied on....

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