.Sort()

Published Feb 5, 2023
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The .Sort() array method arranges the elements of an array in ascending or alphabetical order.

Syntax

Array.Sort(myArray);

.Sort() is a static method of the Array object. It takes one parameter, myArray, a one-dimensional zero-based array.

Example

The following example initializes the letters array with strings, then uses the .Sort() method to arrange the strings alphabetically. Finally, a foreach loop passes each element of the sorted array to the Console.Write() method to be printed:

using System;
public class Example
{
public static void Main(string[] args)
{
string[] letters = {"M", "Y", "E", "T", "P"};
Array.Sort(letters);
foreach (string letter in letters)
{
System.Console.Write(letter + " ");
}
}
}

This example results in the following output:

E M P T Y

Codebyte Example

The following example is runnable and returns the numbers in the numbers array in ascending order:

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