Array Sorting Demo

This demo illustrates how to sort an array whose elements implement the IComprable interface. All of the primitive data types in .NET - String, Integer, Double, etc. - implement IComparable and therefore arrays of these types can be sorted using Array.Sort(ArrayName).


Unsorted List of Random Numbers
54
71
77
55
87
73
37
83
11
77
65

Sorted List of Random Numbers
11
37
54
55
65
71
73
77
77
83
87


Source Code
<script language="VB" runat="server">
  Sub Page_Load(sender as Object, e as EventArgs)
    Dim randNumbers(10) as Integer
    Dim i as Integer
    Dim rndNum as New Random()
    
    For i = 0 to 10
      randNumbers(i) = rndNum.Next(100)
    Next i
    
    ' Display the random numbers
    randNumDisplay.DataSource = randNumbers
    randNumDisplay.DataBind()
    
    ' Sort the array
    Array.Sort(randNumbers)
    
    ' Display the sorted array
    orderedNumDisplay.DataSource = randNumbers
    orderedNumDisplay.DataBind()
  End Sub
</script>

<b>Unsorted List of Random Numbers</b><br />
<asp:DataGrid runat="server" id="randNumDisplay" ShowHeader="False" />
<p>
<b>Sorted List of Random Numbers</b><br />
<asp:DataGrid runat="server" id="orderedNumDisplay" ShowHeader="False" />      
  

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