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How to Sort an Object List in C#

, 18 Apr 2014 CPOL
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How to sort an object list in C#


This tip shows how to sort an object list in C#.

Take this template class as an example.

public class Member
    public string Name { get; set; }
    public int Total { get; set; }

    public Member(string name, int total)
        Name = name;
        Total = total;

Create the List

List<Member> list = new List<member>();

list.Add(new Member("Kishor", 600));
list.Add(new Member("Rahul", 7120));
list.Add(new Member("Ratish", 997));
list.Add(new Member("Supriya", 1100));
list.Add(new Member("Aditi", 1100));</member>

Sort by Single Element in Ascending Order

list.Sort(delegate(Member x, Member y)
    return x.Total.CompareTo(y.Total);

Sort by Single Element "Total" in Descending Order

lst.Sort(delegate(Member  x, Member  y)
    return y.Total.CompareTo(x.Total);

Sort by Multiple Elements

list.Sort(delegate(Member  x, Member y)
    // Sort by total in descending order
    int a = y.Total.CompareTo(x.Total);

    // Both Member has the same total.
    // Sort by name in ascending order
    a = x.Name.CompareTo(y.Name);

    return a;


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GeneralMy vote of 2 Pin
_groo_22-Apr-14 2:54
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GeneralMy vote of 2 Pin
sargsyangugo21-Apr-14 11:20
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QuestionThat last snippet won't work Pin
_groo_18-Apr-14 5:38
member_groo_18-Apr-14 5:38 
AnswerRe: That last snippet won't work Pin
adriancs18-Apr-14 15:29
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