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I want to sort those data in a listbox like that:
mesu ozil germany [5]
mesi argentina [4]
ronado portugal [3]

so the high value in bracket to be first :
I am using this code but they are not sorting

String[] sort= listBox1.Items.Cast().ToArray();
            List count= (
             sort.GroupBy(name => name).OrderByDescending(g => g.Count())
             .Select(group => string.Format("{0} [{1}]", group.Key, group.Count())).ToList());
            listBox2.DataSource = count
Updated 23-May-12 4:34am
Ganesan Senthilvel 23-May-12 10:34am    
Code format is done
R. Giskard Reventlov 23-May-12 11:27am    
Why don't you just sort the data before it gets anywhere near the listbox? How are you getting the data? From a table?
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 23-May-12 11:40am    
Chris Ross 2 23-May-12 11:47am    
Unfortunately the OP cannot sort on the source data because it is just the name/country text - without the appended '[nnn]'. And he wants to sort on the 'nnn'.
R. Giskard Reventlov 23-May-12 12:44pm    
He could add a column to the table with a number in for sorting then order by that number, for instance. select stuff from table order by new_sort_column

Hi ,
Check this i believe this what you want
private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)

          OpenFileDialog dialogu = new OpenFileDialog();
          dialogu.Filter = "*.txt|*.txt";
          if (dialogu.ShowDialog() == DialogResult.OK)
              string[] all = File.ReadAllLines(dialogu.FileName, System.Text.Encoding.Default);
              listBox1.DataSource = all;

              Dictionary<string,int> dict = new Dictionary<string,int>();
              foreach (string item in all)
                    int len = item.IndexOf("[");
                  int len2 = item.IndexOf("]");
                  string itm = item.Remove(0, len+1); ;

                  string key1 = item.Substring(0, len);
                  string value1 = itm.Substring(0, itm.Length-1);

                  dict.Add(key1,Convert.ToInt32( value1));
              var res = (from x in dict
                        orderby x.Value descending
                        select x).ToList();
              listBox1.DataSource = null;
              listBox1.DataSource = res;

Best Regards
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Mohamed Mitwalli 23-May-12 14:49pm    
This is regarding your old post
I did a test - using your Linq expression - and it (the Linq expression) worked. But I expect you knew that already.

Perhaps you've set the Sorted property of listBox2 to true? That would undo any sorting you did in your Linq expression because it would re-sort the strings based on the name portion of the strings, not on the count part.
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