Hi, Is there at all a way to sort (numerically) a multidimensional array?
I have an array that is as follows
`dim points(23,1) as String`
The first dimension of the array has the players names in, the second dimension of it has their cumulative points, so I want to sort the array by points and maintaing the correlation of players name to points (if that makes sense)
You could try a different method and define a structure.....
Dim stud(24) As Students
Dim tmpStud As Students
Dim StudentName As String
Dim CumulativeScores As Double
For i = 0 To stud.Count - 2
If stud(i).CumulativeScores > stud(i + 1).CumulativeScores Then
tmpStud = stud(i + 1)
stud(i + 1) = stud(i)
stud(i) = tmpStud
One final comment on SortedLists. If the item you want to sort is not a primitive data type (String, Integer, etc) then you have to specify a user-written function that compares two elements and returns a value of -1, 0, or 1. This custum function is then used by SortedList to do the sort. You would need to do this if (as BeginnerDev suggested) you created a structure to hold your data.
If you have your answer then please mark this thread as solved.
If Sortedlist doesn't work for you you can also try a DataTable. A DataTable has a DefaultView property, which is a DataView for the table and a DataView has a Sort property which allows you to sort your data by any column in either direction e.g. "PlayerPoints Desc"