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C# Sort Arrays


Sort an Array

There are many array methods available, for example Sort(), which sorts an array alphabetically or in an ascending order:

Example

// Sort a string
string[] cars = {"Volvo", "BMW", "Ford", "Mazda"};
Array.Sort(cars);
foreach (string i in cars)
{
  Console.WriteLine(i);
}
// Sort an int
int[] myNumbers = {5, 1, 8, 9};
Array.Sort(myNumbers);
foreach (int i in myNumbers)
{
  Console.WriteLine(i);
}

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System.Linq Namespace

Other useful array methods, such as Min, Max, and Sum, can be found in the System.Linq namespace:

Example

using System;
using System.Linq;

namespace MyApplication
{
  class Program
  {
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
      int[] myNumbers = {5, 1, 8, 9};
      Console.WriteLine(myNumbers.Max());  // returns the largest value
      Console.WriteLine(myNumbers.Min());  // returns the smallest value
      Console.WriteLine(myNumbers.Sum());  // returns the sum of elements
    }
  }
}

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You will learn more about other namespaces in a later chapter.