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Program: How to sort an array using comparator?


Description:

Java Arrays class provides few utility methods. One of the utility method Arrays.sort() helps us to sort an Array of objects by passing Comparator object, where Comparator holds the sorting logic. Below example shows how to sort an array using Comparator.


Code:
package com.java2novice.arrays;

import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.Comparator;

public class MyStringArraySorting {

	public static void main(String a[]){
		
		String[] strArr = {"JAVA", "C++", "PERL", "STRUTS", "PLAY"};
		Arrays.sort(strArr,new Comparator<String>(){

			@Override
			public int compare(String o1, String o2) {
				return o1.compareTo(o2);
			}});
		
		for(String str:strArr){
			System.out.println(str);
		}
	}
}

Output:
C++
JAVA
PERL
PLAY
STRUTS
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