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Language: Web Development
Expertise: Beginner
Feb 23, 2000

Dynamically Sort a Listbox

Question:

Is it possible to dynamically sort a listbox (a select box with multiple rows)? Let's say I want to sort the listbox according to different categories.

Answer:

Here's how to sort the contents of a text area, using Regular Expressions:




	

	

	

	
	

   Name List Sorter
      


    
    


Sort a list of names

Enter a list of names, one per line:

 

The nameList is an array of the names entered by the user. The sort() method sorts them alphabetically, and then the existing values in the text area are overwritten by the new values.

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