Java.util.Arrays.sort(Object[ ]) Method

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Description

The java.util.Arrays.sort(Object[]) method sorts the specified array of Objects into ascending order according to the natural ordering of its elements.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.util.Arrays.sort() method

public static void sort(Object[] a)

Parameters

  • a -- This is the array to be sorted.

Return Value

This method does not return any value.

Exception

  • ClassCastException -- if the array contains elements that are not mutually comparable (for example, strings and integers).

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.util.Arrays.sort() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.util.Arrays;

public class ArrayDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) {

    // initializing unsorted Object array
    Object ob[] = {27, 11, 44};

    // let us print all the elements available in list
    for (Object number : ob) {
      System.out.println("Number = " + number);
    }

    // sorting array
    Arrays.sort(ob);

    // let us print all the elements available in list
    System.out.println("The sorted Object array is:");
    for (Object number : ob) {
      System.out.println("Number = " + number);
    }
  }
}

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

Number = 27
Number = 11
Number = 44
The sorted Object array is:
Number = 11
Number = 27
Number = 44



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