Hello, I have a list field of words and a correspondent array with the words of the field as the keys plus some data per key. I can store the array in a file, read it later from file and rebuild the list of words from the keys of the array. Up to now, I had this list of words alphabetically sorted. So it was easy, when reloading the array to sort the list always alphabetically to refresh the visible list in the field.
The user can also create a custom sequence of the words in the field by drag and drop the lines in individual order. Now I am looking for a smart approach to keep the same sort order in the correspondent array. I need the custom sort order of the words in case I reload the array later from file to get the same sequence of words as the user has sorted them, after extracting the words from the array. The key of the array has to keep the words from the list for accessing the data in the array. As far as I see it, I have to add an additional item to the array data, storing the sort sequence of the keys, while the user creates his custom sequence of the words in the list field and keeping this number always synchronous to the line number of the fields list. So I could use this "sort sequence number" from the array to rebuild the same sort of the words when extracting the words from the array. Would this be the best approach to keep the sort sequence of the words stored with the array, or do you see an easier more straight forward approach to keep the array "synchronous sorted" which I don't see right now? Thanks for your input Tiemo _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list email@example.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode