by Sai gowtham

How to sort an array of strings in Swift

Swift has a built-in sorted() method by using that we can sort an array of strings.

Sorting array in ascending order

Here is an example of sorting an array of fruits in ascending order.

let fruits = ["grapes", "watermelon", "apple", "kiwi"]

let sortedFruits = fruits.sorted()
print(sortedFruits)

Output:

["apple", "grapes", "kiwi", "watermelon"]

Sorting array in descending order

To sort an array of strings in descending order we need to pass by: > as an argument to the sorted() method.

let fruits = ["grapes", "watermelon", "apple", "kiwi"]

let sortedFruits = fruits.sorted(by: >)
print(sortedFruits)
["watermelon", "kiwi", "grapes", "apple"]

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