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Lost in SortNames land

John Abong
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Joined: May 14, 2007
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Two weeks, five books, and numerous internet forees and still I do not "get" how to massage the API to manipulate a string to display it in forward then reverse order.

I believe I know exactly which method to use but that's idea how to "implement" it and my sticktoitiveness is gone. I know when I'm beat. I'm wasting time now (that I don't have).

I need a life-line.

John Abong
Dick Summerfield
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Joined: Oct 04, 2007
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Maybe I'm stating the obvious, but have you tried searching this forum on "SortNames"? It gave 55 results when I tried it just now.

I read through a lot of this when I was doing Sortnames and although not all messages were helpful to me, most we're interesting. What did hit the nail on the head for me was a tip from Marilyn (in the oldest message but one, funnily enough, one Bill Bozeman was in the soup at that time). It restored my confidence no end .
John Abong
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Joined: May 14, 2007
Posts: 79
Thanks, Dick.

I did see the post you reference...I get that part but the implementation escapes me. I'm not normally this dumb...I don't get it. Of course, I won't give up, but nothing makes sense.

I'll re-check the forums...

Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9059
Create a class that implements the interface you need.

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that's why they call it the present." Eleanor Roosevelt
John Abong
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Thank you, I believe I have enough to get this done now.
I agree. Here's the link:
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