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Topic # 8830 1-Aug-2006 14:10
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Make a big list of items, and each item will be ordered as zero (equal order)

Now, say you want to move one item to the bottom. No worries, make that items order number one or more, and bam - straight to the bottom it goes.

But what if you just want to move one up? Do you have to give a higher order number to all other items?

Nope.

Just use negative numbers. a -1 item is "lighter" than a 0 or 1 or 2, and therefore will "rise" in the list.

Maybe you knew this, maybe you didnt. I just figured it out and thought I should share with the class.

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Reply # 43063 1-Aug-2006 14:26
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And if the items have the same order, they are sorted alphabetically too...





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Reply # 43064 1-Aug-2006 14:27
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Isn't that cool that you can find lots of little things that are not in any manual and share with others?

This is called hacking.





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 43069 1-Aug-2006 15:23
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oh bugger! i have to go through my list to get them showing the right way i want them to be...




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  Reply # 43117 2-Aug-2006 00:34
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freitasm: Isn't that cool that you can find lots of little things that are not in any manual and share with others?

This is called hacking.

Correct, although discovering the '-1' thing is probably at the lower end of hacker-know-how


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Reply # 43123 2-Aug-2006 02:47
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Tony, dont be so modest.... We all know that was some very l33t hax0ring.

Thats quite useful actually, saves having to renumber all the lists. Just add a '-'... Thanks for the tip

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