Kotlin example for Beginners – Kotlin Program to Sort ArrayList of Custom Objects By Property

Kotlin Program to Sort ArrayList of Custom Objects By Property

In this program, you’ll learn to sort an arraylist of custom object by their given property in Kotlin.

Example: Sort ArrayList of Custom Objects By Property

import java.util.*

fun main(args: Array<String>) {

    val list = ArrayList<CustomObject>()

    var sortedList = list.sortedWith(compareBy({ it.customProperty }))

    for (obj in sortedList) {

public class CustomObject(val customProperty: String) {

When you run the program, the output will be:


In the above program, we’ve defined a CustomObject class with a String property, customProperty.

In the main() method, we’ve created an array list of custom objects list, initialized with 5 objects.

For sorting the list with the property, we use list‘s sortedWith() method. The sortedWith() method takes a comparator compareBy that compares customProperty of each object and sorts it.

The sorted list is then stored in the variable sortedList.


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