[SOLVED] how to sort list by date – flutter/dart


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I’m using storage access framework to get media files from specific directory. I’m making the use of saf.cache() method which returns the list of string (basically media path)

but I need to sort this list of string by creation time/date. How can I do that?


  Future<List<String>> fetchImages() async {

      Saf saf = Saf('specific_directory');
      List<String>? cacheList = await saf.cache();
      List<String> imageList = cacheList!.where((element) => element.endsWith('.jpg')).toList(); // it returns In random order
      return imageList;


Use .sort property to do this.


myList.sort((sl1, sl2) {
      String list1 = sl1['column1'] ?? '0';
      String list2 = sl2['column2'] ?? '0';
      return sl1.compareTo(sl2);

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