sorting activeDropDownList

I would like the content of activeDropDownList to be sorted alphabetically.

Currently I am doing it like this (example: article belongs to category):

$listdata = CHtml::listData(category::model()->findAll(),'id','name');


echo $formField->activeDropDownList(




    array('prompt'=>Yii::t('ks','Please Select'))


In my opinion this is too much code for a standard problem.

Is there a more elegant way of doing this?

Maybe the sorting functionality should be built into CHtml::listData()?

Or there could be an extra function activeDropDownListFk which takes care of it all so that we can write a one-liner in the view?

I think it should be put into findAll().

Ok, so I will do