score:99

Accepted answer

To have unique Categories:

var uniqueCategories =  repository.GetAllProducts()
                                  .Select(p=>p.Category)
                                  .Distinct();

score:0

Interestingly enough I tried both of these in LinqPad and the variant using group from Dmitry Gribkov by appears to be quicker. (also the final distinct is not required as the result is already distinct.

My (somewhat simple) code was:

public class Pair 
{ 
    public int id {get;set;}
    public string Arb {get;set;}
}

void Main()
{

    var theList = new List<Pair>();
    var randomiser = new Random();
    for (int count = 1; count < 10000; count++)
    {
        theList.Add(new Pair 
        {
            id = randomiser.Next(1, 50),
            Arb = "not used"
        });
    }

    var timer = new Stopwatch();
    timer.Start();
    var distinct = theList.GroupBy(c => c.id).Select(p => p.First().id);
    timer.Stop();
    Debug.WriteLine(timer.Elapsed);

    timer.Start();
    var otherDistinct = theList.Select(p => p.id).Distinct();
    timer.Stop();
    Debug.WriteLine(timer.Elapsed);
}

score:2

I have to find distinct rows with the following details class : Scountry
columns: countryID, countryName,isactive
There is no primary key in this. I have succeeded with the followin queries

public DbSet<SCountry> country { get; set; }
    public List<SCountry> DoDistinct()
    {
        var query = (from m in country group m by new { m.CountryID, m.CountryName, m.isactive } into mygroup select mygroup.FirstOrDefault()).Distinct();
        var Countries = query.ToList().Select(m => new SCountry { CountryID = m.CountryID, CountryName = m.CountryName, isactive = m.isactive }).ToList();
        return Countries;
    }

score:30

var uniq = allvalues.GroupBy(x => x.Id).Select(y=>y.First()).Distinct();

Easy and simple


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