Linq query for top 1

Posted on 2011-09-27
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
i am trying to retrieve the top 1 object from the following query but it is not working as expected. Please help.
Dim LastQuestion As Question = (From q In qu Order By q.QuestionNumber Descending Take 1 Select q)

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Question by:suroma
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Try this

Dim LastQuestion As Question = (From q In qu Order By q.QuestionNumber Descending Select q).Take(1)
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Sorry it was c# syntax.
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give us your definition of qu
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Actually, you probably do not need to define that.
Take 1 means you are looking for and up to position 1, just use .First instead, e.g
Dim LastQuestion As Question = (From q In qu Order By q.QuestionNumber Descending Select q).First

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ID: 36709744
Also your Question has to implement IComparable

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Works perfectly. Many thanks!

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