LINQ query to select distinct values osrted in ascending order

I am trying to build a LINQ to object query to retrieve distinct set of value sorted in ascending order, where li["Location_x0020__x0020_"]. != null

Here is what I have, which does not work correctly.

 var distLocations = (from ListItem li in allLocation.AsEnumerable()
                        select new { Location = li["Location_x0020__x0020_"].ToString() }).Distinct();
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countrymeisterAsked:
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wdosanjosCommented:
What is the problem with the LINQ query you posted?  Does it throws an exception or simply doesn't provide the results you expected?
Arthur_WoodCommented:
try this:

 var distLocations = (from ListItem li in allLocation.AsEnumerable()
                        orderby Location
                        select new { Location = li["Location_x0020__x0020_"].ToString() }).Distinct();

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BuggyCoderCommented:
well i couldn't really understood your question, but here is what i have come up with assuming alllocation is a listbox.
I try to simulate the enviroment in my space and for the markup given below:-
<asp:ListBox id="lstValue" Width="100px" runat="server">
             <asp:ListItem>Item 1</asp:ListItem>
             <asp:ListItem>Item 2</asp:ListItem>
             <asp:ListItem>Item 3</asp:ListItem>
             <asp:ListItem Value="Value 4">Item 3</asp:ListItem>
             <asp:ListItem Text="Item 5" Value="Value 5" Selected="True"/>
             <asp:ListItem>Item 2</asp:ListItem>
         </asp:ListBox>

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Here is the LINQ Query that will get the distinct listview items in ascending order:-
var items = lstValue.Items.Cast<ListItem>()
            .Select(item => item.Text)
            .Distinct()
            .OrderBy(s => s)
            .ToList();

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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
Try:

var distLocations = (from ListItem li in allLocation.AsEnumerable()
                     let value = li["Location_x0020__x0020_"] as string
                     where value != null
                     orderby value
                     select new { Location = value }).Distinct();

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