vb.net - generate specific word list

Hello there,
I have a list of 100 words for example


I would like to know how can I generate a unique and complete list using 3 words
something like this


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Brad HoweDevOps ManagerCommented:
Does order or repetition count?
XK8ERAuthor Commented:
dog_dog_cat doesnt work
dog_cat_dog  doesnt work

they must be different.. the order doesn't matter..
Kishan ZunjareSr. Software EngineerCommented:
Put all 100 words in array, and apply for loop over 100 words; take a new hashtable, create a string of 3 words combining with underscore(_). Add this key value pair in hashtable, before adding you can check whether string is already added or not..

Hope this will help you.
kaufmed   ( ⚆ _ ⚆ )Commented:
Using LINQ:

Module Module1
    Sub Main()
        Dim wordList As New List(Of String)() From

        Dim query = From firstWord In wordList
                    From secondWord In wordList
                    From thirdWord In wordList
                    Where firstWord <> secondWord AndAlso
                          firstWord <> thirdWord AndAlso
                          secondWord <> thirdWord
                    Select String.Format("{0}_{1}_{2}", firstWord, secondWord, thirdWord)

        For Each item In query

    End Sub
End Module

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The multiple From effectively give you a Cartesian join of all the words. Then it simply becomes a matter of excluding the ones you don't want--in this case, the ones containing duplicates.

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