Catch the Unique Items from SharePoint List

I have lot of items from SharePoint List, but most of the items are duplicated. Here, I am going to give you a tips on getting unique rows from the List. For that, I googled for some time and then I found out there is no way to get the items based on CAML.

So I tried to use LINQ to query the SharePoint Items. It works perfectly well for me. Here I provided my code to get the SharePoint Unique ListItems based on latest Items.

In the following example, I am first sorting the Items based on Modified field and then getting the unique item based on Title field by grouping.

using (SPSite site = new SPSite("http://localhost"))
using (SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb())
SPList list = web.Lists.TryGetList("MyList");
string Modi = "Modified";
List lstitems =
(from l in list.Items.OfType<SPListItem>() orderby l[Modi] descending select l).ToList<SPListItem>();

var listitemDistinct = lstitems.GroupBy(item1 => item1.Title, (key, group) => group.First()).ToList();

foreach (SPListItem i in listitemDistinct)
Console.WriteLine("Title: " +i.Title +"Modified: " + i[Modi].ToString());

If the ListItems has the following items,

ID Title Modified
1 Sample 1 11/16/2011
2 Sample 2 11/17/2011
3 Sample 1 11/18/2011
4 Sample 2 11/19/2011

Title: Sample 2 Modified: 11/19/2011
Title: Sample 1 Modified: 11/18/2011

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