Exercise: Use LINQ to SQL to group films by studio, and reorder

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Category ==> Visual C Sharp 2010  (65 exercises)
Topic ==> Grouping using LINQ  (2 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
Course ==> Adv C# | Classes & LINQ
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If you haven't already done so, run the script in the above folder in SSMS to generate the Movies database, and create some suitable LINQ to SQL classes model.

Create a new form called frmStudios.  Within this write code using the LINQ group operator to summarise the films by studio (use Skip to miss out the first one, though, as this is 20th Century Fox which swamps everything else):

List of films by studio

The start of the output from your code.

 

Too easy?  Change the sort order of the studios by grouping them into another enumerable set, and selecting that as the output from your query expression:

Studios in reverse order

This time we're skipping the first 5 studios, as this will miss out behemoths like Warner Brothers and Walt Disney.

 

Close down any files that you have open.

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