How to Get the Top 5 elements from a List in C# ?

Published on February 4, 2016 by abundantcode

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If you want to get the top 5 elements from a list in C# or skip the first item and get the next five elements from a List , you can use the Take and the Skip methods.

How to Get the Top 5 elements from a List in C# ?

Below is a sample code snippet demonstrating the usage of the Skip and Take extension methods.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;

namespace ACCode
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            List<string> LstMovies = new List<string>();
            // Take Top 5 elements from the List
            var Top5Items = LstMovies.Take(5); 
            foreach(var item in Top5Items)

            // Skip the First item and take the 5 items
            var SkipFirstFiveItems = LstMovies.Skip(1).Take(5);
            foreach (var item in SkipFirstFiveItems)
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