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ObjectContext.CreateQuery(T) Method

Creates an ObjectQuery(T) in the current object context by using the specified query string.

Namespace:  System.Data.Objects
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)

member CreateQuery : 
        queryString:string * 
        parameters:ObjectParameter[] -> ObjectQuery<'T> 

Type Parameters


The entity type of the returned ObjectQuery(T).


Type: System.String

The query string to be executed.

Type: System.Data.Objects.ObjectParameter[]

Parameters to pass to the query.

Return Value

Type: System.Data.Objects.ObjectQuery(T)
An ObjectQuery(T) of the specified type.


The queryString or parameters parameter is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Use CreateQuery(T) to create an ObjectQuery(T) of the specified type that belongs to the current object context.

This example is based on the Adventure Works Sales Model.

The example creates a simple query and iterates through the collection of results.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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