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Queryable.Max<TSource> Method (IQueryable<TSource>)

Returns the maximum value in a generic IQueryable<T>.

Namespace:  System.Linq
Assembly:  System.Core (in System.Core.dll)

public static TSource Max<TSource>(
	this IQueryable<TSource> source
)

Type Parameters

TSource

The type of the elements of source.

Parameters

source
Type: System.Linq.IQueryable<TSource>

A sequence of values to determine the maximum of.

Return Value

Type: TSource
The maximum value in the sequence.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type IQueryable<TSource>. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter. For more information, see Extension Methods (Visual Basic) or Extension Methods (C# Programming Guide).

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

source is null.

The Max<TSource>(IQueryable<TSource>) method generates a MethodCallExpression that represents calling Max<TSource>(IQueryable<TSource>) itself as a constructed generic method. It then passes the MethodCallExpression to the Execute<TResult>(Expression) method of the IQueryProvider represented by the Provider property of the source parameter.

The query behavior that occurs as a result of executing an expression tree that represents calling Max<TSource>(IQueryable<TSource>) depends on the implementation of the type of the source parameter. The expected behavior is that it returns the maximum value in source.

The following code example demonstrates how to use Max<TSource>(IQueryable<TSource>) to determine the maximum value in a sequence.

List<long> longs = new List<long> { 4294967296L, 466855135L, 81125L };

long max = longs.AsQueryable().Max();

Console.WriteLine("The largest number is {0}.", max);

/*
    This code produces the following output:

    The largest number is 4294967296.
*/

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5

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