# Enumerable.Sum Method (IEnumerable<Nullable<Decimal>>)

.NET Framework 4

Computes the sum of a sequence of nullable Decimal values.

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

## Syntax

```public static Nullable<decimal> Sum(
this IEnumerable<Nullable<decimal>> source
)
```

#### Parameters

source
Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<Nullable<Decimal>>
A sequence of nullable Decimal values to calculate the sum of.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Nullable<Decimal>
The sum of the values in the sequence.

#### Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type IEnumerable<Nullable<Decimal>>. 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).

## Exceptions

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

source is null.

OverflowException

The sum is larger than MaxValue.

## Remarks

This method returns zero if source contains no elements.

The result does not include values that are null.

In Visual Basic query expression syntax, an Aggregate Into Sum() clause translates to an invocation of Sum.

## Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use Sum(IEnumerable<Nullable<Single>>) to sum the values of a sequence.

Note

This code example uses an overload of this overloaded method that is different from the specific overload that this topic describes. To extend the example to this topic, substitute the elements of the source sequence with elements of the appropriate numerical type.

```
float?[] points = { null, 0, 92.83F, null, 100.0F, 37.46F, 81.1F };

float? sum = points.Sum();

Console.WriteLine("Total points earned: {0}", sum);

/*
This code produces the following output:

Total points earned: 311.39
*/

```

## Version Information

#### .NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

#### .NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

#### Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

## Platforms

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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