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Enumerable.Any<TSource> Method (IEnumerable<TSource>, Func<TSource, Boolean>)

Determines whether any element of a sequence satisfies a condition.

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

public static bool Any<TSource>(
	this IEnumerable<TSource> source,
	Func<TSource, bool> predicate
)

Type Parameters

TSource

The type of the elements of source.

Parameters

source
Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<TSource>

An IEnumerable<T> whose elements to apply the predicate to.

predicate
Type: System.Func<TSource, Boolean>

A function to test each element for a condition.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if any elements in the source sequence pass the test in the specified predicate; otherwise, false.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type IEnumerable<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 or predicate is null.

NoteNote

This method does not return any one element of a collection. Instead, it determines whether any elements of a collection satisfy a condition.

The enumeration of source is stopped as soon as the result can be determined.

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

The following code example demonstrates how to use Any to determine whether any element in a sequence satisfies a condition.

            class Pet
            {
                public string Name { get; set; }
                public int Age { get; set; }
                public bool Vaccinated { get; set; }
            }

            public static void AnyEx3()
            {
                // Create an array of Pets.
                Pet[] pets =
                    { new Pet { Name="Barley", Age=8, Vaccinated=true },
                      new Pet { Name="Boots", Age=4, Vaccinated=false },
                      new Pet { Name="Whiskers", Age=1, Vaccinated=false } };

                // Determine whether any pets over age 1 are also unvaccinated. 
                bool unvaccinated =
                    pets.Any(p => p.Age > 1 && p.Vaccinated == false);

                Console.WriteLine(
                    "There {0} unvaccinated animals over age one.",
                    unvaccinated ? "are" : "are not any");
            }

            // This code produces the following output: 
            // 
            //  There are unvaccinated animals over age one. 

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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