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Enumerable.ToDictionary<TSource, TKey> Method (IEnumerable<TSource>, Func<TSource, TKey>, IEqualityComparer<TKey>)

Creates a Dictionary<TKey, TValue> from an IEnumerable<T> according to a specified key selector function and key comparer.

Namespace:  System.Linq
Assembly:  System.Core (in System.Core.dll)
public static Dictionary<TKey, TSource> ToDictionary<TSource, TKey>(
	this IEnumerable<TSource> source,
	Func<TSource, TKey> keySelector,
	IEqualityComparer<TKey> comparer
)

Type Parameters

TSource

The type of the elements of source.

TKey

The type of the keys returned by keySelector.

Parameters

source
Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<TSource>
An IEnumerable<T> to create a Dictionary<TKey, TValue> from.
keySelector
Type: System.Func<TSource, TKey>
A function to extract a key from each element.
comparer
Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEqualityComparer<TKey>
An IEqualityComparer<T> to compare keys.

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary<TKey, TSource>
A Dictionary<TKey, TValue> that contains keys and values.

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.
ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

source or keySelector is null.

-or-

keySelector produces a key that is null.

ArgumentException

keySelector produces duplicate keys for two elements.

If comparer is null, the default equality comparer Default is used to compare keys.

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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