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List<T>.ForEach Method

Performs the specified action on each element of the List<T>.

Namespace:  System.Collections.Generic
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public void ForEach(
	Action<T> action
)

Parameters

action
Type: System.Action<T>

The Action<T> delegate to perform on each element of the List<T>.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

action is null.

The Action<T> is a delegate to a method that performs an action on the object passed to it. The elements of the current List<T> are individually passed to the Action<T> delegate.

This method is an O(n) operation, where n is Count.

Modifying the underlying collection in the body of the Action<T> delegate is not supported and causes undefined behavior.

The following example demonstrates the use of the Action<T> delegate to print the contents of a List<T> object. In this example the Print method is used to display the contents of the list to the console.

NoteNote

In addition to displaying the contents using the Print method, the C# example demonstrates the use of anonymous methods to display the results to the console.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;

class Program
{
    static void Main()
    {
        List<String> names = new List<String>();
        names.Add("Bruce");
        names.Add("Alfred");
        names.Add("Tim");
        names.Add("Richard");

        // Display the contents of the list using the Print method.
        names.ForEach(Print);

        // The following demonstrates the anonymous method feature of C# 
        // to display the contents of the list to the console.
        names.ForEach(delegate(String name)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(name);
        });
    }

    private static void Print(string s)
    {
        Console.WriteLine(s);
    }
}
/* This code will produce output similar to the following:
 * Bruce
 * Alfred
 * Tim
 * Richard
 * Bruce
 * Alfred
 * Tim
 * Richard
 */

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.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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