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DbExpressionBuilder.Skip Method (DbSortExpression, DbExpression)

.NET Framework 4.5

Creates a new DbSkipExpression that skips the specified number of elements from the given sorted input set.

Namespace:  System.Data.Common.CommandTrees.ExpressionBuilder
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)

public static DbSkipExpression Skip(
	this DbSortExpression argument,
	DbExpression count


Type: System.Data.Common.CommandTrees.DbSortExpression

A DbSortExpression that specifies the sorted input set.

Type: System.Data.Common.CommandTrees.DbExpression

An expression the specifies how many elements of the ordered set to skip.

Return Value

Type: System.Data.Common.CommandTrees.DbSkipExpression
A new DbSkipExpression that represents the skip operation.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type DbSortExpression. 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).


argument or count is null.


count is not DbConstantExpression or DbParameterReferenceExpression or has a result type that is not equal or promotable to a 64-bit integer type.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5

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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