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Enumerable.Max<TSource, TResult> Method (IEnumerable<TSource>, Func<TSource, TResult>)

Invokes a transform function on each element of a generic sequence and returns the maximum resulting value.

Namespace:  System.Linq
Assembly:  System.Core (in System.Core.dll)
public static TResult Max<TSource, TResult>(
	this IEnumerable<TSource> source,
	Func<TSource, TResult> selector
)

Type Parameters

TSource

The type of the elements of source.

TResult

The type of the value returned by selector.

Parameters

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

A sequence of values to determine the maximum value of.

selector
Type: System.Func<TSource, TResult>

A transform function to apply to each element.

Return Value

Type: TResult
The maximum value 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<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 selector is null.

If type TResult implements IComparable<T>, this method uses that implementation to compare values. Otherwise, if type TResult implements IComparable, that implementation is used to compare values.

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

The following code example demonstrates how to use Max<TSource>(IEnumerable<TSource>, Func<TSource, Int32>) to determine the maximum value in a sequence of projected values.

NoteNote:

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, change the body of the selector function.

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

public static void MaxEx4()
{
    Pet[] pets = { new Pet { Name="Barley", Age=8 },
                   new Pet { Name="Boots", Age=4 },
                   new Pet { Name="Whiskers", Age=1 } };

    int max = pets.Max(pet => pet.Age + pet.Name.Length);

    Console.WriteLine(
        "The maximum pet age plus name length is {0}.",
        max);
}

/*
 This code produces the following output:

 The maximum pet age plus name length is 14.
*/

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0

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