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.NET Framework Class Library
EnumerableAverageTSource Method (IEnumerableTSource, FuncTSource, NullableDecimal)

Computes the average of a sequence of nullable Decimal values that are obtained by invoking a transform function on each element of the input sequence.

Namespace:   System.Linq
Assembly:  System.Core (in System.Core.dll)
Syntax
<[%$TOPIC/bb534737_en-us_VS_110_2_0_0_0_0%]> _
Public Shared Function Average(Of TSource) ( _
	source As [%$TOPIC/bb534737_en-us_VS_110_2_0_0_0_1%](Of TSource), _
	selector As [%$TOPIC/bb534737_en-us_VS_110_2_0_0_0_2%](Of TSource, [%$TOPIC/bb534737_en-us_VS_110_2_0_0_0_3%](Of [%$TOPIC/bb534737_en-us_VS_110_2_0_0_0_4%])) _
) As [%$TOPIC/bb534737_en-us_VS_110_2_0_0_0_5%](Of [%$TOPIC/bb534737_en-us_VS_110_2_0_0_0_6%])
public static [%$TOPIC/bb534737_en-us_VS_110_2_0_1_0_0%]<[%$TOPIC/bb534737_en-us_VS_110_2_0_1_0_1%]> Average<TSource>(
	this [%$TOPIC/bb534737_en-us_VS_110_2_0_1_0_2%]<TSource> source,
	[%$TOPIC/bb534737_en-us_VS_110_2_0_1_0_3%]<TSource, [%$TOPIC/bb534737_en-us_VS_110_2_0_1_0_4%]<[%$TOPIC/bb534737_en-us_VS_110_2_0_1_0_5%]>> selector
)
[[%$TOPIC/bb534737_en-us_VS_110_2_0_2_0_0%]]
public:
generic<typename TSource>
static [%$TOPIC/bb534737_en-us_VS_110_2_0_2_0_1%]<[%$TOPIC/bb534737_en-us_VS_110_2_0_2_0_2%]> Average(
	[%$TOPIC/bb534737_en-us_VS_110_2_0_2_0_3%]<TSource>^ source, 
	[%$TOPIC/bb534737_en-us_VS_110_2_0_2_0_4%]<TSource, [%$TOPIC/bb534737_en-us_VS_110_2_0_2_0_5%]<[%$TOPIC/bb534737_en-us_VS_110_2_0_2_0_6%]>>^ selector
)
static member Average : 
        source:[%$TOPIC/bb534737_en-us_VS_110_2_0_3_0_0%]<'TSource> * 
        selector:[%$TOPIC/bb534737_en-us_VS_110_2_0_3_0_1%]<'TSource, [%$TOPIC/bb534737_en-us_VS_110_2_0_3_0_2%]<[%$TOPIC/bb534737_en-us_VS_110_2_0_3_0_3%]>> -> [%$TOPIC/bb534737_en-us_VS_110_2_0_3_0_4%]<[%$TOPIC/bb534737_en-us_VS_110_2_0_3_0_5%]> 

Type Parameters

TSource

The type of the elements of source.

Parameters

source
Type: System.Collections.GenericIEnumerableTSource

A sequence of values to calculate the average of.

selector
Type: SystemFuncTSource, Nullable Decimal

A transform function to apply to each element.

Return Value

Type: SystemNullable Decimal
The average of the sequence of values, or if the source sequence is empty or contains only values that are .

Usage Note

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

source or selector is .

OverflowException

The sum of the elements in the sequence is larger than MaxValue.

Remarks

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

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use AverageTSource(IEnumerableTSource, FuncTSource, Int64) to calculate an average.

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.

        ' Create an array of strings. 
        Dim numbers() As String = {"10007", "37", "299846234235"}

        ' Determine the average number after converting each 
        ' string to an Int64 value. 
        Dim avg As Double = _
            numbers.Average(Function(number) Convert.ToInt64(number))

        ' Display the output.
        MsgBox("The average is " & avg)

        ' This code produces the following output: 
        ' 
        ' The average is 99948748093
string[] numbers = { "10007", "37", "299846234235" };

            double average = numbers.Average(num => Convert.ToInt64(num));

            Console.WriteLine("The average is {0}.", average);

            // This code produces the following output: 
            // 
            // The average is 99948748093. 
Version Information

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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 8, Silverlight 8.1
Platforms

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.