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List(Of T).TrueForAll Method

Determines whether every element in the List(Of T) matches the conditions defined by the specified predicate.

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

Public Function TrueForAll ( _
	match As Predicate(Of T) _
) As Boolean


Type: System.Predicate(Of T)

The Predicate(Of T) delegate that defines the conditions to check against the elements.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if every element in the List(Of T) matches the conditions defined by the specified predicate; otherwise, false. If the list has no elements, the return value is true.


match is Nothing.

The Predicate(Of T) is a delegate to a method that returns true if the object passed to it matches the conditions defined in the delegate. The elements of the current List(Of T) are individually passed to the Predicate(Of T) delegate, and processing is stopped when the delegate returns false for any element. The elements are processed in order, and all calls are made on a single thread.

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

The following example demonstrates the TrueForAll method and several other methods that use Predicate(Of T) generic delegate.

A List(Of T) of strings is created, containing 8 dinosaur names, two of which (at positions 1 and 5) end with "saurus". The example also defines a search predicate method named EndsWithSaurus, which accepts a string parameter and returns a Boolean value indicating whether the input string ends in "saurus".

The TrueForAll method traverses the list from the beginning, passing each element in turn to the EndsWithSaurus method. The search stops when the EndsWithSaurus method returns false.


In C# and Visual Basic, it is not necessary to create the Predicate<string> delegate (Predicate(Of String) in Visual Basic) explicitly. These languages infer the correct delegate from context and create it automatically.

Imports System
Imports System.Collections.Generic

Public Class Example

    Public Shared Sub Main()

        Dim dinosaurs As New List(Of String)


        For Each dinosaur As String In dinosaurs

        Console.WriteLine(vbLf & _
            "TrueForAll(AddressOf EndsWithSaurus: {0}", _
            dinosaurs.TrueForAll(AddressOf EndsWithSaurus))

        Console.WriteLine(vbLf & _
            "Find(AddressOf EndsWithSaurus): {0}", _
            dinosaurs.Find(AddressOf EndsWithSaurus))

        Console.WriteLine(vbLf & _
            "FindLast(AddressOf EndsWithSaurus): {0}", _
            dinosaurs.FindLast(AddressOf EndsWithSaurus))

        Console.WriteLine(vbLf & _
            "FindAll(AddressOf EndsWithSaurus):")
        Dim sublist As List(Of String) = _
            dinosaurs.FindAll(AddressOf EndsWithSaurus)

        For Each dinosaur As String In sublist

        Console.WriteLine(vbLf & _
            "{0} elements removed by RemoveAll(AddressOf EndsWithSaurus).", _
            dinosaurs.RemoveAll(AddressOf EndsWithSaurus))

        Console.WriteLine(vbLf & "List now contains:")
        For Each dinosaur As String In dinosaurs

        Console.WriteLine(vbLf & _
            "Exists(AddressOf EndsWithSaurus): {0}", _
            dinosaurs.Exists(AddressOf EndsWithSaurus))

    End Sub 

    ' Search predicate returns true if a string ends in "saurus". 
    Private Shared Function EndsWithSaurus(ByVal s As String) _
        As Boolean 

        Return s.ToLower().EndsWith("saurus")
    End Function 
End Class 

' This code example produces the following output: 


'TrueForAll(AddressOf EndsWithSaurus: False 

'Find(AddressOf EndsWithSaurus): Amargasaurus 

'FindLast(AddressOf EndsWithSaurus): Dilophosaurus 

'FindAll(AddressOf EndsWithSaurus): 

'2 elements removed by RemoveAll(AddressOf EndsWithSaurus). 

'List now contains: 

'Exists(AddressOf EndsWithSaurus): False

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: 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)

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