July 28, 2014
Determines whether every element in the List<T> matches the conditions defined by the specified predicate.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
The Predicate<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<T> are individually passed to the Predicate<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 code example demonstrates the method and several other methods that use Predicate<T> generic delegate.
A List<T> of strings is created, containing 8 dinosaur names, two of which (at positions 1 and 5) end with "saurus". The code 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 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.