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# Enumerable.Sum Method (IEnumerable<Decimal>)

.NET Framework 4.5

Computes the sum of a sequence of Decimal values.

Namespace:  System.Linq
Assemblies:   System.Linq (in System.Linq.dll)
System.Core (in System.Core.dll)

## Syntax

```public static decimal Sum(
this IEnumerable<decimal> source
)
```

#### Parameters

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

A sequence of Decimal values to calculate the sum of.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
The sum of the values 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<Decimal>. 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 is null.

OverflowException

The sum is larger than MaxValue.

## Remarks

The Sum(IEnumerable<Decimal>) method returns zero if source contains no elements.

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

## Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use Sum(IEnumerable<Single>) to sum the values of a sequence.

Note

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, substitute the elements of the source sequence with elements of the appropriate numerical type.

```            List<float> numbers = new List<float> { 43.68F, 1.25F, 583.7F, 6.5F };

float sum = numbers.Sum();

Console.WriteLine("The sum of the numbers is {0}.", sum);

/*
This code produces the following output:

The sum of the numbers is 635.13.
*/
```

## Version Information

#### .NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5

#### .NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

#### XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0

#### .NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

#### Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library