Skip(TSource) Method

Queryable.Skip<TSource> Method (IQueryable<TSource>, Int32)


Bypasses a specified number of elements in a sequence and then returns the remaining elements.

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

public static IQueryable<TSource> Skip<TSource>(
	this IQueryable<TSource> source,
	int count


Type: System.Linq.IQueryable<TSource>

An IQueryable<T> to return elements from.

Type: System.Int32

The number of elements to skip before returning the remaining elements.

Return Value

Type: System.Linq.IQueryable<TSource>

An IQueryable<T> that contains elements that occur after the specified index in the input sequence.

Type Parameters


The type of the elements of source.

Exception Condition

source is null.

The Skip<TSource>(IQueryable<TSource>, Int32) method generates a MethodCallExpression that represents calling Skip<TSource>(IQueryable<TSource>, Int32) itself as a constructed generic method. It then passes the MethodCallExpression to the CreateQuery(Expression) method of the IQueryProvider represented by the Provider property of the source parameter.

The query behavior that occurs as a result of executing an expression tree that represents calling Skip<TSource>(IQueryable<TSource>, Int32) depends on the implementation of the type of the source parameter. The expected behavior is that it skips the first count elements in source and returns the remaining elements.

The following code example demonstrates how to use Skip<TSource>(IQueryable<TSource>, Int32) to skip a specified number of elements in a sorted array and return the remaining elements.

int[] grades = { 59, 82, 70, 56, 92, 98, 85 };

// Sort the grades in descending order and
// get all except the first three.
IEnumerable<int> lowerGrades =
    grades.AsQueryable().OrderByDescending(g => g).Skip(3);

Console.WriteLine("All grades except the top three are:");
foreach (int grade in lowerGrades)

    This code produces the following output:

    All grades except the top three are:

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.1
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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