Max(TSource) Method (IEnumerable(TSource), Func(TSource, Nullable(Decimal)))

# Enumerable.Max(Of TSource) Method (IEnumerable(Of TSource), Func(Of TSource, Nullable(Of Decimal)))

.NET Framework 4.5

Invokes a transform function on each element of a sequence and returns the maximum nullable Decimal value.

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

## Syntax

```<ExtensionAttribute>
Public Shared Function Max(Of TSource) (
source As IEnumerable(Of TSource),
selector As Func(Of TSource, Nullable(Of Decimal))
) As Nullable(Of Decimal)
```

#### Parameters

source
Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable(Of TSource)

A sequence of values to determine the maximum value of.

selector
Type: System.Func(Of TSourceNullable(Of Decimal))

A transform function to apply to each element.

#### Return Value

Type:

The value of type Nullable<Decimal> in C# or Nullable(Of Decimal) in Visual Basic that corresponds to the maximum value in the sequence.

#### Type Parameters

TSource

The type of the elements of source.

## Exceptions

Exception Condition
ArgumentNullException

source or selector is null.

## Remarks

The Max(Of TSource)(IEnumerable(Of TSource), Func(Of TSource, Nullable(Of Decimal))) method uses the Decimal implementation of IComparable(Of T) to compare values.

You can apply this method to a sequence of arbitrary values if you provide a function, selector, that projects the members of source into a numeric type, specifically Nullable<Decimal> in C# or Nullable(Of Decimal) in Visual Basic.

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

## Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use Max(Of TSource)(IEnumerable(Of TSource), Func(Of TSource, Int32)) to determine the maximum value in a sequence of projected values.

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, change the body of the selector function.

```Structure Pet
Public Name As String
Public Age As Integer
End Structure

Sub MaxEx4()
' Create an array of Pet objects.
Dim pets() As Pet = {New Pet With {.Name = "Barley", .Age = 8}, _
New Pet With {.Name = "Boots", .Age = 4}, _
New Pet With {.Name = "Whiskers", .Age = 1}}

' Determine the "maximum" pet by passing a
' lambda expression to Max() that sums the pet's age
' and name length.
Dim max As Integer = pets.Max(Function(pet) _
pet.Age + pet.Name.Length)

' Display the result.
MsgBox("The maximum pet age plus name length is " & max)
End Sub

' This code produces the following output:
'
' The maximum pet age plus name length is 14

```

## Version Information

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1