Queryable.Min<TSource> Method (IQueryable<TSource>)

 

Returns the minimum value of a generic IQueryable<T>.

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

public static TSource Min<TSource>(
	this IQueryable<TSource> source
)

Parameters

source
Type: System.Linq.IQueryable<TSource>

A sequence of values to determine the minimum of.

Return Value

Type: TSource

The minimum value in the sequence.

Type Parameters

TSource

The type of the elements of source.

Exception Condition
ArgumentNullException

source is null.

The Min<TSource>(IQueryable<TSource>) method generates a MethodCallExpression that represents calling Min<TSource>(IQueryable<TSource>) itself as a constructed generic method. It then passes the MethodCallExpression to the Execute<TResult>(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 Min<TSource>(IQueryable<TSource>) depends on the implementation of the type of the source parameter. The expected behavior is that it returns the minimum value in source.

The following code example demonstrates how to use Min<TSource>(IQueryable<TSource>) to determine the minimum value in a sequence.

double[] doubles = { 1.5E+104, 9E+103, -2E+103 };

double min = doubles.AsQueryable().Min();

Console.WriteLine("The smallest number is {0}.", min);

/*
    This code produces the following output:

    The smallest number is -2E+103.
*/

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.1
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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