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ObjectQuery(Of T).OfType(Of TResultType) Method

Limits the query to only results of a specific type.

Namespace:  System.Data.Objects
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)

Public Function OfType(Of TResultType) As ObjectQuery(Of TResultType)

Type Parameters


The type of the ObjectResult(Of T) returned when the query is executed with the applied filter.

Return Value

Type: System.Data.Objects.ObjectQuery(Of TResultType)
A new ObjectQuery(Of T) instance that is equivalent to the original instance with OFTYPE applied.


The type specified is not valid.

OfType(Of TResultType) is used to filter query results by a specific entity or complex type. This supports a conceptual model with object inheritance. For more information, see Entity Data Model Inheritance (Application Scenarios). The

OfType(Of TResultType) method can only be applied to an ObjectQuery(Of T) of an entity type or complex type that is defined in the EDM.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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