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


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Returns the minimum value of a generic IQueryable<'T>.

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

static member Min<'TSource> : 
        source:IQueryable<'TSource> -> 'TSource


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


The type of the elements of source.

Exception Condition

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.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.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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