Enumerable.Sum Method (IEnumerable<Int32>)

Computes the sum of a sequence of Int32 values.

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

public static int Sum(
	this IEnumerable<int> source


Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<Int32>
A sequence of Int32 values to calculate the sum of.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The sum of the values in the sequence.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type IEnumerable<Int32>. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter.


source is null.


The sum is larger than MaxValue.

This method returns zero if source contains no elements.

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

The following code example demonstrates how to use Sum(IEnumerable<Single>) to sum the values of a sequence.


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, substitute the elements of the source sequence with elements of the appropriate numerical type.

      List<float> numbers = new List<float> { 43.68F, 1.25F, 583.7F, 6.5F };

      float sum = numbers.Sum();

      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("The sum of the numbers is {0}.", sum) + "\n";

       This code produces the following output:

       The sum of the numbers is 635.13.


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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