Queryable.Distinct<TSource> Method (IQueryable<TSource>, IEqualityComparer<TSource>)
Returns distinct elements from a sequence by using a specified IEqualityComparer<T> to compare values.
Assembly: System.Core (in System.Core.dll)
public static IQueryable<TSource> Distinct<TSource>( this IQueryable<TSource> source, IEqualityComparer<TSource> comparer )
The type of the elements of source.
Return ValueType: System.Linq.IQueryable<>
An IQueryable<T> that contains distinct elements from source.
Usage NoteIn Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type IQueryable<>. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter. For more information, see Extension Methods (Visual Basic) or Extension Methods (C# Programming Guide).
The method generates a MethodCallExpression that represents calling itself as a constructed generic method. It then passes the MethodCallExpression to the CreateQuery<TElement>(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 depends on the implementation of the type of the source parameter. The expected behavior is that it returns an unordered sequence of the unique items in source by using comparer to compare values.