Queryable.AsQueryable(Of TElement) Method (IEnumerable(Of TElement))


Converts a generic IEnumerable(Of T) to a generic IQueryable(Of T).

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

Public Shared Function AsQueryable(Of TElement) (
	source As IEnumerable(Of TElement)
) As IQueryable(Of TElement)


Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable(Of TElement)

A sequence to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Linq.IQueryable(Of TElement)

An IQueryable(Of T) that represents the input sequence.

Type Parameters


The type of the elements of source.

Exception Condition

source is null.

If the type of source implements IQueryable(Of T), AsQueryable(Of TElement)(IEnumerable(Of TElement)) returns it directly. Otherwise, it returns an IQueryable(Of T) that executes queries by calling the equivalent query operator methods in Enumerable instead of those in Queryable.

The following code example demonstrates how to use AsQueryable(Of TElement)(IEnumerable(Of TElement)) to convert an IEnumerable(Of T) to an IQueryable(Of T).

Dim grades As New List(Of Integer)(New Integer() {78, 92, 100, 37, 81})

' Convert the List to an IQueryable<int>.
Dim iqueryable As IQueryable(Of Integer) = grades.AsQueryable()

' Get the Expression property of the IQueryable object.
Dim expressionTree As System.Linq.Expressions.Expression = _

MsgBox("The NodeType of the expression tree is: " _
    & expressionTree.NodeType.ToString())
MsgBox("The Type of the expression tree is: " _
    & expressionTree.Type.Name)

' This code produces the following output:
' The NodeType of the expression tree is: Constant
' The Type of the expression tree is: EnumerableQuery`1

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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