Enumerable.Any<TSource> Method (IEnumerable<TSource>, Func<TSource, Boolean>)


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Determines whether any element of a sequence satisfies a condition.

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

public static bool Any<TSource>(
	this IEnumerable<TSource> source,
	Func<TSource, bool> predicate


Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<TSource>

An IEnumerable<T> whose elements to apply the predicate to.

Type: System.Func<TSource, Boolean>

A function to test each element for a condition.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if any elements in the source sequence pass the test in the specified predicate; otherwise, false.

Type Parameters


The type of the elements of source.

Exception Condition

source or predicate is null.


This method does not return any one element of a collection. Instead, it determines whether any elements of a collection satisfy a condition.

The enumeration of source is stopped as soon as the result can be determined.

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

The following code example demonstrates how to use Any<TSource> to determine whether any element in a sequence satisfies a condition.

class Pet
    public string Name { get; set; }
    public int Age { get; set; }
    public bool Vaccinated { get; set; }

public static void AnyEx3()
    // Create an array of Pets.
    Pet[] pets =
        { new Pet { Name="Barley", Age=8, Vaccinated=true },
          new Pet { Name="Boots", Age=4, Vaccinated=false },
          new Pet { Name="Whiskers", Age=1, Vaccinated=false } };

    // Determine whether any pets over age 1 are also unvaccinated.
    bool unvaccinated =
        pets.Any(p => p.Age > 1 && p.Vaccinated == false);

        "There {0} unvaccinated animals over age one.",
        unvaccinated ? "are" : "are not any");

// This code produces the following output:
//  There are unvaccinated animals over age one. 

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 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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