IQueryProvider.Execute Method (Expression)

Executes the query represented by a specified expression tree.

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

Object Execute(
	Expression expression


Type: System.Linq.Expressions.Expression
An expression tree that represents a LINQ query.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The value that results from executing the specified query.

The Execute method executes queries that return a single value (instead of an enumerable sequence of values). Expression trees that represent queries that return enumerable results are executed when their associated IQueryable object is enumerated.


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1

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