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Enumerable.All(Of TSource) Method

Determines whether all elements of a sequence satisfy a condition.

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

<ExtensionAttribute> _
Public Shared Function All(Of TSource) ( _
	source As IEnumerable(Of TSource), _
	predicate As Func(Of TSource, Boolean) _
) As Boolean
Dim source As IEnumerable(Of TSource)
Dim predicate As Func(Of TSource, Boolean)
Dim returnValue As Boolean 

returnValue = source.All(predicate)

Type Parameters


The type of the elements of source.


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

An IEnumerable(Of T) that contains the elements to apply the predicate to.

Type: System.Func(Of TSource, Boolean)

A function to test each element for a condition.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if every element of the source sequence passes the test in the specified predicate, or if the sequence is empty; otherwise, false.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type IEnumerable(Of TSource). 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).


source or predicate is Nothing.


This method does not return all the elements of a collection. Instead, it determines whether all the 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 All() clause translates to an invocation of All(Of TSource).

The following code example demonstrates how to use All(Of TSource) to determine whether all the elements in a sequence satisfy a condition.

Structure Pet
    Public Name As String 
    Public Age As Integer 
End Structure 

Sub AllEx()
    ' Create an array of Pets. 
    Dim pets() As Pet = _
        {New Pet With {.Name = "Barley", .Age = 2}, _
         New Pet With {.Name = "Boots", .Age = 4}, _
         New Pet With {.Name = "Whiskers", .Age = 7}}

    ' Determine whether all pet names in the array start with "B". 
    Dim allNames As Boolean = _
        pets.All(Function(ByVal pet) pet.Name.StartsWith("B"))

    ' Display the output. 
    Dim text As String = IIf(allNames, "All", "Not all")
    MsgBox(text & " pet names start with 'B'.")
End Sub 

' This code produces the following output: 

' Not all pet names start with 'B'.

The Boolean value that the All(Of TSource) method returns is typically used in the predicate of a where clause (Where clause in Visual Basic) or a direct call to the Where method. The following example demonstrates this use of the All method.

Structure Pet
    Public Name As String 
    Public Age As Integer 
End Structure 

Structure Person
    Public LastName As String 
    Public Pets() As Pet
End Structure 

Sub AllEx2()
    Dim people As New List(Of Person)(New Person() _
        {New Person With {.LastName = "Haas", _
                          .Pets = New Pet() {New Pet With {.Name = "Barley", .Age = 10}, _
                                             New Pet With {.Name = "Boots", .Age = 14}, _
                                             New Pet With {.Name = "Whiskers", .Age = 6}}}, _
          New Person With {.LastName = "Fakhouri", _
                           .Pets = New Pet() {New Pet With {.Name = "Snowball", .Age = 1}}}, _
          New Person With {.LastName = "Antebi", _
                           .Pets = New Pet() {New Pet With {.Name = "Belle", .Age = 8}}}, _
          New Person With {.LastName = "Philips", _
                           .Pets = New Pet() {New Pet With {.Name = "Sweetie", .Age = 2}, _
                                              New Pet With {.Name = "Rover", .Age = 13}}}})

    ' Determine which people have pets that are all older than 5. 
    Dim names = From person In people _
                Where person.Pets.All(Function(pet) pet.Age > 5) _
                Select person.LastName

    For Each name As String In names

    ' This code produces the following output: 
    ' Haas 
    ' Antebi 

End Sub

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0