Enumerable.LongCount(Of TSource) Method (IEnumerable(Of TSource), Func(Of TSource, Boolean))


Returns an Int64 that represents how many elements in a sequence satisfy a condition.

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

Public Shared Function LongCount(Of TSource) (
	source As IEnumerable(Of TSource),
	predicate As Func(Of TSource, Boolean)
) As Long


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

An IEnumerable(Of T) that contains the elements to be counted.

Type: System.Func(Of TSource, Boolean)

A function to test each element for a condition.

Return Value

Type: System.Int64

A number that represents how many elements in the sequence satisfy the condition in the predicate function.

Type Parameters


The type of the elements of source.

Exception Condition

source or predicate is null.


The number of matching elements exceeds MaxValue.

Use this method rather than Count(Of TSource) when you expect the result to be greater than MaxValue.

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

The following code example demonstrates how to use LongCount(Of TSource)(IEnumerable(Of TSource), Func(Of TSource, Boolean)) to count the elements in an array that satisfy a condition.

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

Sub LongCountEx2()
    ' Create a list of Pet objects.
    Dim pets As New List(Of Pet)(New Pet() _
                 {New Pet With {.Name = "Barley", .Age = 8},
                  New Pet With {.Name = "Boots", .Age = 4},
                  New Pet With {.Name = "Whiskers", .Age = 1}})

    ' Determine the number of elements in the list
    ' where the pet's age is greater than a constant value (3).
    Const Age As Integer = 3
    Dim count As Long =
pets.LongCount(Function(pet) pet.Age > Age)

    ' Display the result.
    MsgBox("There are " & count & " animals over age " & Age)
End Sub

' This code produces the following output:
' There are 2 animals over age 3

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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