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)

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

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 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.

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.


source or predicate is Nothing.


The number of matching elements exceeds MaxValue.

Use this method rather than Count 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.

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.
      outputBlock.Text & ="There are " & count & " animals over age " & Age & vbCrLf
   End Sub

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


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

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

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