IQueryProvider.CreateQuery<TElement> Method (Expression)


Constructs an IQueryable<T> object that can evaluate the query represented by a specified expression tree.

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

IQueryable<TElement> CreateQuery<TElement>(
	Expression expression


Type: System.Linq.Expressions.Expression

An expression tree that represents a LINQ query.

Return Value

Type: System.Linq.IQueryable<TElement>

An IQueryable<T> that can evaluate the query represented by the specified expression tree.

Type Parameters


The type of the elements of the IQueryable<T> that is returned.


The Expression property of the returned IQueryable<T> object is equal to expression.

The CreateQuery<TElement> method is used to create new IQueryable<T> objects, given an expression tree. The query that is represented by the returned object is associated with a specific LINQ provider.

Most of the Queryable standard query operator methods that return enumerable results call this method. They pass it a MethodCallExpression that represents a LINQ query.

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 7.1
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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