Queryable.Aggregate(TSource, TAccumulate) Method (IQueryable(TSource), TAccumulate, Expression(Func(TAccumulate, TSource, TAccumulate)))
Applies an accumulator function over a sequence. The specified seed value is used as the initial accumulator value.
Assembly: System.Core (in System.Core.dll)
The type of the elements of source.
The type of the accumulator value.
- Type: System.Linq.IQueryable()
A sequence to aggregate over.
The initial accumulator value.
The final accumulator value.
Usage NoteIn Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type IQueryable(). 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 func is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).
This method has at least one parameter of type Expression(TDelegate) whose type argument is one of the Func(T, TResult) types. For these parameters, you can pass in a lambda expression and it will be compiled to an Expression(TDelegate).
The method generates a MethodCallExpression that represents calling itself as a constructed generic method. It then passes the MethodCallExpression to the Execute(TResult)(Expression) method of the IQueryProvider represented by the Provider property of the source parameter.
The query behavior that occurs as a result of executing an expression tree that represents calling depends on the implementation of the type of the source parameter. The expected behavior is that the specified function, func, is applied to each value in the source sequence and the accumulated value is returned. The seed parameter is used as the seed value for the accumulated value, which corresponds to the first parameter in func.
To simplify common aggregation operations, the set of standard query operators also includes two counting methods, Count and LongCount, and four numeric aggregation methods, namely Max, Min, Sum, and Average.
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003
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.