ForEach Method

List(Of T).ForEach Method (Action(Of T))


Performs the specified action on each element of the List(Of T).

Namespace:   System.Collections.Generic
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

Public Sub ForEach (
	action As Action(Of T)


Type: System.Action(Of T)

The Action(Of T) delegate to perform on each element of the List(Of T).

Exception Condition

action is null.


An element in the collection has been modified.


This exception is thrown starting with the .NET Framework 4.5.

The Action(Of T) is a delegate to a method that performs an action on the object passed to it. The elements of the current List(Of T) are individually passed to the Action(Of T) delegate.

This method is an O(n) operation, where n is Count.

Modifying the underlying collection in the body of the Action(Of T) delegate is not supported and causes undefined behavior.

The following example demonstrates the use of the Action(Of T) delegate to print the contents of a List(Of T) object. In this example the Print method is used to display the contents of the list to the console.


In addition to displaying the contents using the Print method, the C# example demonstrates the use of to display the results to the console.

Imports System
Imports System.Collections.Generic

Class Program
    Shared Sub Main()
        Dim names As New List(Of String)

        ' Display the contents of the list using the Print method.
        names.ForEach(AddressOf Print)
    End Sub

    Shared Sub Print(ByVal s As String)
    End Sub
End Class

' This code will produce output similar to the following:
' Bruce
' Alfred
' Tim
' Richard

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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