IEnumerable.GetEnumerator Method

ObjectQuery.IEnumerable.GetEnumerator Method ()


Returns an enumerator that iterates through a collection.

Namespace:   System.Data.Objects
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)

IEnumerator IEnumerable.GetEnumerator()

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.IEnumerator

An IEnumerator that can be used to iterate through the collection.

Calling IEnumerable.GetEnumerator executes the query with the merge option that is specified by the MergeOption property.

The foreach statement of the C# language (For Each in Visual Basic) hides the complexity of the enumerators. Therefore, using foreach is recommended, instead of directly manipulating the enumerator.

Enumerators can be used to read the data in the collection, but they cannot be used to modify the underlying collection.

.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
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