ParallelEnumerable.AsOrdered(Of TSource) Method (ParallelQuery(Of TSource))

.NET Framework (current version)

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Enables treatment of a data source as if it were ordered, overriding the default of unordered. AsOrdered may only be invoked on generic sequences returned by AsParallel, ParallelEnumerable.Range, and ParallelEnumerable.Repeat.

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

Public Shared Function AsOrdered(Of TSource) (
	source As ParallelQuery(Of TSource)
) As ParallelQuery(Of TSource)


Type: System.Linq.ParallelQuery(Of TSource)

The input sequence.

Return Value

Type: System.Linq.ParallelQuery(Of TSource)

The source sequence which will maintain the original ordering in the subsequent query operators.

Type Parameters


The type of elements of source.

Exception Condition

source is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


Thrown if source contains no elements


if source is not one of AsParallel, ParallelEnumerable.Range, or ParallelEnumerable.Repeat.

A natural tension exists between performance and preserving order in parallel processing. By default, a parallelized query behaves as if the ordering of the results is arbitrary unless AsOrdered is applied or there is an explicit OrderBy operator in the query. For more information, see Order Preservation in PLINQ.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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