DbCollectionEntry<TEntity, TElement>.Query Method

Entity Framework 5.0

Returns the query that would be used to load this collection from the database. The returned query can be modified using LINQ to perform filtering or operations in the database, such as counting the number of entities in the collection in the database without actually loading them.

Namespace:  System.Data.Entity.Infrastructure
Assembly:  EntityFramework (in EntityFramework.dll)

public IQueryable<TElement> Query()

Return Value

Type: System.Linq.IQueryable<TElement>
A query for the collection.