Enumerable.Any<TSource> Method (IEnumerable<TSource>, Func<TSource, Boolean>)

Determines whether any element of a sequence satisfies a condition.

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

public static bool Any<TSource>(
	this IEnumerable<TSource> source,
	Func<TSource, bool> predicate
)

Type Parameters

TSource

The type of the elements of source.

Parameters

source
Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<TSource>

An IEnumerable<T> whose elements to apply the predicate to.

predicate
Type: System.Func<TSource, Boolean>

A function to test each element for a condition.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if any elements in the source sequence pass the test in the specified predicate; otherwise, false.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type IEnumerable<TSource>. 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).

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

source or predicate is null.

NoteNote

This method does not return any one element of a collection. Instead, it determines whether any elements of a collection satisfy a condition.

The enumeration of source is stopped as soon as the result can be determined.

In Visual Basic query expression syntax, an Aggregate Into Any() clause translates to an invocation of Any.

The following code example demonstrates how to use Any to determine whether any element in a sequence satisfies a condition.

            class Pet
            {
                public string Name { get; set; }
                public int Age { get; set; }
                public bool Vaccinated { get; set; }
            }

            public static void AnyEx3()
            {
                // Create an array of Pets.
                Pet[] pets =
                    { new Pet { Name="Barley", Age=8, Vaccinated=true },
                      new Pet { Name="Boots", Age=4, Vaccinated=false },
                      new Pet { Name="Whiskers", Age=1, Vaccinated=false } };

                // Determine whether any pets over age 1 are also unvaccinated. 
                bool unvaccinated =
                    pets.Any(p => p.Age > 1 && p.Vaccinated == false);

                Console.WriteLine(
                    "There {0} unvaccinated animals over age one.",
                    unvaccinated ? "are" : "are not any");
            }

            // This code produces the following output: 
            // 
            //  There are unvaccinated animals over age one. 

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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