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EnumerableWhereTSource Method (IEnumerableTSource, FuncTSource, Int32, Boolean)

Filters a sequence of values based on a predicate. Each element's index is used in the logic of the predicate function.

Namespace:   System.Linq
Assemblies:   System.Linq (in System.Linq.dll)
  System.Core (in System.Core.dll)
<[%$TOPIC/bb549418_en-us_VS_110_1_0_0_0_0%]> _
Public Shared Function Where(Of TSource) ( _
	source As [%$TOPIC/bb549418_en-us_VS_110_1_0_0_0_1%](Of TSource), _
	predicate As [%$TOPIC/bb549418_en-us_VS_110_1_0_0_0_2%](Of TSource, [%$TOPIC/bb549418_en-us_VS_110_1_0_0_0_3%], [%$TOPIC/bb549418_en-us_VS_110_1_0_0_0_4%]) _
) As [%$TOPIC/bb549418_en-us_VS_110_1_0_0_0_5%](Of TSource)
public static [%$TOPIC/bb549418_en-us_VS_110_1_0_1_0_0%]<TSource> Where<TSource>(
	this [%$TOPIC/bb549418_en-us_VS_110_1_0_1_0_1%]<TSource> source,
	[%$TOPIC/bb549418_en-us_VS_110_1_0_1_0_2%]<TSource, [%$TOPIC/bb549418_en-us_VS_110_1_0_1_0_3%], [%$TOPIC/bb549418_en-us_VS_110_1_0_1_0_4%]> predicate
generic<typename TSource>
static [%$TOPIC/bb549418_en-us_VS_110_1_0_2_0_1%]<TSource>^ Where(
	[%$TOPIC/bb549418_en-us_VS_110_1_0_2_0_2%]<TSource>^ source, 
	[%$TOPIC/bb549418_en-us_VS_110_1_0_2_0_3%]<TSource, [%$TOPIC/bb549418_en-us_VS_110_1_0_2_0_4%], [%$TOPIC/bb549418_en-us_VS_110_1_0_2_0_5%]>^ predicate
static member Where : 
        source:[%$TOPIC/bb549418_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_0%]<'TSource> * 
        predicate:[%$TOPIC/bb549418_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_1%]<'TSource, [%$TOPIC/bb549418_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_2%], [%$TOPIC/bb549418_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_3%]> -> [%$TOPIC/bb549418_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_4%]<'TSource> 
JScript does not support generic types or methods.

Type Parameters


The type of the elements of source.


Type: System.Collections.GenericIEnumerableTSource

An IEnumerableT to filter.

Type: SystemFuncTSource, Int32, Boolean

A function to test each source element for a condition; the second parameter of the function represents the index of the source element.

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.GenericIEnumerableTSource
An IEnumerableT that contains elements from the input sequence that satisfy the condition.

Usage Note

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

source or predicate is .


This method is implemented by using deferred execution. The immediate return value is an object that stores all the information that is required to perform the action. The query represented by this method is not executed until the object is enumerated either by calling its GetEnumerator method directly or by using foreach in Visual C# or For Each in Visual Basic.

The first argument of predicate represents the element to test. The second argument represents the zero-based index of the element within source.


The following code example demonstrates how to use WhereTSource(IEnumerableTSource, FuncTSource, Int32, Boolean) to filter a sequence based on a predicate that involves the index of each element.

        ' Create an array of integers. 
        Dim numbers() As Integer = {0, 30, 20, 15, 90, 85, 40, 75}

        ' Restrict the results to those numbers whose 
        ' values are less than or equal to their index times 10. 
        Dim query As IEnumerable(Of Integer) = _
            numbers.Where(Function(number, index) number <= index * 10)

        ' Display the results. 
        Dim output As New System.Text.StringBuilder
        For Each number As Integer In query

        ' This code produces the following output: 
        ' 0 
        ' 20 
        ' 15 
        ' 40
int[] numbers = { 0, 30, 20, 15, 90, 85, 40, 75 };

            IEnumerable<int> query =
                numbers.Where((number, index) => number <= index * 10);

            foreach (int number in query)
             This code produces the following output:

Version Information

.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