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Enumerable::Min<TSource> Method (IEnumerable<TSource>^)

 
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Returns the minimum value in a generic sequence.

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

public:
generic<typename TSource>
[ExtensionAttribute]
static TSource Min(
	IEnumerable<TSource>^ source
)

Parameters

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

A sequence of values to determine the minimum value of.

Return Value

Type: TSource

The minimum value in the sequence.

Type Parameters

TSource

The type of the elements of source.

Exception Condition
ArgumentNullException

source is null.

If type TSource implements IComparable<T>, this method uses that implementation to compare values. Otherwise, if type TSource implements IComparable, that implementation is used to compare values.

If TSource is a reference type and the source sequence is empty or contains only values that are null, this function returns null.

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

The following code example demonstrates how to use Min<TSource>(IEnumerable<TSource>^) to determine the minimum value in a sequence of IComparable<T> objects.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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