Average Method (IEnumerable(Nullable(Int64)))

Enumerable.Average Method (IEnumerable<Nullable<Int64>>)

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Computes the average of a sequence of nullable Int64 values.

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

public static Nullable<double> Average(
	this IEnumerable<Nullable<long>> source


Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<Nullable<Int64>>
A sequence of nullable Int64 values to calculate the average of.

Return Value

Type: System.Nullable<Double>
The average of the sequence of values, or null if the source sequence is empty or contains only values that are null.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type IEnumerable<Nullable<Int64>>. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter.


source is null.


The sum of the elements in the sequence is larger than MaxValue.

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

The following code example demonstrates how to use Average(IEnumerable<Nullable<Int64>>) to calculate an average.

      long?[] longs = { null, 10007L, 37L, 399846234235L };

      double? average = longs.Average();

      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("The average is {0}.", average) + "\n";

      // This code produces the following output:
      // The average is 133282081426.333. 

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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