Min(TSource) Method (IEnumerable(TSource), Func(TSource, Nullable(Decimal)))

# Enumerable.Min<TSource> Method (IEnumerable<TSource>, Func<TSource, Nullable<Decimal>>)

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

Invokes a transform function on each element of a sequence and returns the minimum nullable Decimal value.

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

## Syntax

```public static Nullable<decimal> Min<TSource>(
this IEnumerable<TSource> source,
Func<TSource, Nullable<decimal>> selector
)

```

#### Type Parameters

TSource

The type of the elements of source.

#### Parameters

source
Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<TSource>
A sequence of values to determine the minimum value of.
selector
Type: System.Func<TSource, Nullable<Decimal>>
A transform function to apply to each element.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Nullable<Decimal>
The value of type Nullable<Decimal> in C# or Nullable(Of Decimal) in Visual Basic that corresponds to the minimum value in the sequence.

#### 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.

## Exceptions

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

source or selector is null.

## Remarks

The Min<TSource>(IEnumerable<TSource>, Func<TSource, Nullable<Decimal>>) method uses the Decimal implementation of IComparable<T> to compare values.

You can apply this method to a sequence of arbitrary values if you provide a function, selector, that projects the members of source into a numeric type, specifically Nullable<Decimal> in C# or Nullable(Of Decimal) in Visual Basic.

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

## Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use Min<TSource>(IEnumerable<TSource>, Func<TSource, Int32>) to determine the minimum value in a sequence of projected values.

Note:

This code example uses an overload of this overloaded method that is different from the specific overload that this topic describes. To extend the example to this topic, change the body of the selector function.

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

public static void MinEx4()
{
Pet[] pets = { new Pet { Name="Barley", Age=8 },
new Pet { Name="Boots", Age=4 },
new Pet { Name="Whiskers", Age=1 } };

int min = pets.Min(pet => pet.Age);

outputBlock.Text += String.Format("The youngest animal is age {0}.", min) + "\n";
}

/*
This code produces the following output:

The youngest animal is age 1.
*/

```

## Version Information

#### Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone