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Enumerable.GroupBy<TSource, TKey, TElement, TResult> Method (IEnumerable<TSource>, Func<TSource, TKey>, Func<TSource, TElement>, Func<TKey, IEnumerable<TElement>, TResult>, IEqualityComparer<TKey>)


Groups the elements of a sequence according to a specified key selector function and creates a result value from each group and its key. Key values are compared by using a specified comparer, and the elements of each group are projected by using a specified function.

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

public static IEnumerable<TResult> GroupBy<TSource, TKey, TElement, TResult>(
	this IEnumerable<TSource> source,
	Func<TSource, TKey> keySelector,
	Func<TSource, TElement> elementSelector,
	Func<TKey, IEnumerable<TElement>, TResult> resultSelector,
	IEqualityComparer<TKey> comparer


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

An IEnumerable<T> whose elements to group.

Type: System.Func<TSource, TKey>

A function to extract the key for each element.

Type: System.Func<TSource, TElement>

A function to map each source element to an element in an IGrouping<TKey, TElement>.

Type: System.Func<TKey, IEnumerable<TElement>, TResult>

A function to create a result value from each group.

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEqualityComparer<TKey>

An IEqualityComparer<T> to compare keys with.

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<TResult>

A collection of elements of type TResult where each element represents a projection over a group and its key.

Type Parameters


The type of the elements of source.


The type of the key returned by keySelector.


The type of the elements in each IGrouping<TKey, TElement>.


The type of the result value returned by resultSelector.

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