Queryable.OfType(IQueryable) Queryable.OfType(IQueryable) Queryable.OfType(IQueryable) Queryable.OfType(IQueryable) Method

Definition

Filters the elements of an IQueryable based on a specified type.

public:
generic <typename TResult>
[System::Runtime::CompilerServices::Extension]
 static System::Linq::IQueryable<TResult> ^ OfType(System::Linq::IQueryable ^ source);
public static System.Linq.IQueryable<TResult> OfType<TResult> (this System.Linq.IQueryable source);
static member OfType : System.Linq.IQueryable -> System.Linq.IQueryable<'Result>
<Extension()>
Public Function OfType(Of TResult) (source As IQueryable) As IQueryable(Of TResult)

Type Parameters

TResult

The type to filter the elements of the sequence on.

Parameters

source
IQueryable IQueryable IQueryable IQueryable

An IQueryable whose elements to filter.

Returns

IQueryable<TResult>

A collection that contains the elements from source that have type TResult.

Exceptions

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use OfType to filter out elements that are not of type PropertyInfo from a list of elements of type MemberInfo.

// Create a list of MemberInfo objects.
List<System.Reflection.MemberInfo> members = typeof(String).GetMembers().ToList();

// Return only those items that can be cast to type PropertyInfo.
IQueryable<System.Reflection.PropertyInfo> propertiesOnly =
    members.AsQueryable().OfType<System.Reflection.PropertyInfo>();

Console.WriteLine("Members of type 'PropertyInfo' are:");
foreach (System.Reflection.PropertyInfo pi in propertiesOnly)
    Console.WriteLine(pi.Name);

/*
    This code produces the following output:
 
    Members of type 'PropertyInfo' are:
    Chars
    Length
*/

' Create a list of MemberInfo objects.
Dim members As List(Of System.Reflection.MemberInfo) = GetType(String).GetMembers().ToList()

' Return only those items that can be cast to type PropertyInfo.
Dim propertiesOnly As IQueryable(Of System.Reflection.PropertyInfo) = _
        members.AsQueryable().OfType(Of System.Reflection.PropertyInfo)()

Dim output As New System.Text.StringBuilder
output.AppendLine("Members of type 'PropertyInfo' are:")
For Each pi As System.Reflection.PropertyInfo In propertiesOnly
    output.AppendLine(pi.Name)
Next

' Display the output.
MsgBox(output.ToString())

' This code produces the following output:

' Members of type 'PropertyInfo' are:
' Chars
' Length

Remarks

The OfType method generates a MethodCallExpression that represents calling OfType itself as a constructed generic method. It then passes the MethodCallExpression to the CreateQuery(Expression) method of the IQueryProvider represented by the Provider property of the source parameter.

The query behavior that occurs as a result of executing an expression tree that represents calling OfType depends on the implementation of the type of the source parameter. The expected behavior is that it filters out any elements in source that are not of type TResult.

Applies to