Queryable.Zip<TFirst, TSecond, TResult> Method

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Merges two sequences by using the specified predicate function.

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


<ExtensionAttribute> _
Public Shared Function Zip(Of TFirst, TSecond, TResult) ( _
    source1 As IQueryable(Of TFirst), _
    source2 As IEnumerable(Of TSecond), _
    resultSelector As Expression(Of Func(Of TFirst, TSecond, TResult)) _
) As IQueryable(Of TResult)
public static IQueryable<TResult> Zip<TFirst, TSecond, TResult>(
    this IQueryable<TFirst> source1,
    IEnumerable<TSecond> source2,
    Expression<Func<TFirst, TSecond, TResult>> resultSelector

Type Parameters

  • TFirst
    The type of the elements of the first input sequence.
  • TSecond
    The type of the elements of the second input sequence.
  • TResult
    The type of the elements of the result sequence.


Return Value

Type: System.Linq.IQueryable<TResult>
An IQueryable<T> that contains merged elements of two input sequences.

Usage Note

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


Exception Condition

source1or source2 is nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The Zip<TFirst, TSecond, TResult> method generates a MethodCallExpression that represents calling Zip<TFirst, TSecond, TResult> itself as a constructed generic method. It then passes the MethodCallExpression to the CreateQuery<TElement>(Expression) method of the IQueryProvider represented by the Provider property of the source1 parameter.

The method merges each element of the first sequence with an element that has the same index in the second sequence. If the sequences do not have the same number of elements, the method merges sequences until it reaches the end of one of them. For example, if one sequence has three elements and the other one has four, the resulting sequence will have only three elements.


The following code example demonstrates how to use the Zip<TFirst, TSecond, TResult> method to merge two sequences.

      Dim numbers() As Integer = {1, 2, 3, 4}
      Dim words() As String = {"one", "two", "three"}
      Dim numbersAndWords = numbers.AsQueryable().Zip(words, Function(first, second) first & " " & second)

      For Each item In numbersAndWords
         outputBlock.Text &= item & vbCrLf

      ' This code produces the following output:

      ' 1 one
      ' 2 two
      ' 3 three

         int[] numbers = { 1, 2, 3, 4 };
         string[] words = { "one", "two", "three" };

         var numbersAndWords = numbers.AsQueryable().Zip(words, (first, second) => first + " " + second);

         foreach (var item in numbersAndWords)
            outputBlock.Text += item + "\n";

         // This code produces the following output:

         // 1 one
         // 2 two
         // 3 three

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4


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