How to check if List is Empty using LINQ in C#?

Published on July 28, 2013 by Senthil Kumar

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Below is a sample source code demonstrating the usage Any () and Count () to check if the list is empty in LINQ.

How to check if List is Empty using LINQ in C#?

using System;

using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.Data;

using System.Linq;

namespace AbundantCode


internal class Program


//How to check if List is Empty using LINQ in C# ?

private static void Main(string[] args)


List<Employee> employees = new List<Employee>()


new Employee { EmpID = 1 , Name ="Martin"},

new Employee { EmpID = 2 , Name ="Peter"},

new Employee { EmpID = 3 , Name ="Michael"}


//using Any() method

var ExistsAny = employees.Any(a => a.EmpID == 1);

//using count method

var ExistsCount = employees.Count(a => a.EmpID == 1)>0;




public class Employee


public string Name { get; set; }

public int EmpID { get; set; }



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