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

Published on July 28, 2013 by abundantcode

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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;

Console.ReadLine();

}

}

public class Employee

{

public string Name { get; set; }

public int EmpID { get; set; }

}

}

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