Returning Dictionary from LINQ Query in C#

Published on July 28, 2013 by Senthil Kumar

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Below is a sample source code demonstrating how to return Dictionary of<int, string> from the LINQ Query result.

Returning Dictionary from LINQ Query in C#

using System;

using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.Data;

using System.Linq;

namespace AbundantCode


internal class Program


//Returing Dictionary from LINQ Query 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"}


var result = employees.ToDictionary(mc => mc.EmpID.ToString(),

mc => mc.Name.ToString());

foreach (var item in result)





public class Employee


public string Name { get; set; }

public int EmpID { get; set; }



Returning Dictionary from LINQ Query in C#

1 Comment

  1. Dharmesh

    Could you explain over using “ToDictionary”.

    June 17, 2016 - 1:24 pm – Reply

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