In this article, let's learn about how to use
LINQ in .NET.
Note: If you have not done so already, I recommend you read the article on Using LINQ Distinct to Select Specific Data in Collections.
Table of Contents
We can split collection into small collection of arrays using LINQ. We're going to use Chunk() method. Let's take a look at each of these methods and how they work.
Split collections into smaller collections using Chunk
Let's partition data into other format. We can split our (Larger) Collection into array of smaller collections using Chunk() method. This will give list of data array. What
Chunk(n) does is that it takes first n items from collection and build an array with that items and put them into first item of our final list.
Then it takes second n items from collection build an array and put it into second item of our final list forming collection of collections.
Code Sample - LINQ Chunk
Demo - LINQ Chunk Clause Demo
Let's try LINQ Chunk
- We have
Productclass with following properties -
Id, Name, Color, Price, Size
- Enter the number of products you would like to list.
- Click on Get Chunk Products
- Click on reset to try other combination
|1||HL Road Frame||Black||1000||58|
|2||HL Road Frame||Red||1000||58|
|3||HL Road Frame||Black||1000||58|
|4||HL Road Frame||Red||1000||58|
|5||HL Road Frame||Brown||1000||58|
|6||HL Road Frame||White||1000||58|
In this article we learn't how to split data within collection using
Chunk. This can be used for pagination for small in-memory collections to
improve user experience. All these can be used with any