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Posted 25 Jul 2011

ForEach Method for the Collections

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ForEach method for the collections

In this small post, I am going to discuss about the new method introduced in the .NET Framework ForEach which allows to perform the action on each set of element.


public void ForEach(Action<t> action)

Action<t> is delegate or function to perform on each element of the List.

To get into more details about how it works, check the following code.

Below is the Employee class which has property related to employee of the company.

public class Employee
        public string Name { get; set; }
        public int Salary { get; set; }
        public string Address { get; set; }
        public int Id { get; set; }

and now in the following line of code, I am initializing list of employees.

class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
          List<employee> emplst = new List<employee> { 
          new Employee() { Name="pranay", Address = "Ahmedabad", Id=1, Salary=1234},
          new Employee() { Name="Hemang", Address = "Ahmedabad", Id=2, Salary=2348},
          new Employee() { Name="kurnal", Address = "Himmatnagar", Id=3, Salary=8999},
          new Employee() { Name="Hanika", Address = "Ahmedabad", Id=4, Salary=7888}

Now I want to increase salary of each employee by 10%, so with the help of new ForEach construct, I can easily achieve it by using the following line of code.

emplst.ForEach(new Program().incSalary);

  private void incSalary(Employee emp)
     emp.Salary += (emp.Salary * 10)/100; 

As you can see in the above code, I have written new Program().incSalary as action, in the incsalary method as you see, I increase the salary of each employee by 10%.

This thing can easily also be done by making use of the foreach loop available but if you see the ForEach in reflector, it does the same thing.

ForEach method makes code more simple and easy to understand.


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Pranay Rana
Software Developer (Senior) GMind Solusion
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Comments and Discussions

QuestionWhy use the additional method? Pin
Michael Lee Yohe27-Jul-11 12:42
memberMichael Lee Yohe27-Jul-11 12:42 
AnswerRe: Why use the additional method? Pin
Pranay Rana27-Jul-11 21:09
memberPranay Rana27-Jul-11 21:09 
This is just example what if i have more no of line of code and I want to use that function somewhere else in program.

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