How to Convert a List to Ienumerable

Convert from List into IEnumerable format

You don't need to convert it. List<T> implements the IEnumerable<T> interface so it is already an enumerable.

This means that it is perfectly fine to have the following:

public IEnumerable<Book> GetBooks()
List<Book> books = FetchEmFromSomewhere();
return books;

as well as:

public void ProcessBooks(IEnumerable<Book> books)
// do something with those books

which could be invoked:

List<Book> books = FetchEmFromSomewhere();    

how to convert list to IEnumerable?

Problem is not in convertation of List<T> to IEnumerable<T>. Becuase List<T> implements IEnumerable<T>.

Your problem is that generic parameters are different. You are trying to convert List<T1> to IEnumerable<T2>. Where:

  • T1 is QlasrService.EntityFramework.tblSoftwareImageTestPlan
  • T2 is QlasrService.Model.SchemaModels.LAP.SoftwareImageTestPlan

Simplest solution will be mapping (either manual or automatic). Automatic mapping is very easy. Add Automapper nuget package. Place this line somewhere on application start:

Mapper.Initialize(cfg => cfg.CreateMap<tblSoftwareImageTestPlan, SoftwareImageTestPlan>());

And now your method will look like:

public IEnumerable<SoftwareImageTestPlan> GetAssignedTestPlansForSPSI(
int SoftwareProductID, int SoftwareImageID)
var testPlans = from tp in _entities.tblSoftwareImageTestPlans
where tp.SoftwareProductID == SoftwareProductID && tp.SoftwareImageID == SoftwareImageID
select tp;

return Mapper.Map<IEnumerable<SoftwareImageTestPlan>>(testPlans);

NOTE: In your code either records cannot have null value, or you will have NullReferenceException at ToList() call. So if..else block is useless anyway.

Freely convert between List<T> and IEnumerable<T>

List<string> myList = new List<string>();
IEnumerable<string> myEnumerable = myList;
List<string> listAgain = myEnumerable.ToList();

converting list<string> to IEnumerable<guid> inside an argument

You could use both the LINQ Select method and Guid.Parse to convert the List<string> to IEnumerable<Guid>.

The Select here will:

Projects each element of a sequence into a new form by incorporating the element's index.

and the Guid.Parse will:

Converts the string representation of a GUID to the equivalent Guid structure.

So your code will become:

Location = ScHelper.Instance().GetContentPageToValueVo(x.Locations.Select(Guid.Parse)),
Service = ScHelper.Instance().GetContentPageToValueVo(x.Services.Select(Guid.Parse))

In order to avoid ArgumentNullException, you could use that:

Guid y;

Location = ScHelper.Instance().GetContentPageToValueVo(x.Locations.Where(x=>!string.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(x) && Guid.TryParse(x,out y)).Select(Guid.Parse)),
Service = ScHelper.Instance().GetContentPageToValueVo(x.Services.Where(x=>!string.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(x) && Guid.TryParse(x,out y)).Select(Guid.Parse))

Convert List Type to IEnumerable Interface Type

If you're in .NET 4.0 or later, you can just do an implicit cast:

IEnumerable<IPerson> iPersonList = personlist;
//or explicit:
var iPersonList = (IEnumerable<IPerson>)personlist;

This uses generic contravariance in IEnumerable<out T> - i.e. since you only ever get something out of an IEnumerable, you can implicitly convert IEnumerable<T> to IEnumerable<U> if T : U. (It also uses that List<T> : IEnumerable<T>.)

Otherwise, you have to cast each item using LINQ:

var iPersonList = personlist.Cast<IPerson>();

How to convert List<object> to IEnumerable<T>

Assuming that expected really contains instances of type T, you can use the LINQ Cast operator:

public IEnumerable<T> SqlQuery<T>(string sql)
return expected.Cast<T>();

InvalidCastException will be thrown if the cast fails for any element.

Group List and Convert to IEnumerable

You probably want the total quantity by product Id:

var groupedProductList = products
.GroupBy(u => u.ProductId)
.Select(g => (ProductId: g.Key, Quantity: g.Sum(p => p.Quantity)));

This is achieved by creating a tuple in the Select-clause. The product Id is the key of the group (since we grouped by this Id). Instead of retrieving a enumeration of products in the group, we sum the quantities of these products.

Note that your original query yields a IEnumerable<IEnumerable<(int, int)>>, i.e., nested enumerations.

This solution returns a simple enumeration: IEnumerable<(int ProductId, int Quantity)> compatible with your builder method.

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