C# Language Defining a variable inside a Linq query (let keyword)


Example

In order to define a variable inside a linq expression, you can use the let keyword. This is usually done in order to store the results of intermediate sub-queries, for example:

 int[] numbers = { 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 };

 var aboveAverages = from number in numbers
                     let average = numbers.Average()
                     let nSquared = Math.Pow(number,2)
                     where nSquared > average
                     select number;

 Console.WriteLine("The average of the numbers is {0}.", numbers.Average());

 foreach (int n in aboveAverages)
 {
   Console.WriteLine("Query result includes number {0} with square of {1}.", n, Math.Pow(n,2));
 }

Output:

The average of the numbers is 4.5.
Query result includes number 3 with square of 9.
Query result includes number 4 with square of 16.
Query result includes number 5 with square of 25.
Query result includes number 6 with square of 36.
Query result includes number 7 with square of 49.
Query result includes number 8 with square of 64.
Query result includes number 9 with square of 81.

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