IQueryable vs IEnumerable


The primary difference is that the extension methods defined for IQueryable<T> take Expression objects instead of Functional objects, meaning the delegate it receives is an expression tree instead of a method to invoke.

IEnumerable<T> is great for working with in-memory collections, but IQueryable<T> allows for a remote data source, like a database or web service.

IEnumerable doesn’t have the concept of moving between items, it is a forward only collection. It’s very minimalistic; something that most any data source can provide. Using only this minimal functionality, LINQ can provide all of these great operators.

IQueryable<T> is a very powerful feature that enables a variety of interesting deferred execution scenarios (like paging and composition based queries).

Hope this helps !!!

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