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Keyur Ramoliya
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C# - Lambda Improvements in C# 10.0

C# 10.0 introduced several improvements to lambda expressions, making them more powerful and flexible. These enhancements include the ability to have natural types for lambda expressions and method group conversions to delegates, improving the readability of your code.

Here's a look at how you can utilize these lambda improvements:

  1. Natural Types for Lambdas:
    Lambdas can now be used in places where a natural type is expected, without the need to explicitly specify the delegate type. This reduces verbosity and improves readability.

  2. Method Group Conversions:
    Method groups can now be implicitly converted to delegates with matching parameter types, further simplifying delegate usage.


var list = new List<int> { 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 };

// Natural type for lambdas
var evenNumbers = list.Where(x => x % 2 == 0);

// Method group conversion
Func<int, int, int> addMethod = Add;
var result = addMethod(5, 10);

int Add(int x, int y) => x + y;
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In this example, the lambda expression in the Where method call doesn’t need a delegate type to be specified, and the Add method is directly assigned to the delegate without needing a lambda expression. These improvements make the code more concise and easier to understand.

Leveraging these lambda improvements in C# 10.0 can produce more expressive and less verbose code, particularly in scenarios involving LINQ queries or event handlers. This makes your codebase cleaner and more maintainable.

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