Skip Operator Using LINQ


Today, in this article let's play around with one of the interesting and most useful concepts in LINQ.


Question: What is skip operator?


In simple terms "It provides flexibility to skip and pull out the requested amount of records with the help of the skip operator in LINQ"

Step 1: Create a new "ASP.NET Web Application", as in:


Step 2: The design of the Employee table looks like this:




Step 3: The complete code of WebForm1.aspx looks like this:

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="Default.aspx.cs" Inherits="LINQInnerJoinApp._Default" %>


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">

<html xmlns="">

<head id="Head1" runat="server">




    <form id="form1" runat="server">





                    <td colspan="2">

                        <asp:Label ID="Label1" runat="server" Text="Skip Operator using LINQ" Font-Bold="true"

                            Font-Size="Large" Font-Names="Verdana" ForeColor="Maroon"></asp:Label>




                    <td colspan="2" align="center">

                        <asp:Button ID="Button1" runat="server" Text="Select Data" Font-Names="Verdana" Width="213px"

                            BackColor="Orange" Font-Bold="True" OnClick="Button1_Click" />




                    <td colspan="2" align="center">

                        <br />

                        <asp:GridView ID="GridView1" runat="server" BackColor="LightGoldenrodYellow" BorderColor="Tan"

                            BorderWidth="1px" CellPadding="2" EnableModelValidation="True" ForeColor="Black"

                            GridLines="None" AutoGenerateColumns="False">

                            <AlternatingRowStyle BackColor="PaleGoldenrod"></AlternatingRowStyle>

                            <FooterStyle BackColor="Tan"></FooterStyle>

                            <HeaderStyle BackColor="Tan" Font-Bold="True"></HeaderStyle>

                            <PagerStyle HorizontalAlign="Center" BackColor="PaleGoldenrod" ForeColor="DarkSlateBlue">


                            <SelectedRowStyle BackColor="DarkSlateBlue" ForeColor="GhostWhite"></SelectedRowStyle>


                                <asp:BoundField DataField="FirstName" HeaderText="First Name" ReadOnly="true" />

                                <asp:BoundField DataField="LastName" HeaderText="Last Name" />

                                <asp:BoundField DataField="Age" HeaderText="Age" />












Step 4: The complete code of WebForm1.aspx.cs looks like this:


using System;

using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.Linq;

using System.Web;

using System.Web.UI;

using System.Web.UI.WebControls;namespace LINQInnerJoinApp


  public partial class _Default : System.Web.UI.Page


    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)



    protected void Button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)


        var query = objEntities.Employee.ToList().Skip(3);

        GridView1.DataSource = query;



    #region Instance MembersCompanyEntities objEntities = new CompanyEntities();





Step 5: The output of the application looks like this:


Step 6: The results retrieved output of the application looks like this: