# LINQ | How to find maximum value of the given sequence?

Last Updated : 21 May, 2019

In LINQ, you can find the maximum element of the given sequence by using Max() function. This method provides the maximum element of the given set of values. It does not support query syntax in C#, but it supports in VB.NET. It is available in both Enumerable and Queryable classes in C#. It returns null if all the elements present in the collection are null. It returns any type of data type means you can also use Max with the collection of a custom type(does not contain numeric value), but for this, you have to implement the IComparable interface. It can work with nullable, non-nullable decimal, double, floats, int, etc. values.

Example 1:

 `// C# program to find maximum  ` `// value from the given array ` `using` `System; ` `using` `System.Linq; ` ` `  `class` `GFG { ` ` `  `    ``// Main Method ` `    ``static` `public` `void` `Main() ` `    ``{ ` ` `  `        ``// Data source ` `        ``int``[] sequence = {20, 45, 50, 79, 90, ` `                       ``79, 89, 100, 567, 29}; ` ` `  `        ``// Display the sequence ` `        ``Console.WriteLine(``"The sequence is:"``); ` `        ``foreach``(``int` `s ``in` `sequence) ` `        ``{ ` `            ``Console.WriteLine(s); ` `        ``} ` ` `  `        ``// Finding the maximum element ` `        ``// from the given sequence ` `        ``// Using Max function ` `        ``int` `result = sequence.Max(); ` `        ``Console.WriteLine(``"Maximum Value: {0}"``, result); ` `    ``} ` `} `

Output:

```The sequence is:
20
45
50
79
90
79
89
100
567
29
Maximum Value: 567
```

Example 2:

 `// C# program to find the Maximum ` `// salary of the employee ` `using` `System; ` `using` `System.Linq; ` `using` `System.Collections.Generic; ` ` `  `// Employee details ` `public` `class` `Employee { ` ` `  `    ``public` `int` `emp_id ` `    ``{ ` `        ``get``; ` `        ``set``; ` `    ``} ` `    ``public` `string` `emp_name ` `    ``{ ` `        ``get``; ` `        ``set``; ` `    ``} ` `    ``public` `string` `emp_gender ` `    ``{ ` `        ``get``; ` `        ``set``; ` `    ``} ` `    ``public` `string` `emp_hire_date ` `    ``{ ` `        ``get``; ` `        ``set``; ` `    ``} ` `    ``public` `int` `emp_salary ` `    ``{ ` `        ``get``; ` `        ``set``; ` `    ``} ` `} ` ` `  `class` `GFG { ` ` `  `    ``// Main method ` `    ``static` `public` `void` `Main() ` `    ``{ ` `        ``List emp = ``new` `List() { ` `            ``new` `Employee() { emp_id = 209, emp_name = ``"Anjita"``, emp_gender = ``"Female"``, emp_hire_date = ``"12/3/2017"``, emp_salary = 20000 }, ` `                ``new` `Employee() { emp_id = 210, emp_name = ``"Soniya"``, emp_gender = ``"Female"``, emp_hire_date = ``"22/4/2018"``, emp_salary = 30000 }, ` `                ``new` `Employee() { emp_id = 211, emp_name = ``"Rohit"``, emp_gender = ``"Male"``, emp_hire_date = ``"3/5/2016"``, emp_salary = 40000 }, ` `                ``new` `Employee() { emp_id = 212, emp_name = ``"Supriya"``, emp_gender = ``"Female"``, emp_hire_date = ``"4/8/2017"``, emp_salary = 40000 }, ` `                ``new` `Employee() { emp_id = 213, emp_name = ``"Anil"``, emp_gender = ``"Male"``, emp_hire_date = ``"12/1/2016"``, emp_salary = 40000 }, ` `                ``new` `Employee() { emp_id = 214, emp_name = ``"Anju"``, emp_gender = ``"Female"``, emp_hire_date = ``"17/6/2015"``, emp_salary = 50000 }, ` `        ``}; ` ` `  `        ``// Find the Maximum salary of the  ` `        ``// employee Using Max() method ` `        ``var` `res = emp.Max(a => a.emp_salary); ` `        ``Console.WriteLine(``"Maximum Salary of the Employee: {0}"``, res); ` `    ``} ` `} `

Output:

```Maximum Salary of the Employee: 50000
```