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Cannot implicitly convert type 'System.Linq.IQueryable<AnonymousType#1>' to 'System.Collections.Generic.List<string>'

Posted on 2013-11-27
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Hi guys,

How can I get round the above?

if (e.Column.FieldName == "InternalName")
                {


                    using (var InternalRef = new AscentEntities())
                    {
                        List<string> items = new List<string>();

                        items = (from d in InternalRef.HR_Employee select new { d.EmployeeLastName });


                    }


                    //editor.ItemsSource = items;
                }

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I thought this may do it

select new items { d.EmployeeLastName });

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But that didn't work. I just want a list of strings?!

Thanks,
Dean
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try:
   
   items = (from d in InternalRef.HR_Employee select d.EmployeeLastName).ToList();

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That's about the only thing I didn't try. Cheers mate.
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How does this differ if I want EmployeeFirstName and EmployeeLastName? As the below errors...

items = (from d in InternalRef.HR_Employee select d.EmployeeLastName d.EmployeeFirstName).ToList();

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if u want them concatenated then use this:
items = (from d in InternalRef.HR_Employee select (d.EmployeeLastName+" " +d.EmployeeFirstName)).ToList();

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Perfect thanks
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u welcome
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