How would I write a IS LIKE query in entity?

I know how to write the part of the query but not the IS LIKE

Thanks for the help.



NLAMEMEntities2 oe = new NLAMEMEntities2();
Test5 d = oe.Test5.ToList().WHERE IS LIKE(x => x.Names == TextBox5.Text.ToString()).First();


        d.Names = Label2.Text.ToString();
        d.Phone = Label3.Text.ToString();

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MogalManicCommented:
'Like' is a imprecise operator and is not implemented that way.  You can either use StartsWith, EndsWith or Contains

var names=new List<String>(new string[] {"Bob", "Henry", "Bill", "Cliff", "Clifford"});

var starts = names.Where(x => x.ToUpper().StartsWith("B"));
var Ends = names.Where(x => x.ToUpper().EndsWith("B"));
var Contains = names.Where(x => x.ToUpper().Contains("B"));

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The results of the above will be:
Starts=
Bob
Bill
Ends=
Bob
Contains=
Bob
Bill
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it_saigeDeveloperCommented:
You would use Contains(), e.g. -
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace LinqExample
{
	class ComplexData
	{
		public string Names { get; set; }
		public string City { get; set; }
		public int Account { get; set; }
	}

	class Program
	{
		static void Main(string[] args)
		{
			List<string> namesArray = new List<string>() { "Bob", "Joe", "Dan", "Rick" };
			List<ComplexData> DataObject = new List<ComplexData>();
			DataObject.Add(new ComplexData() { Account = 1, City = "Ramhurst", Names = "Rick,Peter,Paul" });
			DataObject.Add(new ComplexData() { Account = 2, City = "Paulson", Names = "David,Dan,Daryl" });
			DataObject.Add(new ComplexData() { Account = 3, City = "Petersburg", Names = "Nuk,Nit,Nat" });
			DataObject.Add(new ComplexData() { Account = 4, City = "Salsburg", Names = "Joe,Diane,Tracy" });
			DataObject.Add(new ComplexData() { Account = 5, City = "Templeton", Names = "Larry,Nancy,Bob" });
			var newList = (from item in DataObject
						from name in namesArray
						where item.Names.Contains(name)
						select item);
			foreach (var item in newList)
				Console.WriteLine(string.Format("Account - {0}; City - {1}; Names - {2}", item.Account, item.City, item.Names));
			Console.ReadLine();
		}
	}
}

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Produces the following output:Capture.JPG-saige-
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