C# program to list the difference between two lists

CsharpProgrammingServer Side Programming

To get the difference between two lists, firstly set two lists in C# −

// first list
List < string > list1 = new List < string > ();
list1.Add("A");
list1.Add("B");
list1.Add("C");
list1.Add("D");

// second list
List < string > list2 = new List < string > ();
list2.Add("C");
list2.Add("D");
foreach(string value in list2) {
   Console.WriteLine(value);
}

To get the difference, use IEnumerable and Except() as shown below. The difference is shown in the third list −

IEnumerable < string > list3;
list3 = list1.Except(list2);

The following is the complete code −

Example

 Live Demo

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;

public class Demo {
   public static void Main() {
      List < string > list1 = new List < string > ();
      list1.Add("A");
      list1.Add("B");
      list1.Add("C");
      list1.Add("D");

      Console.WriteLine("First list...");
      foreach(string value in list1) {
         Console.WriteLine(value);
      }

      Console.WriteLine("Second list...");
      List < string > list2 = new List < string > ();

      list2.Add("C");
      list2.Add("D");
      foreach(string value in list2) {
         Console.WriteLine(value);
      }

      Console.WriteLine("Difference in the two lists...");
      IEnumerable < string > list3;
      list3 = list1.Except(list2);
      foreach(string value in list3) {
         Console.WriteLine(value);
      }

   }
}

Output

First list...
A
B
C
D
Second list...
C
D
Difference in the two lists...
A
B
raja
Published on 21-Aug-2018 13:18:19
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