C# List of objects, how to get the sum of a property

c++listsum

I have a list of objects. One property of the individual object entry is amount. How do I get the sum of amount?

If my list was of type double I may be able to do something like this:

double total = myList.Sum();

However I want to something similar to this, yet this syntax is incorrect.

double total = myList.amount.Sum();

How should I go about accomplishing this? I would love to use the Sum function if possible instead of looping through and calculating the value.

Best Solution

using System.Linq;

...

double total = myList.Sum(item => item.Amount);