score:173

Accepted answer

A cross-join is simply the Cartesian product of two sets. There's no explicit join operator for it.

var combo = from p in people
            from c in cars
            select new
            {
                p.Name,
                c.Make,
                c.Model,
                c.Colour
            };

score:8

Extension Method:

public static IEnumerable<Tuple<T1, T2>> CrossJoin<T1, T2>(this IEnumerable<T1> sequence1, IEnumerable<T2> sequence2)
{
    return sequence1.SelectMany(t1 => sequence2.Select(t2 => Tuple.Create(t1, t2)));
}

And use like:

vals1.CrossJoin(vals2)

score:13

A Tuple is a good type for Cartesian product:

public static IEnumerable<Tuple<T1, T2>> CrossJoin<T1, T2>(IEnumerable<T1> sequence1, IEnumerable<T2> sequence2)
{
    return sequence1.SelectMany(t1 => sequence2.Select(t2 => Tuple.Create(t1, t2)));
}

score:27

Based on Steve's answer, the simplest expression would be this:

var combo = from Person in people
            from Car    in cars
            select new {Person, Car};

score:43

The same thing with the Linq extension method SelectMany (lambda syntax):

var names = new string[] { "Ana", "Raz", "John" };
var numbers = new int[] { 1, 2, 3 };
var newList=names.SelectMany(
    x => numbers,
    (y, z) => { return y + z + " test "; });
foreach (var item in newList)
{
    Console.WriteLine(item);
}

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