Best way to convert IList or IEnumerable to Array

Which version of .NET are you using? If it’s .NET 3.5, I’d just call ToArray() and be done with it.

If you only have a non-generic IEnumerable, do something like this:

IEnumerable query = ...;
MyEntityType[] array = query.Cast<MyEntityType>().ToArray();

If you don’t know the type within that method but the method’s callers do know it, make the method generic and try this:

public static void T[] PerformQuery<T>()
    IEnumerable query = ...;
    T[] array = query.Cast<T>().ToArray();
    return array;

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