Recently I was using resharper to refactor some of my code and found that it was suggesting to use any() extension method instead of count() method in List<T>. I was really keen about performance and found that resharper was right. There is huge performance difference between any() and count() if you are using count() just to check whether list is empty or not. Difference between Count() and Any(): In Count() method code will traverse all the list and get total number of objects in list while in Any() will return after examining first element in the sequence. So in list where we have many object it will be significant execution time if we use count().