Dom Serializer Base. Get Expression(IDesignerSerializationManager, Object) Method
Returns an expression for the given object.
protected: System::CodeDom::CodeExpression ^ GetExpression(System::ComponentModel::Design::Serialization::IDesignerSerializationManager ^ manager, System::Object ^ value);
protected System.CodeDom.CodeExpression GetExpression (System.ComponentModel.Design.Serialization.IDesignerSerializationManager manager, object value);
member this.GetExpression : System.ComponentModel.Design.Serialization.IDesignerSerializationManager * obj -> System.CodeDom.CodeExpression
Protected Function GetExpression (manager As IDesignerSerializationManager, value As Object) As CodeExpression
The object for which to get an expression.
A CodeExpression representing
null if there is no existing expression for
The GetExpression method returns an expression representing the given object. It can return
null, indicating that no expression has been set that describes the object. Expressions are acquired in one of three ways:
The expression could be the result of a prior call to the SetExpression method.
The expression could have been found in the RootContext.
The expression could be derived through IReferenceService.
To derive expressions through IReferenceService, the GetExpression method queries the reference service for a name for the given object. If the expression service returns a valid name, IReferenceService, the GetExpression method checks to see if there is a "." in the name. This indicates that the expression service found this object as the return value of a read-only property on another object. If there is a ".", GetExpression will split the reference into parts. The leftmost part is a name that will be evaluated with the GetInstance method. For each subsequent part, a property reference expression will be built. The final expression will then be returned.
If the object did not have an expression set, or if the object was not found in the reference service, GetExpression will return
null, indicating there is no existing expression for the object.