ConditionalExpression ConditionalExpression ConditionalExpression ConditionalExpression Class

Definition

Represents an expression that has a conditional operator.

public ref class ConditionalExpression : System::Linq::Expressions::Expression
public class ConditionalExpression : System.Linq.Expressions.Expression
type ConditionalExpression = class
    inherit Expression
Public Class ConditionalExpression
Inherits Expression
Inheritance
ConditionalExpressionConditionalExpressionConditionalExpressionConditionalExpression

Examples

The following code example shows how to create an expression that represents a conditional statement. If the first argument evaluates to true, the second argument is executed; otherwise, the third argument is executed.

// Add the following directive to your file:
// using System.Linq.Expressions; 

int num = 100;

// This expression represents a conditional operation. 
// It evaluates the test (first expression) and
// executes the iftrue block (second argument) if the test evaluates to true, 
// or the iffalse block (third argument) if the test evaluates to false.
Expression conditionExpr = Expression.Condition(
                           Expression.Constant(num > 10),
                           Expression.Constant("num is greater than 10"),
                           Expression.Constant("num is smaller than 10")
                         );

// Print out the expression.
Console.WriteLine(conditionExpr.ToString());

// The following statement first creates an expression tree,
// then compiles it, and then executes it.       
Console.WriteLine(
    Expression.Lambda<Func<string>>(conditionExpr).Compile()());

// This code example produces the following output:
//
// IIF("True", "num is greater than 10", "num is smaller than 10")
// num is greater than 10
' Add the following directive to your file:
' Imports System.Linq.Expressions  

Dim num As Integer = 100

' This expression represents a conditional operation; 
' it will evaluate the test (first expression) and
' execute the ifTrue block (second argument) if the test evaluates to true, 
' or the ifFalse block (third argument) if the test evaluates to false.
Dim conditionExpr As Expression = Expression.Condition(
                            Expression.Constant(num > 10),
                            Expression.Constant("n is greater than 10"),
                            Expression.Constant("n is smaller than 10")
                        )

' Print the expression.
Console.WriteLine(conditionExpr.ToString())

' The following statement first creates an expression tree,
' then compiles it, and then executes it.       
Console.WriteLine(
    Expression.Lambda(Of Func(Of String))(conditionExpr).Compile()())

' This code example produces the following output:
'
' IIF("True", "num is greater than 10", "num is smaller than 10")
' num is greater than 10

Remarks

Use the Condition factory method to create a ConditionalExpression.

The NodeType of a ConditionalExpression is Conditional.

Properties

CanReduce CanReduce CanReduce CanReduce

Indicates that the node can be reduced to a simpler node. If this returns true, Reduce() can be called to produce the reduced form.

(Inherited from Expression)
IfFalse IfFalse IfFalse IfFalse

Gets the expression to execute if the test evaluates to false.

IfTrue IfTrue IfTrue IfTrue

Gets the expression to execute if the test evaluates to true.

NodeType NodeType NodeType NodeType

Returns the node type of this expression. Extension nodes should return Extension when overriding this method.

Test Test Test Test

Gets the test of the conditional operation.

Type Type Type Type

Gets the static type of the expression that this Expression represents.

Methods

Accept(ExpressionVisitor) Accept(ExpressionVisitor) Accept(ExpressionVisitor) Accept(ExpressionVisitor)

Dispatches to the specific visit method for this node type. For example, MethodCallExpression calls the VisitMethodCall(MethodCallExpression).

Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
Reduce() Reduce() Reduce() Reduce()

Reduces this node to a simpler expression. If CanReduce returns true, this should return a valid expression. This method can return another node which itself must be reduced.

(Inherited from Expression)
ReduceAndCheck() ReduceAndCheck() ReduceAndCheck() ReduceAndCheck()

Reduces this node to a simpler expression. If CanReduce returns true, this should return a valid expression. This method can return another node which itself must be reduced.

(Inherited from Expression)
ReduceExtensions() ReduceExtensions() ReduceExtensions() ReduceExtensions()

Reduces the expression to a known node type (that is not an Extension node) or just returns the expression if it is already a known type.

(Inherited from Expression)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a textual representation of the Expression.

(Inherited from Expression)
Update(Expression, Expression, Expression) Update(Expression, Expression, Expression) Update(Expression, Expression, Expression) Update(Expression, Expression, Expression)

Creates a new expression that is like this one, but using the supplied children. If all of the children are the same, it will return this expression

VisitChildren(ExpressionVisitor) VisitChildren(ExpressionVisitor) VisitChildren(ExpressionVisitor) VisitChildren(ExpressionVisitor)

Reduces the node and then calls the visitor delegate on the reduced expression. The method throws an exception if the node is not reducible.

(Inherited from Expression)

Applies to