DefaultExpression Class

Definition

Represents the default value of a type or an empty expression.

public ref class DefaultExpression sealed : System::Linq::Expressions::Expression
public sealed class DefaultExpression : System.Linq.Expressions.Expression
type DefaultExpression = class
    inherit Expression
Public NotInheritable Class DefaultExpression
Inherits Expression
Inheritance
DefaultExpression

Examples

The following code example shows how to create an expression that represents a default value for a given type by using the Default method.

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

// This expression represents the default value of a type
// (0 for integer, null for a string, etc.)
Expression defaultExpr = Expression.Default(
                            typeof(byte)
                        );

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

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

// This code example produces the following output:
//
// default(Byte)
// 0
' Add the following directive to your file:
' Imports System.Linq.Expressions  

' This expression represents the default value of a type
' (0 for integer, null for a string, and so on).
Dim defaultExpr As Expression = Expression.Default(
                                        GetType(Byte)
                                    )

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

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

' This code example produces the following output:
'
' default(Byte)
' 0

Properties

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)
NodeType

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

Type

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

Methods

Accept(ExpressionVisitor)

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

(Inherited from Expression)
Equals(Object)

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

(Inherited from Object)
GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
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()

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()

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()

Returns a textual representation of the Expression.

(Inherited from Expression)
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