Expression.AndAlso Method

Definition

Creates a BinaryExpression that represents a conditional AND operation that evaluates the second operand only if the first operand evaluates to true.

Overloads

AndAlso(Expression, Expression, MethodInfo)

Creates a BinaryExpression that represents a conditional AND operation that evaluates the second operand only if the first operand is resolved to true. The implementing method can be specified.

AndAlso(Expression, Expression)

Creates a BinaryExpression that represents a conditional AND operation that evaluates the second operand only if the first operand evaluates to true.

AndAlso(Expression, Expression, MethodInfo)

Creates a BinaryExpression that represents a conditional AND operation that evaluates the second operand only if the first operand is resolved to true. The implementing method can be specified.

public:
 static System::Linq::Expressions::BinaryExpression ^ AndAlso(System::Linq::Expressions::Expression ^ left, System::Linq::Expressions::Expression ^ right, System::Reflection::MethodInfo ^ method);
public static System.Linq.Expressions.BinaryExpression AndAlso (System.Linq.Expressions.Expression left, System.Linq.Expressions.Expression right, System.Reflection.MethodInfo method);
static member AndAlso : System.Linq.Expressions.Expression * System.Linq.Expressions.Expression * System.Reflection.MethodInfo -> System.Linq.Expressions.BinaryExpression
Public Shared Function AndAlso (left As Expression, right As Expression, method As MethodInfo) As BinaryExpression

Parameters

left
Expression

A Expression to set the Left property equal to.

right
Expression

A Expression to set the Right property equal to.

method
MethodInfo

A MethodInfo to set the Method property equal to.

Returns

A BinaryExpression that has the NodeType property equal to AndAlso and the Left, Right, and Method properties set to the specified values.

Exceptions

left or right is null.

method is not null and the method it represents returns void, is not static (Shared in Visual Basic), or does not take exactly two arguments.

method is null and the bitwise AND operator is not defined for left.Type and right.Type.

-or-

method is null and left.Type and right.Type are not the same Boolean type.

Remarks

The resulting BinaryExpression has the Method property set to the implementing method. The Type property is set to the type of the node. If the node is lifted, the IsLifted and IsLiftedToNull properties are both true. Otherwise, they are false. The Conversion property is null.

The following information describes the implementing method, the node type, and whether a node is lifted.

Implementing Method

The implementing method for the operation is chosen based on the following rules:

  • If method is not null and it represents a non-void, static (Shared in Visual Basic) method that takes two arguments, it is the implementing method for the node.

  • Otherwise, if the Type property of either left or right represents a user-defined type that overloads the bitwise AND operator, the MethodInfo that represents that method is the implementing method.

    Note

    The conditional AND operator cannot be overloaded in C# or Visual Basic. However, the conditional AND operator is evaluated by using the bitwise AND operator. Thus, a user-defined overload of the bitwise AND operator can be the implementing method for this node type.

  • Otherwise, if left.Type and right.Type are Boolean types, the implementing method is null.

Node Type and Lifted versus Non-Lifted

If the implementing method is not null:

  • If left.Type and right.Type are assignable to the corresponding argument types of the implementing method, the node is not lifted. The type of the node is the return type of the implementing method.

  • If the following two conditions are satisfied, the node is lifted and the type of the node is the nullable type that corresponds to the return type of the implementing method:

    • left.Type and right.Type are both value types of which at least one is nullable, and the corresponding non-nullable types are equal to the corresponding argument types of the implementing method.

    • The return type of the implementing method is a non-nullable value type.

If the implementing method is null:

  • left.Type and right.Type are the same Boolean type.

  • If left.Type and right.Type are non-nullable, the node is not lifted. The type of the node is the result type of the predefined conditional AND operator.

  • If left.Type and right.Type are nullable, the node is lifted. The type of the node is the nullable type that corresponds to the result type of the predefined conditional AND operator.

AndAlso(Expression, Expression)

Creates a BinaryExpression that represents a conditional AND operation that evaluates the second operand only if the first operand evaluates to true.

public:
 static System::Linq::Expressions::BinaryExpression ^ AndAlso(System::Linq::Expressions::Expression ^ left, System::Linq::Expressions::Expression ^ right);
public static System.Linq.Expressions.BinaryExpression AndAlso (System.Linq.Expressions.Expression left, System.Linq.Expressions.Expression right);
static member AndAlso : System.Linq.Expressions.Expression * System.Linq.Expressions.Expression -> System.Linq.Expressions.BinaryExpression
Public Shared Function AndAlso (left As Expression, right As Expression) As BinaryExpression

Parameters

left
Expression

A Expression to set the Left property equal to.

right
Expression

A Expression to set the Right property equal to.

Returns

A BinaryExpression that has the NodeType property equal to AndAlso and the Left and Right properties set to the specified values.

Exceptions

left or right is null.

The bitwise AND operator is not defined for left.Type and right.Type.

-or-

left.Type and right.Type are not the same Boolean type.

Examples

The following code example shows how to create an expression that performs a logical AND operation on its two operands only if the first operand evaluates to true.

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

// This expression perfroms a logical AND operation
// on its two arguments, but if the first argument is false,
// then the second arument is not evaluated.
// Both arguments must be of the boolean type.
Expression andAlsoExpr = Expression.AndAlso(
    Expression.Constant(false),
    Expression.Constant(true)
);

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

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

// This code example produces the following output:
//
// (False AndAlso True)
// False

' Add the following directive to your file:
' Imports System.Linq.Expressions  

' This expression performs a logical AND operation
' on its two arguments, but if the first argument is false,
' the second argument is not evaluated.
' Both arguments must be of the Boolean type.
Dim andAlsoExpr As Expression = Expression.AndAlso(
     Expression.Constant(False),
     Expression.Constant(True)
 )

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

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

' This code example produces the following output:
'
' (False AndAlso True)
' False

Remarks

The resulting BinaryExpression has the Method property set to the implementing method. The Type property is set to the type of the node. If the node is lifted, the IsLifted and IsLiftedToNull properties are both true. Otherwise, they are false. The Conversion property is null.

The following information describes the implementing method, the node type, and whether a node is lifted.

Implementing Method

The following rules determine the implementing method for the operation:

  • If the Type property of either left or right represents a user-defined type that overloads the bitwise AND operator, the MethodInfo that represents that method is the implementing method.

    Note

    The conditional AND operator cannot be overloaded in C# or Visual Basic. However, the conditional AND operator is evaluated by using the bitwise AND operator. Thus, a user-defined overload of the bitwise AND operator can be the implementing method for this node type.

  • Otherwise, if left.Type and right.Type are Boolean types, the implementing method is null.

Node Type and Lifted versus Non-Lifted

If the implementing method is not null:

  • If left.Type and right.Type are assignable to the corresponding argument types of the implementing method, the node is not lifted. The type of the node is the return type of the implementing method.

  • If the following two conditions are satisfied, the node is lifted and the type of the node is the nullable type that corresponds to the return type of the implementing method:

    • left.Type and right.Type are both value types of which at least one is nullable, and the corresponding non-nullable types are equal to the corresponding argument types of the implementing method.

    • The return type of the implementing method is a non-nullable value type.

If the implementing method is null:

  • left.Type and right.Type are the same Boolean type.

  • If left.Type and right.Type are non-nullable, the node is not lifted. The type of the node is the result type of the predefined conditional AND operator.

  • If left.Type and right.Type are nullable, the node is lifted. The type of the node is the nullable type that corresponds to the result type of the predefined conditional AND operator.

Applies to