Expression.SwitchCase Method

Definition

Creates a SwitchCase object to be used in a SwitchExpression object.

Overloads

SwitchCase(Expression, Expression[])

Creates a SwitchCase for use in a SwitchExpression.

SwitchCase(Expression, IEnumerable<Expression>)

Creates a SwitchCase object to be used in a SwitchExpression object.

SwitchCase(Expression, Expression[])

Creates a SwitchCase for use in a SwitchExpression.

public:
 static System::Linq::Expressions::SwitchCase ^ SwitchCase(System::Linq::Expressions::Expression ^ body, ... cli::array <System::Linq::Expressions::Expression ^> ^ testValues);
public static System.Linq.Expressions.SwitchCase SwitchCase (System.Linq.Expressions.Expression body, params System.Linq.Expressions.Expression[] testValues);
static member SwitchCase : System.Linq.Expressions.Expression * System.Linq.Expressions.Expression[] -> System.Linq.Expressions.SwitchCase
Public Shared Function SwitchCase (body As Expression, ParamArray testValues As Expression()) As SwitchCase

Parameters

body
Expression

The body of the case.

testValues
Expression[]

The test values of the case.

Returns

The created SwitchCase.

SwitchCase(Expression, IEnumerable<Expression>)

Creates a SwitchCase object to be used in a SwitchExpression object.

public:
 static System::Linq::Expressions::SwitchCase ^ SwitchCase(System::Linq::Expressions::Expression ^ body, System::Collections::Generic::IEnumerable<System::Linq::Expressions::Expression ^> ^ testValues);
public static System.Linq.Expressions.SwitchCase SwitchCase (System.Linq.Expressions.Expression body, System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<System.Linq.Expressions.Expression> testValues);
static member SwitchCase : System.Linq.Expressions.Expression * seq<System.Linq.Expressions.Expression> -> System.Linq.Expressions.SwitchCase
Public Shared Function SwitchCase (body As Expression, testValues As IEnumerable(Of Expression)) As SwitchCase

Parameters

body
Expression

The body of the case.

testValues
IEnumerable<Expression>

The test values of the case.

Returns

The created SwitchCase.

Examples

The following example demonstrates how to create an expression that represents a switch statement that has a default case.

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

// An expression that represents the switch value.
ConstantExpression switchValue = Expression.Constant(3);

// This expression represents a switch statement 
// that has a default case.
SwitchExpression switchExpr =
    Expression.Switch(
        switchValue,
        Expression.Call(
                    null,
                    typeof(Console).GetMethod("WriteLine", new Type[] { typeof(String) }),
                    Expression.Constant("Default")
                ),
        new SwitchCase[] {
            Expression.SwitchCase(
                Expression.Call(
                    null,
                    typeof(Console).GetMethod("WriteLine", new Type[] { typeof(String) }),
                    Expression.Constant("First")
                ),
                Expression.Constant(1)
            ),
            Expression.SwitchCase(
                Expression.Call(
                    null,
                    typeof(Console).GetMethod("WriteLine", new Type[] { typeof(String) }),
                    Expression.Constant("Second")
                ),
                Expression.Constant(2)
            )
        }
    );

// The following statement first creates an expression tree,
// then compiles it, and then runs it.
Expression.Lambda<Action>(switchExpr).Compile()();

// This code example produces the following output:
//
// Default
' Add the following directive to the file:
' Imports System.Linq.Expressions

' An expression that represents the switch value.
Dim switchValue As ConstantExpression = Expression.Constant(3)

' This expression represents a switch statement 
' that has a default case.
Dim switchExpr As SwitchExpression =
Expression.Switch(
    switchValue,
    Expression.Call(
                Nothing,
                GetType(Console).GetMethod("WriteLine", New Type() {GetType(String)}),
                Expression.Constant("Default")
            ),
    New SwitchCase() {
        Expression.SwitchCase(
            Expression.Call(
                Nothing,
                GetType(Console).GetMethod("WriteLine", New Type() {GetType(String)}),
                Expression.Constant("First")
            ),
            Expression.Constant(1)
        ),
        Expression.SwitchCase(
            Expression.Call(
                Nothing,
                GetType(Console).GetMethod("WriteLine", New Type() {GetType(String)}),
                Expression.Constant("Second")
            ),
            Expression.Constant(2)
        )
    }
)

' The following statement first creates an expression tree,
' then compiles it, and then runs it.
Expression.Lambda(Of Action)(switchExpr).Compile()()

' This code example produces the following output:
'
' Default

Remarks

All SwitchCase objects in a SwitchExpression object must have the same type, unless the SwitchExpression has the type void.

Each SwitchCase object has an implicit break statement, which means that there is no implicit fall through from one case label to another.

Applies to