GotoExpression GotoExpression GotoExpression GotoExpression Class

Definition

Represents an unconditional jump. This includes return statements, break and continue statements, and other jumps.

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

Examples

The following example demonstrates how to create an expression that contains a GotoExpression object by using the Goto method.

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

// A label expression of the void type that is the target for the GotoExpression.
LabelTarget returnTarget = Expression.Label();

// This block contains a GotoExpression.
// It transfers execution to a label expression that is initialized with the same LabelTarget as the GotoExpression.
// The types of the GotoExpression, label expression, and LabelTarget must match.
BlockExpression blockExpr =
    Expression.Block(
        Expression.Call(typeof(Console).GetMethod("WriteLine", new Type[] { typeof(string) }), Expression.Constant("GoTo")),
        Expression.Goto(returnTarget),
        Expression.Call(typeof(Console).GetMethod("WriteLine", new Type[] { typeof(string) }), Expression.Constant("Other Work")),
        Expression.Label(returnTarget)
    );

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

// This code example produces the following output:
//
// GoTo

// "Other Work" is not printed because 
// the GoTo expression transfers execution from Expression.GoTo(returnTarget)
// to Expression.Label(returnTarget).
' Add the following directive to your file:
' Imports System.Linq.Expressions  

' A label expression of the void type that is the target for the GoToExpression.
Dim returnTarget As LabelTarget = Expression.Label()

' This block contains a GotoExpression.
' It transfers execution to a label expression that is initialized with the same LabelTarget as the GotoExpression.
' The types of the GotoExpression, label expression, and LabelTarget must match.
Dim blockExpr As BlockExpression =
      Expression.Block(
          Expression.Call(GetType(Console).GetMethod("WriteLine", New Type() {GetType(String)}), Expression.Constant("GoTo")),
          Expression.Goto(returnTarget),
          Expression.Call(GetType(Console).GetMethod("WriteLine", New Type() {GetType(String)}), Expression.Constant("Other Work")),
          Expression.Label(returnTarget)
      )

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

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

' "Other Work" is not printed because 
' the Return expression transfers execution from Expression.GoTo(returnTarget)
' to Expression.Label(returnTarget).

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)
Kind Kind Kind Kind

The kind of the "go to" expression. Serves information purposes only.

NodeType NodeType NodeType NodeType

Returns the node type of this Expression.

Target Target Target Target

The target label where this node jumps to.

Type Type Type Type

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

Value Value Value Value

The value passed to the target, or null if the target is of type System.Void.

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).

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