Compiler Error CS0838

An expression tree may not contain a multidimensional array initializer.

Multidimensional arrays in expression trees cannot be initialized by using an array initializer.

To correct this error

  1. Create and initialize the array before creating the expression tree.

Example

The following example generates CS0838:

// cs0838.cs  
using System;  
using System.Linq;  
using System.Linq.Expressions;  
  
namespace TestNamespace  
{  
    class Test  
    {  
        static int Main()  
        {  
  
            Expression<Func<int[,]>> expr =  
                () => new int[2, 2] { { 1, 2 }, { 3, 4 } }; // CS0838  
  
            // try the following 2 lines instead  
            int[,] nums = new int[2, 2] { { 1, 2 }, { 3, 4 } };  
            Expression<Func<int[,]>> expr2 = () => nums;
  
            return 1;  
        }  
    }  
}  

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