Expression.Not Method (Expression, MethodInfo)

Creates a UnaryExpression that represents a bitwise complement operation. The implementing method can be specified.

Namespace:  System.Linq.Expressions
Assembly:  System.Core (in System.Core.dll)

public static UnaryExpression Not(
	Expression expression,
	MethodInfo method
)

Parameters

expression
Type: System.Linq.Expressions.Expression

An Expression to set the Operand property equal to.

method
Type: System.Reflection.MethodInfo

A MethodInfo to set the Method property equal to.

Return Value

Type: System.Linq.Expressions.UnaryExpression
A UnaryExpression that has the NodeType property equal to Not and the Operand and Method properties set to the specified values.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

expression is null.

ArgumentException

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

InvalidOperationException

method is null and the unary not operator is not defined for expression.Type.

-or-

expression.Type (or its corresponding non-nullable type if it is a nullable value type) is not assignable to the argument type of the method represented by method.

The Method property of the resulting UnaryExpression is 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 following rules determine the implementing method for the operation:

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

  • If expression.Type is a user-defined type that defines the unary not operator, the MethodInfo that represents that operator is the implementing method.

  • Otherwise, if expression.Type is a numeric type, the implementing method is null.

If the implementing method is not null:

  • If expression.Type is assignable to the argument type 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:

    • expression.Type is a nullable value type and the corresponding non-nullable value type is equal to the argument type of the implementing method.

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

If the implementing method is null, the type of the node is expression.Type. If expression.Type is non-nullable, the node is not lifted. Otherwise, the node is lifted.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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