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Expression.LessThanOrEqual Method (Expression, Expression)

Creates a BinaryExpression that represents a " less than or equal" numeric comparison.

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

public static BinaryExpression LessThanOrEqual(
	Expression left,
	Expression right
)

Parameters

left
Type: System.Linq.Expressions.Expression
An Expression to set the Left property equal to.
right
Type: System.Linq.Expressions.Expression
An Expression to set the Right property equal to.

Return Value

Type: System.Linq.Expressions.BinaryExpression
A BinaryExpression that has the NodeType property equal to LessThanOrEqual and the Left and Right properties set to the specified values.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

left or right is null.

InvalidOperationException

The "less than or equal" operator is not defined for left.Type and right.Type.

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 property is true. Otherwise, it is false. The IsLiftedToNull property is always 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 "less than or equal" operator, the MethodInfo that represents that method is the implementing method.

  • Otherwise, if left.Type and right.Type are numeric 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 Boolean:

    • 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 Boolean.

If the implementing method is null:

  • If left.Type and right.Type are both non-nullable, the node is not lifted. The type of the node is Boolean.

  • If left.Type and right.Type are both nullable, the node is lifted. The type of the node is Boolean.

The following code example shows how to create an expression that compares two integers.


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

// This expression compares the values of its two arguments.
// Both arguments must be of the same type.
Expression lessThanOrEqual = Expression.LessThanOrEqual(
    Expression.Constant(42),
    Expression.Constant(45)
);

// Print out the expression.
outputBlock.Text += lessThanOrEqual.ToString() + "\n";

// The following statement first creates an expression tree,
// then compiles it, and then executes it. 
outputBlock.Text += Expression.Lambda<Func<bool>>(lessThanOrEqual).Compile()() + "\n";

// This code example produces the following output:
//
// (42 <= 45)
// True


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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