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ConditionalExpression Class

Represents an expression that has a conditional operator.

System.Object
  System.Linq.Expressions.Expression
    System.Linq.Expressions.ConditionalExpression

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

public class ConditionalExpression : Expression

The ConditionalExpression type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertyCanReduceIndicates 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.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneIfFalseGets the expression to execute if the test evaluates to false.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneIfTrueGets the expression to execute if the test evaluates to true.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneNodeTypeReturns the node type of this expression. Extension nodes should return Extension when overriding this method. (Overrides Expression.NodeType.)

In Silverlight for Windows Phone Windows Phone OS 7.1, this member is inherited from Expression.NodeType.


In XNA Framework Windows Phone OS 7.0, this member is inherited from Expression.NodeType.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneTestGets the test of the conditional operation.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneTypeGets the static type of the expression that this Expression represents. (Overrides Expression.Type.)

In Silverlight for Windows Phone Windows Phone OS 7.1, this member is inherited from Expression.Type.


In XNA Framework Windows Phone OS 7.0, this member is inherited from Expression.Type.
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  NameDescription
Protected methodAcceptDispatches to the specific visit method for this node type. For example, MethodCallExpression calls the VisitMethodCall. (Overrides Expression.Accept(ExpressionVisitor).)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodReduceReduces 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.)
Public methodReduceAndCheckReduces 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.)
Public methodReduceExtensionsReduces 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.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneToStringReturns a textual representation of the Expression. (Inherited from Expression.)
Public methodUpdateCreates 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
Protected methodVisitChildrenReduces 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.)
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Use the Condition factory method to create a ConditionalExpression.

The NodeType of a ConditionalExpression is Conditional.

The following code example shows how to create an expression that represents a conditional statement. If the first argument evaluates to true, the second argument is executed; otherwise, the third argument is executed.


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

int num = 100;

// This expression represents a conditional operation. 
// It evaluates the test (first expression) and
// executes the iftrue block (second argument) if the test evaluates to true, 
// or the iffalse block (third argument) if the test evaluates to false.
Expression conditionExpr = Expression.Condition(
                           Expression.Constant(num > 10),
                           Expression.Constant("num is greater than 10"),
                           Expression.Constant("num is smaller than 10")
                         );

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

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

// This code example produces the following output:
//
// IIF("True", "num is greater than 10", "num is smaller than 10")
// num is greater than 10


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.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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