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Expression.OrElse Method (Expression, Expression, MethodInfo)

Creates a BinaryExpression that represents a conditional OR operation that evaluates the second operand only if the first operand evaluates to false.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared Function OrElse ( _
	left As Expression, _
	right As Expression, _
	method As MethodInfo _
) As BinaryExpression

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.
method
Type: System.Reflection.MethodInfo
A MethodInfo to set the Method property equal to.

Return Value

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

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

left or right is Nothing.

ArgumentException

method is not Nothing and the method it represents returns void, is not static (Shared in Visual Basic), or does not take exactly two arguments.

InvalidOperationException

method is Nothing and the bitwise OR operator is not defined for left.Type and right.Type.

-or-

method is Nothing and left.Type and right.Type are not the same Boolean 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 and IsLiftedToNull properties are both true. Otherwise, they are false. The Conversion property is Nothing.

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 method is not Nothing and it represents a non-void, static (Shared in Visual Basic) method that takes two arguments, it is the implementing method for the node.

  • Otherwise, if the Type property of either left or right represents a user-defined type that overloads the bitwise OR operator, the MethodInfo that represents that method is the implementing method.

    NoteNote:

    The conditional OR operator cannot be overloaded in C# or Visual Basic. However, the conditional OR operator is evaluated by using the bitwise OR operator. Thus, a user-defined overload of the bitwise OR operator can be the implementing method for this node type.

  • Otherwise, if left.Type and right.Type are Boolean types, the implementing method is Nothing.

Node Type and Lifted versus Non-Lifted

If the implementing method is not Nothing:

  • 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 the nullable type that corresponds to the return type of the implementing method:

    • 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 a non-nullable value type.

If the implementing method is Nothing:

  • left.Type and right.Type are the same Boolean type.

  • If left.Type and right.Type are non-nullable, the node is not lifted. The type of the node is the result type of the predefined conditional OR operator.

  • If left.Type and right.Type are nullable, the node is lifted. The type of the node is the nullable type that corresponds to the result type of the predefined conditional OR operator.

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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