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Expression.Block Method (Expression[])

Creates a BlockExpression that contains the given expressions and has no variables.

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

public static BlockExpression Block(
	params Expression[] expressions


Type: System.Linq.Expressions.Expression[]

The expressions in the block.

When the block expression is executed, it returns the value of the last expression in the block.

The following code example shows how to create a block expression. The block expression consists of two MethodCallExpression objects and one ConstantExpression object.

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

// The block expression allows for executing several expressions sequentually. 
// When the block expression is executed, 
// it returns the value of the last expression in the sequence.
BlockExpression blockExpr = Expression.Block(
        typeof(Console).GetMethod("Write", new Type[] { typeof(String) }),
        Expression.Constant("Hello ")
        typeof(Console).GetMethod("WriteLine", new Type[] { typeof(String) }),

Console.WriteLine("The result of executing the expression tree:");
// The following statement first creates an expression tree, 
// then compiles it, and then executes it.            
var result = Expression.Lambda<Func<int>>(blockExpr).Compile()();

// Print out the expressions from the block expression.
Console.WriteLine("The expressions from the block expression:");
foreach (var expr in blockExpr.Expressions)

// Print out the result of the tree execution.
Console.WriteLine("The return value of the block expression:");

// This code example produces the following output: 
// The result of executing the expression tree: 
// Hello World! 

// The expressions from the block expression: 
// Write("Hello ")
// WriteLine("World!")
// 42 

// The return value of the block expression: 
// 42

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

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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