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Expression.Continue Method (LabelTarget)

Creates a GotoExpression representing a continue statement.

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

public static GotoExpression Continue(
	LabelTarget target
)

Parameters

target
Type: System.Linq.Expressions.LabelTarget
The LabelTarget that the GotoExpression will jump to.

Return Value

Type: System.Linq.Expressions.GotoExpression
A GotoExpression with Kind equal to Continue, the Target property set to target, and a null value to be passed to the target label upon jumping.

The following example demonstrates how to create a loop expression that uses the Continue method.


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

// A label that is used by a break statement and a loop. 
LabelTarget breakLabel = Expression.Label();

// A label that is used by the Continue statement and the loop it refers to.
LabelTarget continueLabel = Expression.Label();

// This expression represents a Continue statement.
Expression continueExpr = Expression.Continue(continueLabel);

// A variable that triggers the exit from the loop.
ParameterExpression count = Expression.Parameter(typeof(int));

// A loop statement.
Expression loopExpr = Expression.Loop(
    Expression.Block(
        Expression.IfThen(
            Expression.GreaterThan(count, Expression.Constant(3)),
            Expression.Break(breakLabel)
        ),
        Expression.PreIncrementAssign(count),
        Expression.Call(
                    null,
                    typeof(Console).GetMethod("WriteLine", new Type[] { typeof(String) }),
                    Expression.Constant("Loop")
                ),
        continueExpr,
        Expression.PreDecrementAssign(count)
    ),
    breakLabel,
    continueLabel
);

// The following statement first creates an expression tree,
// then compiles it, and then runs it.
// Without the Continue statement, the loop would go on forever.
Expression.Lambda<Action<int>>(loopExpr, count).Compile()(1);

// This code example produces the following output:
//
// Loop
// Loop
// Loop


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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