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BinaryExpression Class

Represents an expression that has a binary operator.

System.Object
  System.Linq.Expressions.Expression
    System.Linq.Expressions.BinaryExpression

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

'Declaration
Public Class BinaryExpression _
	Inherits Expression

The BinaryExpression type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertyCanReduceGets a value that indicates whether the expression tree node can be reduced. (Overrides Expression.CanReduce.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneConversionGets the type conversion function that is used by a coalescing or compound assignment operation.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneIsLiftedGets a value that indicates whether the expression tree node represents a lifted call to an operator.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneIsLiftedToNullGets a value that indicates whether the expression tree node represents a lifted call to an operator whose return type is lifted to a nullable type.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneLeftGets the left operand of the binary operation.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneMethodGets the implementing method for the binary operation.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneNodeTypeGets the node type of this Expression. (Inherited from Expression.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneRightGets the right operand of the binary operation.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneTypeGets the static type of the expression that this Expression represents. (Inherited from Expression.)
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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 the binary expression node to a simpler expression. (Overrides Expression.Reduce.)
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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The following tables summarize the factory methods that can be used to create a BinaryExpression that has a specific node type, represented by the NodeType property. Each table contains information for a specific class of operations such as arithmetic or bitwise.

Binary Arithmetic Operations

Bitwise Operations

Node Type

Factory Method

And

And

Or

Or

ExclusiveOr

ExclusiveOr

Shift Operations

Conditional Boolean Operations

Node Type

Factory Method

AndAlso

AndAlso

OrElse

OrElse

Comparison Operations

Coalescing Operations

Node Type

Factory Method

Coalesce

Coalesce

Array Indexing Operations

Node Type

Factory Method

ArrayIndex

ArrayIndex

In addition, the MakeBinary methods can also be used to create a BinaryExpression. These factory methods can be used to create a BinaryExpression of any node type that represents a binary operation. The parameter of these methods that is of type NodeType specifies the desired node type.

The following example creates a BinaryExpression object that represents the subtraction of one number from another.


' Create a BinaryExpression that represents subtracting 14 from 53.
Dim binaryExpression As System.Linq.Expressions.BinaryExpression = _
    System.Linq.Expressions.Expression.MakeBinary( _
        System.Linq.Expressions.ExpressionType.Subtract, _
        System.Linq.Expressions.Expression.Constant(53), _
        System.Linq.Expressions.Expression.Constant(14))

outputBlock.Text &= binaryExpression.ToString() & vbCrLf

' This code produces the following output:
'
' (53 - 14)


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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