Represents the default value of a type or an empty expression.
Assemblies: System.Core (in System.Core.dll)
System.Linq.Expressions (in System.Linq.Expressions.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|CanReduce||Indicates 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.)|
|NodeType||Returns the node type of this expression. Extension nodes should return Extension when overriding this method. (Overrides Expression.NodeType.)|
|Type||Gets the static type of the expression that this Expression represents. (Overrides Expression.Type.)|
|Accept||Dispatches to the specific visit method for this node type. For example, MethodCallExpression calls the VisitMethodCall. (Inherited from Expression.)|
|Equals(Object)||Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetHashCode||Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|Reduce||Reduces 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.)|
|ReduceAndCheck||Reduces 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.)|
|ReduceExtensions||Reduces 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.)|
|ToString||Returns a textual representation of the Expression. (Inherited from Expression.)|
|VisitChildren||Reduces 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.)|
The following code example shows how to create an expression that represents a default value for a given type by using the Default method.
// Add the following directive to your file: // using System.Linq.Expressions; // This expression represents the default value of a type // (0 for integer, null for a string, etc.) Expression defaultExpr = Expression.Default( typeof(byte) ); // Print out the expression. Console.WriteLine(defaultExpr.ToString()); // The following statement first creates an expression tree, // then compiles it, and then executes it. Console.WriteLine( Expression.Lambda<Func<byte>>(defaultExpr).Compile()()); // This code example produces the following output: // // default(Byte) // 0
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