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MemberInitExpression Class

Represents calling a constructor and initializing one or more members of the new object.

Namespace:  System.Linq.Expressions
Assembly:  System.Core (in System.Core.dll)
public sealed class MemberInitExpression : Expression

Use the MemberInit factory methods to create a MemberInitExpression.

The value of the NodeType property of a MemberInitExpression is MemberInit.

The following example creates a MemberInitExpression that represents the initialization of two members of a new object.

class Animal
{
    public string Species {get; set;}
    public int Age {get; set;}
}

public static void CreateMemberInitExpression()
{
    System.Linq.Expressions.NewExpression newAnimal =
        System.Linq.Expressions.Expression.New(typeof(Animal));

    System.Reflection.MemberInfo speciesMember =
        typeof(Animal).GetMember("Species")[0];
    System.Reflection.MemberInfo ageMember =
        typeof(Animal).GetMember("Age")[0];

    // Create a MemberBinding object for each member 
    // that you want to initialize.
    System.Linq.Expressions.MemberBinding speciesMemberBinding =
        System.Linq.Expressions.Expression.Bind(
            speciesMember,
            System.Linq.Expressions.Expression.Constant("horse"));
    System.Linq.Expressions.MemberBinding ageMemberBinding =
        System.Linq.Expressions.Expression.Bind(
            ageMember,
            System.Linq.Expressions.Expression.Constant(12));

    // Create a MemberInitExpression that represents initializing 
    // two members of the 'Animal' class.
    System.Linq.Expressions.MemberInitExpression memberInitExpression =
        System.Linq.Expressions.Expression.MemberInit(
            newAnimal,
            speciesMemberBinding,
            ageMemberBinding);

    Console.WriteLine(memberInitExpression.ToString());

    // This code produces the following output: 
    // 
    // new Animal() {Species = "horse", Age = 12}
}
System.Object
  System.Linq.Expressions.Expression
    System.Linq.Expressions.MemberInitExpression
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5
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