CodeCastExpression Class

Represents an expression cast to a data type or interface.

Namespace:  System.CodeDom
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

[SerializableAttribute]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
[ClassInterfaceAttribute(ClassInterfaceType.AutoDispatch)]
public class CodeCastExpression : CodeExpression

The CodeCastExpression type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodCodeCastExpression()Initializes a new instance of the CodeCastExpression class.
Public methodCodeCastExpression(CodeTypeReference, CodeExpression)Initializes a new instance of the CodeCastExpression class using the specified destination type and expression.
Public methodCodeCastExpression(String, CodeExpression)Initializes a new instance of the CodeCastExpression class using the specified destination type and expression.
Public methodCodeCastExpression(Type, CodeExpression)Initializes a new instance of the CodeCastExpression class using the specified destination type and expression.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyExpressionGets or sets the expression to cast.
Public propertyTargetTypeGets or sets the destination type of the cast.
Public propertyUserDataGets the user-definable data for the current object. (Inherited from CodeObject.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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CodeCastExpression can be used to represent an expression cast to a different data type or interface.

The Expression property indicates the CodeExpression to cast. The TargetType property indicates the type to cast to.

This example demonstrates using a CodeCastExpression to cast a System.Int32 value to a System.Int64 data type.

// This CodeCastExpression casts an Int32 of 1000 to an Int64.        
CodeCastExpression castExpression = new CodeCastExpression(
    // targetType parameter indicating the target type of the cast. 
    "System.Int64",
    // The CodeExpression to cast, here an Int32 value of 1000. 
    new CodePrimitiveExpression(1000) );    

// A C# code generator produces the following source code for the preceeding example code: 

// ((long)(1000));

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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.

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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