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MemberExpression Class

Represents accessing a field or property.

System.Object
  System.Linq.Expressions.Expression
    System.Linq.Expressions.MemberExpression

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

The MemberExpression type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertyCanReduceIndicates 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.)
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryExpressionGets the containing object of the field or property.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryMemberGets the field or property to be accessed.
Public propertyNodeTypeReturns the node type of this Expression. (Overrides Expression.NodeType.)
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryTypeGets 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 Portable Class LibraryEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodReduceReduces 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 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 Portable Class LibraryToStringReturns 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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Use the Field, Property or PropertyOrField factory methods to create a MemberExpression.

The value of the NodeType property of a MemberExpression is MemberAccess.

The following example creates a MemberExpression that represents getting the value of a field member.


class Animal
{
    public string species;
}

public static void CreateFieldExpression()
{
    Animal horse = new Animal();

    // Create a MemberExpression that represents getting
    // the value of the 'species' field of class 'Animal'.
    System.Linq.Expressions.MemberExpression memberExpression =
        System.Linq.Expressions.Expression.Field(
            System.Linq.Expressions.Expression.Constant(horse),
            "species");

    Console.WriteLine(memberExpression.ToString());

    // This code produces the following output:
    //
    // value(CodeSnippets.FieldExample+Animal).species
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

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.
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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