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Expression.MakeMemberAccess Method

Creates a MemberExpression that represents accessing either a field or a property.

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

public static MemberExpression MakeMemberAccess(
	Expression expression,
	MemberInfo member


Type: System.Linq.Expressions.Expression

An Expression that represents the object that the member belongs to. This can be null for static members.

Type: System.Reflection.MemberInfo

The MemberInfo that describes the field or property to be accessed.

Return Value

Type: System.Linq.Expressions.MemberExpression
The MemberExpression that results from calling the appropriate factory method.


member is null.


member does not represent a field or property.

This method can be used to create a MemberExpression that represents accessing either a field or a property, depending on the type of member. If member is of type FieldInfo, this method calls Field to create the MemberExpression. If member is of type PropertyInfo, this method calls Property to create the MemberExpression.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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