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Expression.Field Method (Expression, String)

Creates a MemberExpression that represents accessing a field given the name of the field.

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

public static MemberExpression Field(
	Expression expression,
	string fieldName


Type: System.Linq.Expressions.Expression
An Expression whose Type contains a field named fieldName. This can be null for static fields.
Type: System.String
The name of a field to be accessed.

Return Value

Type: System.Linq.Expressions.MemberExpression
A MemberExpression that has the NodeType property equal to MemberAccess, the Expression property set to expression, and the Member property set to the FieldInfo that represents the field denoted by fieldName.


expression or fieldName is null.


No field named fieldName is defined in expression.Type or its base types.

The Type property of the resulting MemberExpression is equal to the FieldType property of the FieldInfo that represents the field denoted by fieldName.

This method searches expression.Type and its base types for a field that has the name fieldName. Public fields are given preference over non-public fields. If a matching field is found, this method passes expression and the FieldInfo that represents that field to Field.

The following code example shows how to create an expression that represents accessing a field.

// Add the following directive to your file:
// using System.Linq.Expressions;  

class TestFieldClass
    int sample = 40;

static void TestField()
    TestFieldClass obj = new TestFieldClass();

    // This expression represents accessing a field.
    // For static fields, the first parameter must be null.
    Expression fieldExpr = Expression.Field(

    // The following statement first creates an expression tree,
    // then compiles it, and then runs it.

// This code example produces the following output:
// 40

.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.