Expression.LessThan Method (Expression, Expression)
Creates a BinaryExpression that represents a "less than" numeric comparison.
Assembly: System.Core (in System.Core.dll)
The resulting BinaryExpression has the Method property set to the implementing method. The Type property is set to the type of the node. If the node is lifted, the IsLifted property is true. Otherwise, it is false. The IsLiftedToNull property is always false. The Conversion property is null.
The following information describes the implementing method, the node type, and whether a node is lifted.
The implementing method for the operation is chosen based on the following rules:
If the implementing method is not null:
If left.Type and right.Type are assignable to the corresponding argument types of the implementing method, the node is not lifted. The type of the node is the return type of the implementing method.
If the following two conditions are satisfied, the node is lifted and the type of the node is Boolean:
left.Type and right.Type are both value types of which at least one is nullable and the corresponding non-nullable types are equal to the corresponding argument types of the implementing method.
The return type of the implementing method is Boolean.
If the implementing method is null:
The following code example shows how to create an expression that compares two integers.
// Add the following directive to your file: // using System.Linq.Expressions; // This expression compares the values of its two arguments. // Both arguments must be of the same type. Expression lessThanExpr = Expression.LessThan( Expression.Constant(42), Expression.Constant(45) ); // Print out the expression. Console.WriteLine(lessThanExpr.ToString()); // The following statement first creates an expression tree, // then compiles it, and then executes it. Console.WriteLine( Expression.Lambda<Func<bool>>(lessThanExpr).Compile()()); // This code example produces the following output: // // (42 < 45) // True
Available since 8
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Available since 8.1