Condition Method (Expression, Expression, Expression)
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Expression.Condition Method (Expression, Expression, Expression)

Creates a ConditionalExpression that represents a conditional statement.

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

public static ConditionalExpression Condition(
	Expression test,
	Expression ifTrue,
	Expression ifFalse


Type: System.Linq.Expressions.Expression
An Expression to set the Test property equal to.
Type: System.Linq.Expressions.Expression
An Expression to set the IfTrue property equal to.
Type: System.Linq.Expressions.Expression
An Expression to set the IfFalse property equal to.

Return Value

Type: System.Linq.Expressions.ConditionalExpression
A ConditionalExpression that has the NodeType property equal to Conditional and the Test, IfTrue, and IfFalse properties set to the specified values.


test or ifTrue or ifFalse is null.


test.Type is not Boolean.


ifTrue.Type is not equal to ifFalse.Type.

The Type property of the resulting ConditionalExpression is equal to the Type property of ifTrue.

The following code example shows how to create an expression that represents a conditional statement. If the first argument evaluates to true, the second argument is executed; otherwise, the third argument is executed.

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

int num = 100;

// This expression represents a conditional operation. 
// It evaluates the test (first expression) and
// executes the iftrue block (second argument) if the test evaluates to true, 
// or the iffalse block (third argument) if the test evaluates to false.
Expression conditionExpr = Expression.Condition(
                           Expression.Constant(num > 10),
                           Expression.Constant("num is greater than 10"),
                           Expression.Constant("num is smaller than 10")

// Print out the expression.

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

// This code example produces the following output:
// IIF("True", "num is greater than 10", "num is smaller than 10")
// num is greater than 10

.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.

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