Expression.Constant Method (Object)

Creates a ConstantExpression that has the Value property set to the specified value.

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

public static ConstantExpression Constant(
	Object value


Type: System.Object
An Object to set the Value property equal to.

Return Value

Type: System.Linq.Expressions.ConstantExpression
A ConstantExpression that has the NodeType property equal to Constant and the Value property set to the specified value.

The Type property of the resulting ConstantExpression is equal to the type of value. If value is null, Type is equal to Object.

To represent null, you can also use the Constant(Object, Type) method, with which you can explicitly specify the type.

The following code example shows how to create an expression that represents a constant value.

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

// This expression represents a Constant value.
Expression constantExpr = Expression.Constant(5.5);

// Print out the expression.
outputBlock.Text += constantExpr.ToString() + "\n";

// You can also use variables.
double num = 3.5;
constantExpr = Expression.Constant(num);
outputBlock.Text += constantExpr.ToString() + "\n";

// This code example produces the following output:
// 5.5
// 3.5


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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