Expression.Break Method (LabelTarget)

 

Creates a GotoExpression representing a break statement.

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

Public Shared Function Break (
	target As LabelTarget
) As GotoExpression

Parameters

target
Type: System.Linq.Expressions.LabelTarget

The LabelTarget that the GotoExpression will jump to.

Return Value

Type: System.Linq.Expressions.GotoExpression

A GotoExpression with Kind equal to Break, the Target property set to target, and a null value to be passed to the target label upon jumping.

The following example demonstrates how to create an expression that contains a LoopExpression object that uses the Break method.

' Add the following directive to the file:
' Imports System.Linq.Expressions  
' Creating a parameter expression.
Dim value As ParameterExpression =
    Expression.Parameter(GetType(Integer), "value")

' Creating an expression to hold a local variable. 
Dim result As ParameterExpression =
    Expression.Parameter(GetType(Integer), "result")

' Creating a label to jump to from a loop.
Dim label As LabelTarget = Expression.Label(GetType(Integer))

' Creating a method body.
Dim block As BlockExpression = Expression.Block(
    New ParameterExpression() {result},
    Expression.Assign(result, Expression.Constant(1)),
    Expression.Loop(
        Expression.IfThenElse(
            Expression.GreaterThan(value, Expression.Constant(1)),
            Expression.MultiplyAssign(result,
                Expression.PostDecrementAssign(value)),
            Expression.Break(label, result)
        ),
        label
    )
)

' Compile an expression tree and return a delegate.
Dim factorial As Integer =
    Expression.Lambda(Of Func(Of Integer, Integer))(block, value).Compile()(5)

Console.WriteLine(factorial)

' This code example produces the following output:
'
' 120

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 4.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 8.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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