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LoopExpression Class

Represents an infinite loop. It can be exited with "break".

System.Object
  System.Linq.Expressions.Expression
    System.Linq.Expressions.LoopExpression

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

public sealed class LoopExpression : Expression

The LoopExpression type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryBodyGets the Expression that is the body of the loop.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryBreakLabelGets the LabelTarget that is used by the loop body as a break statement target.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryCanReduceIndicates that the node can be reduced to a simpler node. If this returns true, Reduce() can be called to produce the reduced form. (Inherited from Expression.)
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryContinueLabelGets the LabelTarget that is used by the loop body as a continue statement target.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryNodeTypeReturns the node type of this expression. Extension nodes should return Extension when overriding this method. (Overrides Expression.NodeType.)
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryTypeGets the static type of the expression that this Expression represents. (Overrides Expression.Type.)
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  NameDescription
Protected methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryAcceptDispatches to the specific visit method for this node type. For example, MethodCallExpression calls the VisitMethodCall. (Inherited from Expression.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryReduceReduces this node to a simpler expression. If CanReduce returns true, this should return a valid expression. This method can return another node which itself must be reduced. (Inherited from Expression.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryReduceAndCheckReduces this node to a simpler expression. If CanReduce returns true, this should return a valid expression. This method can return another node which itself must be reduced. (Inherited from Expression.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryReduceExtensionsReduces the expression to a known node type (that is not an Extension node) or just returns the expression if it is already a known type. (Inherited from Expression.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryToStringReturns a textual representation of the Expression. (Inherited from Expression.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryUpdateCreates a new expression that is like this one, but using the supplied children. If all of the children are the same, it will return this expression.
Protected methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryVisitChildrenReduces the node and then calls the visitor delegate on the reduced expression. The method throws an exception if the node is not reducible. (Inherited from Expression.)
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The following example demonstrates how to create a block expression that contains a LoopExpression object by using the Loop method.

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

// Creating a parameter expression.
ParameterExpression value = Expression.Parameter(typeof(int), "value");

// Creating an expression to hold a local variable. 
ParameterExpression result = Expression.Parameter(typeof(int), "result");

// Creating a label to jump to from a loop.
LabelTarget label = Expression.Label(typeof(int));

// Creating a method body.
BlockExpression block = Expression.Block(
    new[] { 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 and run an expression tree. 
int factorial = Expression.Lambda<Func<int, int>>(block, value).Compile()(5);

Console.WriteLine(factorial);

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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