Expression.Goto Method (LabelTarget)


Creates a GotoExpression representing a "go to" statement.

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

Public Shared Function Goto (
	target As LabelTarget
) As GotoExpression


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 Goto, the Target property set to the specified value, 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 GotoExpression object.

' Add the following directive to your file:
' Imports System.Linq.Expressions  

' A label expression of the void type that is the target for the GoToExpression.
Dim returnTarget As LabelTarget = Expression.Label()

' This block contains a GotoExpression.
' It transfers execution to a label expression that is initialized with the same LabelTarget as the GotoExpression.
' The types of the GotoExpression, label expression, and LabelTarget must match.
Dim blockExpr As BlockExpression =
          Expression.Call(GetType(Console).GetMethod("WriteLine", New Type() {GetType(String)}), Expression.Constant("GoTo")),
          Expression.Call(GetType(Console).GetMethod("WriteLine", New Type() {GetType(String)}), Expression.Constant("Other Work")),

' The following statement first creates an expression tree,
' then compiles it, and then runs it.
Expression.Lambda(Of Action)(blockExpr).Compile()()

' This code example produces the following output:
' GoTo

' "Other Work" is not printed because 
' the Return expression transfers execution from Expression.GoTo(returnTarget)
' to Expression.Label(returnTarget).

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