Call Method (MethodInfo, Expression)

Expression.Call Method (MethodInfo, Expression)

Creates a MethodCallExpression that represents a call to a static (Shared in Visual Basic) method that takes one argument.

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

public static MethodCallExpression Call(
	MethodInfo method,
	Expression arg0


Type: System.Reflection.MethodInfo
A MethodInfo to set the Method property equal to.
Type: System.Linq.Expressions.Expression
The Expression that represents the first argument.

Return Value

Type: System.Linq.Expressions.MethodCallExpression
A MethodCallExpression that has the NodeType property equal to Call and the Object and Method properties set to the specified values.


method is null.

The following example demonstrates how to create an expression that calls a static (Shared in Visual Basic) method that takes one argument.

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

public class SampleClass
    public static int Increment(int arg1)
        return arg1 + 1;

static public void TestCall()

    //This expression represents a call to an instance method with one argument.
    Expression callExpr = Expression.Call(

    // 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:
    // Increment(2)
    // 3

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

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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