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(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)

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

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

   // The following statement first creates an expression tree,
   // then compiles it, and then executes it.
   outputBlock.Text += Expression.Lambda<Func<int>>(callExpr).Compile()() + "\n";

   // This code example produces the following output:
   // Increment(2)
   // 3


Supported in: 5, 4

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