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DbExpressionBuilder.Like Method (DbExpression, DbExpression)

.NET Framework 4.5

Creates a new DbLikeExpression that compares the specified input string to the given pattern.

Namespace:  System.Data.Common.CommandTrees.ExpressionBuilder
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)

public static DbLikeExpression Like(
	this DbExpression argument,
	DbExpression pattern
)

Parameters

argument
Type: System.Data.Common.CommandTrees.DbExpression

An expression that specifies the input string.

pattern
Type: System.Data.Common.CommandTrees.DbExpression

An expression that specifies the pattern string.

Return Value

Type: System.Data.Common.CommandTrees.DbLikeExpression
A new DbLikeExpression with the specified input, pattern and a null escape.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type DbExpression. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter. For more information, see Extension Methods (Visual Basic) or Extension Methods (C# Programming Guide).

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

Argument or pattern is null.

ArgumentException

Argument or pattern does not have a string result type.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5
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