DbExpressionBuilder.Like Method (DbExpression, DbExpression)

.NET Framework (current version)
 

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.

Exception Condition
ArgumentNullException

Argument or pattern is null.

ArgumentException

Argument or pattern does not have a string result type.

.NET Framework
Available since 4.5
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