CodeDomSerializerBase.GetExpression Method (IDesignerSerializationManager, Object)
Returns an expression for the given object.
Assembly: System.Design (in System.Design.dll)
protected CodeExpression GetExpression( IDesignerSerializationManager manager, object value )
The IDesignerSerializationManager to use for serialization.
The object for which to get an expression.
Themethod returns an expression representing the given object. It can return null, indicating that no expression has been set that describes the object. Expressions are acquired in one of three ways:
The expression could be the result of a prior call to the SetExpression method.
The expression could have been found in the RootContext.
The expression could be derived through IReferenceService.
To derive expressions through IReferenceService, the method queries the reference service for a name for the given object. If the expression service returns a valid name, IReferenceService, the method checks to see if there is a "." in the name. This indicates that the expression service found this object as the return value of a read-only property on another object. If there is a ".", will split the reference into parts. The leftmost part is a name that will be evaluated with the GetInstance method. For each subsequent part, a property reference expression will be built. The final expression will then be returned.
If the object did not have an expression set, or if the object was not found in the reference service,will return null, indicating there is no existing expression for the object.
Available since 2.0