ConditionalExpression Class

 
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Represents an expression that has a conditional operator.

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

System.Object
  System.Linq.Expressions.Expression
    System.Linq.Expressions.ConditionalExpression

public class ConditionalExpression : Expression

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyCanReduce

Indicates that the node can be reduced to a simpler node. If this returns true, Reduce() can be called to produce the reduced form.(Inherited from Expression.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIfFalse

Gets the expression to execute if the test evaluates to false.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIfTrue

Gets the expression to execute if the test evaluates to true.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyNodeType

Returns the node type of this expression. Extension nodes should return Extension when overriding this method.(Overrides Expression.NodeType.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyTest

Gets the test of the conditional operation.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyType

Gets the static type of the expression that this Expression represents.(Overrides Expression.Type.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_protmethodAccept(ExpressionVisitor)

Dispatches to the specific visit method for this node type. For example, MethodCallExpression calls the VisitMethodCall.(Overrides Expression.Accept(ExpressionVisitor).)

System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodFinalize()

Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodMemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodReduce()

Reduces this node to a simpler expression. If CanReduce returns true, this should return a valid expression. This method can return another node which itself must be reduced.(Inherited from Expression.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodReduceAndCheck()

Reduces this node to a simpler expression. If CanReduce returns true, this should return a valid expression. This method can return another node which itself must be reduced.(Inherited from Expression.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodReduceExtensions()

Reduces the expression to a known node type (that is not an Extension node) or just returns the expression if it is already a known type.(Inherited from Expression.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Returns a textual representation of the Expression.(Inherited from Expression.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodUpdate(Expression, Expression, Expression)

Creates a new expression that is like this one, but using the supplied children. If all of the children are the same, it will return this expression

System_CAPS_protmethodVisitChildren(ExpressionVisitor)

Reduces the node and then calls the visitor delegate on the reduced expression. The method throws an exception if the node is not reducible.(Inherited from Expression.)

Use the Condition factory method to create a ConditionalExpression.

The NodeType of a ConditionalExpression is Conditional.

The following code example shows how to create an expression that represents a conditional statement. If the first argument evaluates to true, the second argument is executed; otherwise, the third argument is executed.

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

int num = 100;

// This expression represents a conditional operation. 
// It evaluates the test (first expression) and
// executes the iftrue block (second argument) if the test evaluates to true, 
// or the iffalse block (third argument) if the test evaluates to false.
Expression conditionExpr = Expression.Condition(
                           Expression.Constant(num > 10),
                           Expression.Constant("num is greater than 10"),
                           Expression.Constant("num is smaller than 10")
                         );

// Print out the expression.
Console.WriteLine(conditionExpr.ToString());

// The following statement first creates an expression tree,
// then compiles it, and then executes it.       
Console.WriteLine(
    Expression.Lambda<Func<string>>(conditionExpr).Compile()());

// This code example produces the following output:
//
// IIF("True", "num is greater than 10", "num is smaller than 10")
// num is greater than 10

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1

Any public static ( Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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