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ElementInit Class

Represents an initializer for a single element of an IEnumerable collection.

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

public sealed class ElementInit

The following example creates an ElementInit that represents the initialization of an element of a dictionary collection.

string tree = "maple";

System.Reflection.MethodInfo addMethod = typeof(Dictionary<int, string>).GetMethod("Add");

// Create an ElementInit that represents calling 
// Dictionary<int, string>.Add(tree.Length, tree).
System.Linq.Expressions.ElementInit elementInit =


// This code produces the following output: 
// Void Add(Int32, System.String)(5,"maple")


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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5