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IndexExpression Class

Represents indexing a property or array.


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

public sealed class IndexExpression : Expression

The IndexExpression type exposes the following members.

Public propertyArgumentsGets the arguments that will be used to index the property or array.
Public propertyCanReduceIndicates 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.)
Public propertyIndexerGets the PropertyInfo for the property if the expression represents an indexed property, returns null otherwise.
Public propertyNodeTypeReturns the node type of this Expression. (Overrides Expression.NodeType.)
Public propertyObjectAn object to index.
Public propertyTypeGets the static type of the expression that this Expression represents. (Overrides Expression.Type.)

Protected methodAcceptDispatches to the specific visit method for this node type. For example, MethodCallExpression calls the VisitMethodCall. (Inherited from Expression.)
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodReduceReduces 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.)
Public methodReduceAndCheckReduces 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.)
Public methodReduceExtensionsReduces 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.)
Public methodToStringReturns a textual representation of the Expression. (Inherited from Expression.)
Public methodUpdateCreates 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.
Protected methodVisitChildrenReduces 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.)

The following code example shows how to create an object of the IndexExpression type and use it to change a value of an array element by using the ArrayAccess method.

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

            // This parameter expression represents a variable that will hold the array.
            ParameterExpression arrayExpr = Expression.Parameter(typeof(int[]), "Array");

            // This parameter expression represents an array index.            
            ParameterExpression indexExpr = Expression.Parameter(typeof(int), "Index");

            // This parameter represents the value that will be added to a corresponding array element.
            ParameterExpression valueExpr = Expression.Parameter(typeof(int), "Value");

            // This expression represents an array access operation.
            // It can be used for assigning to, or reading from, an array element.
            Expression arrayAccessExpr = Expression.ArrayAccess(

            // This lambda expression assigns a value provided to it to a specified array element.
            // The array, the index of the array element, and the value to be added to the element
            // are parameters of the lambda expression.
            Expression<Func<int[], int, int, int>> lambdaExpr = Expression.Lambda<Func<int[], int, int, int>>(
                Expression.Assign(arrayAccessExpr, Expression.Add(arrayAccessExpr, valueExpr)),

            // Print out expressions.
            Console.WriteLine("Array Access Expression:");

            Console.WriteLine("Lambda Expression:");

            Console.WriteLine("The result of executing the lambda expression:");

            // The following statement first creates an expression tree,
            // then compiles it, and then executes it.
            // Parameters passed to the Invoke method are passed to the lambda expression.
            Console.WriteLine(lambdaExpr.Compile().Invoke(new int[] { 10, 20, 30 }, 0, 5));

            // This code example produces the following output:
            // Array Access Expression:
            // Array[Index]

            // Lambda Expression:
            // (Array, Index, Value) => (Array[Index] = (Array[Index] + Value))

            // The result of executing the lambda expression:
            // 15

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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