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ListInitExpression Class

Represents a constructor call that has a collection initializer.

System.Object
  System.Linq.Expressions.Expression
    System.Linq.Expressions.ListInitExpression

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

public sealed class ListInitExpression : Expression

The ListInitExpression type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryCanReduceGets a value that indicates whether the expression tree node can be reduced. (Overrides Expression.CanReduce.)
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryInitializersGets the element initializers that are used to initialize a collection.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryNewExpressionGets the expression that contains a call to the constructor of a collection type.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryNodeTypeReturns the node type of this Expression. (Overrides Expression.NodeType.)
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryTypeGets the static type of the expression that this Expression represents. (Overrides Expression.Type.)
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  NameDescription
Protected methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryAcceptDispatches to the specific visit method for this node type. For example, MethodCallExpression calls the VisitMethodCall. (Inherited from Expression.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryReduceReduces the binary expression node to a simpler expression. (Overrides Expression.Reduce().)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryReduceAndCheckReduces 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 methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryReduceExtensionsReduces 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 methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryToStringReturns a textual representation of the Expression. (Inherited from Expression.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryUpdateCreates 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 methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryVisitChildrenReduces 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.)
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Use the ListInit factory methods to create a ListInitExpression.

The value of the NodeType property of a ListInitExpression is ListInit.

The following example creates a ListInitExpression that represents the initialization of a new dictionary instance that has two key-value pairs.

string tree1 = "maple";
string tree2 = "oak";

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

// Create two ElementInit objects that represent the 
// two key-value pairs to add to the Dictionary.
System.Linq.Expressions.ElementInit elementInit1 =
    System.Linq.Expressions.Expression.ElementInit(
        addMethod,
        System.Linq.Expressions.Expression.Constant(tree1.Length),
        System.Linq.Expressions.Expression.Constant(tree1));
System.Linq.Expressions.ElementInit elementInit2 =
    System.Linq.Expressions.Expression.ElementInit(
        addMethod,
        System.Linq.Expressions.Expression.Constant(tree2.Length),
        System.Linq.Expressions.Expression.Constant(tree2));

// Create a NewExpression that represents constructing 
// a new instance of Dictionary<int, string>.
System.Linq.Expressions.NewExpression newDictionaryExpression =
    System.Linq.Expressions.Expression.New(typeof(Dictionary<int, string>));

// Create a ListInitExpression that represents initializing 
// a new Dictionary<> instance with two key-value pairs.
System.Linq.Expressions.ListInitExpression listInitExpression =
    System.Linq.Expressions.Expression.ListInit(
        newDictionaryExpression,
        elementInit1,
        elementInit2);

Console.WriteLine(listInitExpression.ToString());

// This code produces the following output: 
// 
// new Dictionary`2() {Void Add(Int32, System.String)(5,"maple"),
// Void Add(Int32, System.String)(3,"oak")}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

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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