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NewArrayExpression Class

 

Represents creating a new array and possibly initializing the elements of the new array.

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

System.Object
  System.Linq.Expressions.Expression
    System.Linq.Expressions.NewArrayExpression

public class NewArrayExpression : 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_pubpropertyExpressions

Gets the bounds of the array if the value of the NodeType property is NewArrayBounds, or the values to initialize the elements of the new array if the value of the NodeType property is NewArrayInit.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyNodeType

Gets the node type of this Expression.(Inherited from Expression.)

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(IEnumerable<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.)

The following table shows the different factory methods that you can use to create a NewArrayExpression depending on the NodeType you require.

NodeType

Factory Methods

NewArrayBounds

NewArrayBounds

NewArrayInit

NewArrayInit

The following example creates a NewArrayExpression object that represents creating and initializing a one-dimensional array of strings.

List<System.Linq.Expressions.Expression> trees =
    new List<System.Linq.Expressions.Expression>()
        { System.Linq.Expressions.Expression.Constant("oak"),
          System.Linq.Expressions.Expression.Constant("fir"),
          System.Linq.Expressions.Expression.Constant("spruce"),
          System.Linq.Expressions.Expression.Constant("alder") };

// Create an expression tree that represents creating and  
// initializing a one-dimensional array of type string.
System.Linq.Expressions.NewArrayExpression newArrayExpression =
    System.Linq.Expressions.Expression.NewArrayInit(typeof(string), trees);

// Output the string representation of the Expression.
Console.WriteLine(newArrayExpression.ToString());

// This code produces the following output:
//
// new [] {"oak", "fir", "spruce", "alder"}

The next example creates a NewArrayExpression object that represents creating a two-dimensional array of strings.

// Create an expression tree that represents creating a 
// two-dimensional array of type string with bounds [3,2].
System.Linq.Expressions.NewArrayExpression newArrayExpression =
    System.Linq.Expressions.Expression.NewArrayBounds(
            typeof(string),
            System.Linq.Expressions.Expression.Constant(3),
            System.Linq.Expressions.Expression.Constant(2));

// Output the string representation of the Expression.
Console.WriteLine(newArrayExpression.ToString());

// This code produces the following output:
//
// new System.String[,](3, 2)

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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