In an Expression Tree, have you checked type-cast?

c# expression-trees

Question

I am using Expression to create a little bit of dynamically-generated code. My solution works, except for one feature: I want to do a checked type-cast, where TypeCastException is thrown if the cast fails.

I have found Expression.TypeAs(), which does the type conversion, but it returns null, rather than throwing, when the cast fails.

Is there a simple way to do a checked type-cast in Expression? Or do I have to check for null and throw the exception myself?

Here's what I have: -

ParameterExpression typedAttribute = Expression.Variable(attributeType, "typedAttribute");
ParameterExpression typedValue = Expression.Variable(valueType, "typedValue");

BlockExpression methodBlock = Expression.Block(new[] { typedAttribute, typedValue }, new Expression[]
   {
       Expression.Assign(typedAttribute, Expression.TypeAs(attribute, attributeType)),
       Expression.Assign(typedValue, Expression.TypeAs(value, valueType)),
       Expression.Call(visitor, methodInfo, typedAttribute, typedValue),
       Expression.Assign(visited, Expression.Constant(true)),
   });
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6/27/2011 7:33:10 AM

Accepted Answer

Expression.Convert should act as a cast here.

14
6/27/2011 7:35:39 AM


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