# Expression.Power Method

## Definition

Creates a BinaryExpression that represents raising a number to a power.

 Power(Expression, Expression) Creates a BinaryExpression that represents raising a number to a power. Power(Expression, Expression, MethodInfo) Creates a BinaryExpression that represents raising a number to a power.

## Power(Expression, Expression)

Creates a BinaryExpression that represents raising a number to a power.

``````public:
static System::Linq::Expressions::BinaryExpression ^ Power(System::Linq::Expressions::Expression ^ left, System::Linq::Expressions::Expression ^ right);``````
``public static System.Linq.Expressions.BinaryExpression Power (System.Linq.Expressions.Expression left, System.Linq.Expressions.Expression right);``
``static member Power : System.Linq.Expressions.Expression * System.Linq.Expressions.Expression -> System.Linq.Expressions.BinaryExpression``
``Public Shared Function Power (left As Expression, right As Expression) As BinaryExpression``

#### Parameters

left
Expression

An Expression to set the Left property equal to.

right
Expression

An Expression to set the Right property equal to.

#### Returns

A BinaryExpression that has the NodeType property equal to Power and the Left and Right properties set to the specified values.

#### Exceptions

`left` or `right` is `null`.

The exponentiation operator is not defined for `left`.Type and `right`.Type.

-or-

`left`.Type and/or `right`.Type are not Double.

### Remarks

The resulting BinaryExpression has the Method property set to the implementing method. The Type property is set to the type of the node. If the node is lifted, the IsLifted and IsLiftedToNull properties are both `true`. Otherwise, they are `false`. The Conversion property is `null`.

The following information describes the implementing method, the node type, and whether a node is lifted.

#### Implementing Method

The following rules determine the implementing method for the operation:

• If the Type property of either `left` or `right` represents a user-defined type that overloads the exponentiation operator, the MethodInfo that represents that method is the implementing method.

• Otherwise, if `left`.Type and `right`.Type are both Double, the implementing method is Pow.

#### Node Type and Lifted versus Non-Lifted

• If `left`.Type and `right`.Type are assignable to the corresponding argument types of the implementing method, the node is not lifted. The type of the node is the return type of the implementing method.

• If the following two conditions are satisfied, the node is lifted and the type of the node is the nullable type that corresponds to the return type of the implementing method:

• `left`.Type and `right`.Type are both value types of which at least one is nullable and the corresponding non-nullable types are equal to the corresponding argument types of the implementing method.

• The return type of the implementing method is a non-nullable value type.

## Power(Expression, Expression, MethodInfo)

Creates a BinaryExpression that represents raising a number to a power.

``````public:
static System::Linq::Expressions::BinaryExpression ^ Power(System::Linq::Expressions::Expression ^ left, System::Linq::Expressions::Expression ^ right, System::Reflection::MethodInfo ^ method);``````
``public static System.Linq.Expressions.BinaryExpression Power (System.Linq.Expressions.Expression left, System.Linq.Expressions.Expression right, System.Reflection.MethodInfo method);``
``public static System.Linq.Expressions.BinaryExpression Power (System.Linq.Expressions.Expression left, System.Linq.Expressions.Expression right, System.Reflection.MethodInfo? method);``
``static member Power : System.Linq.Expressions.Expression * System.Linq.Expressions.Expression * System.Reflection.MethodInfo -> System.Linq.Expressions.BinaryExpression``
``Public Shared Function Power (left As Expression, right As Expression, method As MethodInfo) As BinaryExpression``

#### Parameters

left
Expression

An Expression to set the Left property equal to.

right
Expression

An Expression to set the Right property equal to.

method
MethodInfo

A MethodInfo to set the Method property equal to.

#### Returns

A BinaryExpression that has the NodeType property equal to Power and the Left, Right, and Method properties set to the specified values.

#### Exceptions

`left` or `right` is `null`.

`method` is not `null` and the method it represents returns `void`, is not `static` (`Shared` in Visual Basic), or does not take exactly two arguments.

`method` is `null` and the exponentiation operator is not defined for `left`.Type and `right`.Type.

-or-

`method` is `null` and `left`.Type and/or `right`.Type are not Double.

### Remarks

The resulting BinaryExpression has the Method property set to the implementing method. The Type property is set to the type of the node. If the node is lifted, the IsLifted and IsLiftedToNull properties are both `true`. Otherwise, they are `false`. The Conversion property is `null`.

The following information describes the implementing method, the node type, and whether a node is lifted.

#### Implementing Method

The following rules determine the implementing method for the operation:

• If `method` is not `null` and it represents a non-void, `static` (`Shared` in Visual Basic) method that takes two arguments, it is the implementing method.

• Otherwise, if the Type property of either `left` or `right` represents a user-defined type that overloads the exponentiation operator, the MethodInfo that represents that method is the implementing method.

• Otherwise, if `left`.Type and `right`.Type are both Double, the implementing method is Pow.

#### Node Type and Lifted versus Non-Lifted

• If `left`.Type and `right`.Type are assignable to the corresponding argument types of the implementing method, the node is not lifted. The type of the node is the return type of the implementing method.

• If the following two conditions are satisfied, the node is lifted and the type of the node is the nullable type that corresponds to the return type of the implementing method:

• `left`.Type and `right`.Type are both value types of which at least one is nullable and the corresponding non-nullable types are equal to the corresponding argument types of the implementing method.

• The return type of the implementing method is a non-nullable value type.