DelegateDecompiler.EntityFramework 0.34.0

dotnet add package DelegateDecompiler.EntityFramework --version 0.34.0                
NuGet\Install-Package DelegateDecompiler.EntityFramework -Version 0.34.0                
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<PackageReference Include="DelegateDecompiler.EntityFramework" Version="0.34.0" />                
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paket add DelegateDecompiler.EntityFramework --version 0.34.0                
#r "nuget: DelegateDecompiler.EntityFramework, 0.34.0"                
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// Install DelegateDecompiler.EntityFramework as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=DelegateDecompiler.EntityFramework&version=0.34.0

// Install DelegateDecompiler.EntityFramework as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=DelegateDecompiler.EntityFramework&version=0.34.0                


A library that is able to decompile a delegate or a method body to their lambda representation


If you like the library please consider supporting my work.


Using computed properties in linq.

Asume we have a class with a computed property

class Employee
    public string FullName => FirstName + " " + LastName;
    public string LastName { get; set; }
    public string FirstName { get; set; }

And you are going to query employees by their full names

var employees = (from employee in db.Employees
                 where employee.FullName == "Test User"
                 select employee).Decompile().ToList();

When you call .Decompile method it decompiles your computed properties to their underlying representation and the query will become simmilar to the following query

var employees = (from employee in db.Employees
                 where (employee.FirstName + " " + employee.LastName)  == "Test User"
                 select employee).ToList();

If your class doesn't have a [Computed] attribute, you can use the .Computed() extension method..

var employees = (from employee in db.Employees
                 where employee.FullName.Computed() == "Test User"
                 select employee).ToList();

Also, you can call methods that return a single item (Any, Count, First, Single, etc) as well as other methods in identical way like this:

bool exists = db.Employees.Decompile().Any(employee => employee.FullName == "Test User");

Again, the FullName property will be decompiled:

bool exists = db.Employees.Any(employee => (employee.FirstName + " " + employee.LastName) == "Test User");


Not every compiled code can be represented as a lambda expression. Some cases are explicitly not supported, other can break and produce unexpected results.

Some of the known cases listed below


Loops often cannot be represented as an expression tree.

So, the following imperative code would probably throw a StackOverflowException:

var total = 0;
foreach (var item in this.Items) { total += item.TotalPrice; }
return total;

Instead, write it as a declarative Linq expression, which would be supported.

return this.Items.Sum(i => i.TotalPrice);

Recursion and self-referencing

Recursion and self-referencing of computed properties cannot be represented as an Expression tree, and would probably throw StackOverflowException similarly to loops.

Using with EntityFramework and other ORMs

If you are using ORM specific features, like EF's Include, AsNoTracking or NH's Fetch then Decompile method should be called after all ORM specific methods, otherwise it may not work. Ideally use Decompile extension method just before materialization methods such as ToList, ToArray, First, FirstOrDefault, Count, Any, and etc.

Async Support with EntityFramework 6

The DelegateDecompiler.EntityFramework package provides DecompileAsync extension method which adds support for EF's Async operations.

Async Support with EntityFramework Core 5.0 and later

The DelegateDecompiler.EntityFrameworkCore5 package provides DecompileAsync extension method which adds support for EF's Async operations.

Automatic decompilation

You can configure DelegateDecompiler to automatically decompile all EF Core queries:

public class YourDbContext : DbContext
    protected override void OnConfiguring(DbContextOptionsBuilder options) {
        // Other configuration

With this approach you would not need to call Decompile or DecompileAsync methods on queries.


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