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XElement Explicit Conversion (XElement to Guid)

Cast the value of this XElement to a Guid.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

Namespace:  System.Xml.Linq
Assembly:  System.Xml.Linq (in System.Xml.Linq.dll)

public static explicit operator Guid (
	XElement element
)

Parameters

element
Type: System.Xml.Linq.XElement

The XElement to cast to Guid.

Return Value

Type: System.Guid
A Guid that contains the content of this XElement.

ExceptionCondition
FormatException

The element does not contain a valid Guid value.

ArgumentNullException

The element parameter is null.

The following example creates an element with a guid as content. It then retrieves the value by casting to Guid.

XElement root = new XElement("Root", new Guid("3c1cc55b-baff-4b7a-9d17-077af3aa5730"));
Guid value = (Guid)root;
Console.WriteLine("value={0}", value);

This example produces the following output:

value=3c1cc55b-baff-4b7a-9d17-077af3aa5730

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

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

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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