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XElement Constructor (XName)

Initializes a new instance of the XElement class with the specified name.

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

public XElement(
	XName name
)

Parameters

name
Type: System.Xml.Linq.XName

An XName that contains the name of the element.

This constructor creates an element with no content and no attributes.

There is an implicit conversion from string to XName. Typical use of this constructor is to specify a string as the parameter instead of creating a new XName. When creating an element in a namespace, typical use is to use the addition operator overload with an XNamespace and a string to create an XName. For more information, see Working with XML Namespaces.

The following example creates an element with no content.

XElement el = new XElement("Root");
Console.WriteLine(el);

This example produces the following output:

<Root />

The following example creates an element in a namespace with no content. For more information, see Working with XML Namespaces.

XNamespace aw = "http://www.adventure-works.com";
XElement root = new XElement(aw + "Root");
Console.WriteLine(root);
Imports <xmlns="http://www.adventure-works.com">

Module Module1
    Sub Main()
        Dim root = <Root/>
        Console.WriteLine(root)
    End Sub
End Module

This example produces the following output:

<Root xmlns="http://www.adventure-works.com" />

.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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