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XElement Explicit Conversion (XElement to TimeSpan)

Cast the value of this XElement to a TimeSpan.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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

public static explicit operator TimeSpan (
	XElement element
)

Parameters

element
Type: System.Xml.Linq.XElement

The XElement to cast to TimeSpan.

Return Value

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

ExceptionCondition
FormatException

The element does not contain a valid TimeSpan value.

ArgumentNullException

The element parameter is null.

The value space of an attribute or element that contains time span content is closely related to duration content as described in ISO 8601. When creating an attribute or element that contains time span content, the attribute or element values are formatted per the W3C specification. Please see the W3C specification for more details.

Behavior is lax when casting to a TimeSpan from an attribute or element. Even if the attribute or element value is not formatted exactly per the W3C specification, the value is appropriately converted to a TimeSpan.

The following example creates an element with time span content. It then retrieves the value by casting to TimeSpan.

XElement root = new XElement("Root", new TimeSpan(1, 5, 30));
TimeSpan value = (TimeSpan)root;
Console.WriteLine("value={0}", value);

This example produces the following output:

value=01:05:30

.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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