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XAttribute Explicit Conversion (XAttribute to String)

Cast the value of this XAttribute to a String.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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

public static explicit operator string (
	XAttribute attribute


Type: System.Xml.Linq.XAttribute

The XAttribute to cast to String.

Return Value

Type: System.String
A String that contains the content of this XAttribute.

The following example creates an attribute with string content. It then retrieves the value by casting to String.

XElement root = new XElement("Root",
    new XAttribute("Att", "attribute content")
XAttribute att = root.Attribute("Att");
string str = (string)att;
Console.WriteLine("(string)att={0}", str);

This example produces the following output:

(string)att=attribute content

.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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