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XElement Explicit Conversion (XElement to Single)

Cast the value of this XElement to a Single.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

Namespace:  System.Xml.Linq
Assembly:  System.Xml.Linq (in System.Xml.Linq.dll)
public static explicit operator float (
	XElement element


Type: System.Xml.Linq.XElement
The XElement to cast to Single.

Return Value

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

The element does not contain a valid Single value.


The element parameter is null.

The following example creates an element with single precision floating point content. It then retrieves the value by casting to Single.

XElement root = new XElement("Root", 3.402823e38);
float value = (float)root;


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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