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XPathItem.ValueAs Method (Type)

Returns the item's value as the specified type.

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

public virtual Object ValueAs(
	Type returnType
)

Parameters

returnType
Type: System.Type
The type to return the item value as.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The value of the item as the type requested.

ExceptionCondition
FormatException

The item's value is not in the correct format for the target type.

InvalidCastException

The attempted cast is not valid.

OverflowException

The attempted cast resulted in an overflow.

When overridden in a derived class, the ValueAs method attempts to convert the value of the item to the .NET Framework version 2.0 type specified.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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