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UniqueId.TryGetGuid Method (Byte[], Int32)

Tries to get the value of the UniqueId as a Guid and store it in the given byte array at the specified offest.

Namespace:  System.Xml
Assembly:  System.Runtime.Serialization (in System.Runtime.Serialization.dll)

public bool TryGetGuid(
	byte[] buffer,
	int offset


Type: System.Byte[]

byte array that will contain the Guid.

Type: System.Int32

Position in the byte array to start inserting the Guid value.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the value stored in this instance of UniqueId is a Guid; otherwise false.


buffer is null.


offset less than zero or greater than the length of the array.


buffer and offset provide less than 16 valid bytes.

This method is unsafe.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.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 8, Silverlight 8.1

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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