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XElement.Name Property

Gets or sets the name of this element.

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

public XName Name { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.Linq.XName
An XName that contains the name of this element.

Setting this property will raise the Changed and the Changing events.

The following example uses this property to determine the name of an element.

XElement el1 = new XElement("Root", "content");
Console.WriteLine(el1.Name);

XNamespace ns = "http://www.adventure-works.com";
XElement el2 = new XElement(ns + "Root", "content");
Console.WriteLine(el2.Name);
Console.WriteLine(el2.Name.Namespace);
Console.WriteLine(el2.Name.LocalName);
el2.Name = ns + "NewName";
Console.WriteLine(el2.Name);

This example produces the following output:

Root
{http://www.adventure-works.com}Root
http://www.adventure-works.com
Root
{http://www.adventure-works.com}NewName

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, 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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