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XNamespace Implicit Conversion (String to XNamespace)

Converts a string containing a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) to an XNamespace.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

Namespace:  System.Xml.Linq
Assembly:  System.Xml.Linq (in System.Xml.Linq.dll)
public static implicit operator XNamespace (
	string namespaceName


Type: System.String

A String that contains the namespace URI.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.Linq.XNamespace
An XNamespace constructed from the URI string.

The following example shows the initialization of an XNamespace variable by assigning a string to it.

XNamespace aw = "http://www.adventure-works.com";

This example produces the following output:


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 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 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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