XElement.Explicit Operator

Cast the value of this XElement to a Nullable<T> of DateTimeOffset.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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

public static explicit operator Nullable<DateTimeOffset> (
	XElement element
)

Parameters

element
Type: System.Xml.Linq.XElement

The XElement to cast to an Nullable<T> of DateTimeOffset.

Return Value

Type: System.Nullable<DateTimeOffset>
A Nullable<T> of DateTimeOffset that contains the content of this XElement.

ExceptionCondition
FormatException

The element does not contain a valid DateTimeOffset value.

This conversion operator uses the XmlConvert class to do the conversion.

The following example creates an element with date and time content. It then casts to Nullable<T> of DateTimeOffset to retrieve the value.

XElement root = new XElement("Root",
    new XElement("Child", new DateTimeOffset(new DateTime(2006, 10, 6, 12, 30, 0)))
);
Console.WriteLine(root);

DateTimeOffset? dt = (DateTimeOffset?)root.Element("Child");
Console.WriteLine("dt={0}", dt);

This example produces the following output:

<Root>
  <Child>2006-10-06T12:30:00-07:00</Child>
</Root>
dt=10/6/2006 12:30:00 PM -07:00

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5
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