XElement.Name Property

Gets 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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0
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