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XName.Get Method (String)

Gets an XName object from an expanded name.

Namespace:  System.Xml.Linq
Assemblies:   System.Xml.XDocument (in System.Xml.XDocument.dll)
  System.Xml.Linq (in System.Xml.Linq.dll)

public static XName Get(
	string expandedName
)

Parameters

expandedName
Type: System.String

A String that contains an expanded XML name in the format {namespace}localname.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.Linq.XName
An XName object constructed from the expanded name.

This method contains overloads that allow you to create an XName. You can create it from a expanded XML name in the form {namespace}localname, or from a namespace and a local name, specified separately.

A much more common and easier way to create an XName is to use the implicit conversion from string.

Because XName are atomized, if there is an existing XName with exactly the same name, the assigned variable will refer to the existing XName. If there is no existing XName, a new one will be created and initialized.

The following example shows the use of this method.

XName name = XName.Get("{http://www.adventure-works.com}Root");
XElement el = new XElement(name, "content");
Console.WriteLine(el);

// This is the preferred approach for specifying the XName in the
// constructor of XElement.
XNamespace aw = "http://www.adventure-works.com";
XElement el2 = new XElement(aw + "Root", "content");
Console.WriteLine(el2);

This example produces the following output:

<Root xmlns="http://www.adventure-works.com">content</Root>
<Root xmlns="http://www.adventure-works.com">content</Root>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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