Get Method (String)
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XName.Get Method (String)


Gets an XName object from an expanded name.

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

public static XName Get(
	string 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("{}Root");
XElement el = new XElement(name, "content");

// This is the preferred approach for specifying the XName in the
// constructor of XElement.
XNamespace aw = "";
XElement el2 = new XElement(aw + "Root", "content");

This example produces the following output:

<Root xmlns="">content</Root>
<Root xmlns="">content</Root>

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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