XElement Explicit Conversion (XElement^ to String^)

 
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Cast the value of this XElement to a String.

This API is not CLS-compliant.

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

public:
static explicit operator String^ (
	XElement^ element
)

Parameters

element
Type: System.Xml.Linq::XElement^

The XElement to cast to String.

Return Value

Type: System::String^

A String that contains the content of this XElement.

If the XElement has children, the concatenated string value of all of the element's text and descendant's text is returned.

The following example creates an element with string content. It then retrieves the value by casting to String.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

This example produces the following output:


(string)root=abc def ghi

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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