Explicit Conversion (XElement to Guid)

XElement Narrowing Conversion (XElement to Guid)

Cast the value of this XElement to a Guid.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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

Public Shared Narrowing Operator CType ( _
	element As XElement _
) As Guid


Type: System.Xml.Linq.XElement
The XElement to cast to Guid.

Return Value

Type: System.Guid
A Guid that contains the content of this XElement.


The element does not contain a valid Guid value.


The element parameter is Nothing.

The following example creates an element with a guid as content. It then retrieves the value by casting to Guid.

Dim root As XElement = <Root><%= New Guid("3c1cc55b-baff-4b7a-9d17-077af3aa5730") %></Root>
Dim value As Guid = CType(root, Guid)


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

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