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XElement Explicit Conversion (XElement to Guid)

Cast the value of this XElement to a Guid.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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

public static explicit operator Guid (
	XElement element
)

Parameters

element
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.

ExceptionCondition
FormatException

The element does not contain a valid Guid value.

ArgumentNullException

The element parameter is null.

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

XElement root = new XElement("Root", new Guid("3c1cc55b-baff-4b7a-9d17-077af3aa5730"));
Guid value = (Guid)root;
Console.WriteLine("value={0}", value);

This example produces the following output:

value=3c1cc55b-baff-4b7a-9d17-077af3aa5730

.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

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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