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XAttribute Explicit Conversion (XAttribute to Nullable<Single>)

Cast the value of this XAttribute to a Nullable<T> of Single.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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

public static explicit operator Nullable<float> (
	XAttribute attribute


Type: System.Xml.Linq.XAttribute
The XAttribute to cast to Nullable<T> of Single.

Return Value

Type: System.Nullable<Single>
A Nullable<T> of Single that contains the content of this XAttribute.


The attribute does not contain a valid Single value.

The following example creates an attribute with single precision floating point content. It then retrieves the value by casting to Nullable<T> of Single.

XElement root = new XElement("Root", 
    new XAttribute("Att", 3.402823e38)
float? value = (float?)root.Attribute("Att");
Console.WriteLine("Nullable Single: value={0}", value == null ? "null" : value.ToString());

This example produces the following output:

Nullable Single: value=3.402823E+38

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.