XAttribute Narrowing Conversion (XAttribute to Guid)


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equivalentCodeEntityop_Explicit(XAttribute attribute)

Cast the value of this XAttribute 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 (
	attribute As XAttribute
) As Guid


Type: System.Xml.Linq.XAttribute

The XAttribute to cast to Guid.

Return Value

Type: System.Guid

A Guid that contains the content of this XAttribute.

Exception Condition

The attribute does not contain a valid Guid value.


The attribute parameter is null.

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

                Dim root As XElement = <Root Att=<%= New Guid("3c1cc55b-baff-4b7a-9d17-077af3aa5730") %>/>
Dim value As Guid = CType(root.Attribute("Att"), Guid)
Console.WriteLine("value={0}", value)

This example produces the following output:


Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.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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