XAttribute Narrowing Conversion (XAttribute to Nullable(Of Int64))

equivalentCodeEntityop_Explicit(XAttribute attribute)

Cast the value of this XAttribute to a Nullable(Of T) of Int64.

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 Nullable(Of Long)


Type: System.Xml.Linq.XAttribute

The XAttribute to cast to a Nullable(Of T) of Int64.

Return Value

Type: System.Nullable(Of Int64)

A Nullable(Of T) of Int64 that contains the content of this XAttribute.

Exception Condition

The attribute does not contain a valid Int64 value.

The following example creates an attribute with long integer content. It then retrieves the value by casting to Nullable(Of T) of Int64.

                Dim root As XElement = <Root Att="9223372036854775807"/>
Dim value As Nullable(Of Long) = CType(root.Attribute("Att"), Nullable(Of Long))
Console.WriteLine("Nullable long: value={0}", IIf(value.HasValue, value.ToString(), "null"))

This example produces the following output:

Nullable long: value=9223372036854775807

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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