XElement Narrowing Conversion (XElement to Nullable(Of Guid))


Cast the value of this XElement to a Nullable(Of T) of 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 Nullable(Of Guid)


Type: System.Xml.Linq.XElement

The XElement to cast to Nullable(Of T) of Guid.

Return Value

Type: System.Nullable(Of Guid)

A Nullable(Of T) of Guid that contains the content of this XElement.

Exception Condition

The element does not contain a valid Guid value.

The following example creates an element with guid content. It then retrieves the value by casting to Nullable(Of T) of Guid.

                Dim root As XElement = _ 
        <Value><%= New Guid("3c1cc55b-baff-4b7a-9d17-077af3aa5730") %></Value>
Dim value As Nullable(Of Guid) = CType(root.Element("Value"), Nullable(Of Guid))
Console.WriteLine("Nullable Guid: value={0}", IIf(value.HasValue, value.ToString(), "null"))

This example produces the following output:

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

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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