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XAttribute Explicit Conversion (XAttribute to UInt32)

Cast the value of this XAttribute to a UInt32.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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

public static explicit operator uint (
	XAttribute attribute


Type: System.Xml.Linq.XAttribute

The XAttribute to cast to UInt32.

Return Value

Type: System.UInt32
A UInt32 that contains the content of this XAttribute.


The attribute does not contain a valid UInt32 value.


The attribute parameter is null.

The following example creates an attribute with unsigned integer content. It then retrieves the value by casting to UInt32.

XElement root = new XElement("Root", 
    new XAttribute("Att", 4294967295)
uint value = (uint)root.Attribute("Att");
Console.WriteLine("value={0}", value);

This example produces the following output:


.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

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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