XAttribute Explicit Conversion (XAttribute to Single)

equivalentCodeEntityop_Explicit(XAttribute attribute)

Cast the value of this XAttribute to a Single.

This API is not CLS-compliant.

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

public static explicit operator float (
	XAttribute attribute


Type: System.Xml.Linq.XAttribute

The XAttribute to cast to Single.

Return Value

Type: System.Single

A Single that contains the content of this XAttribute.

Exception Condition

The attribute does not contain a valid Single value.


The attribute parameter is null.

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

                XElement root = new XElement("Root",
    new XAttribute("Att", 3.402823e38)
float value = (float)root.Attribute("Att");
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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