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Explicit Conversion (XAttribute to Single)

XAttribute Explicit Conversion (XAttribute to Single)

Cast the value of this XAttribute to a Single.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

Namespace:  System.Xml.Linq
Assemblies:   System.Xml.Linq (in System.Xml.Linq.dll)
  System.Xml.XDocument (in System.Xml.XDocument.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.


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:


.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

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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