Explicit Conversion (XAttribute to Boolean)

XAttribute Explicit Conversion (XAttribute to Boolean)

equivalentCodeEntityop_Explicit(XAttribute attribute)

Cast the value of this XAttribute to a Boolean.

This API is not CLS-compliant.

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

public static explicit operator bool (
	XAttribute attribute


Type: System.Xml.Linq.XAttribute

The XAttribute to cast to Boolean.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

A Boolean that contains the content of this XAttribute.

Exception Condition

The attribute does not contain a valid Boolean value.


The attribute parameter is null.

When converting to Boolean from an attribute or element, allowed values are "0", "1", and any string that produces "true" or "false" after trimming and conversion to lower case.

The following example creates an attribute with a Boolean value, then casts it to Boolean.

                XElement root = new XElement("Root", 
    new XAttribute("BoolValue", true)
bool bv = (bool)root.Attribute("BoolValue");
Console.WriteLine("(bool)BoolValue={0}", bv);

This example produces the following output:


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