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XElement Explicit Conversion (XElement to Decimal)

Cast the value of this XElement to a Decimal.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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

public static explicit operator decimal (
	XElement element


Type: System.Xml.Linq.XElement

The XElement to cast to Decimal.

Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
A Decimal that contains the content of this XElement.


The element does not contain a valid Decimal value.


The element parameter is null.

The following example creates an element with a decimal value. It then retrieves the value of the attribute by casting to Decimal.

XElement root = new XElement("Root", "79228162514264337593543950335");
decimal value = (decimal)root;
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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