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XElement Explicit Conversion (XElement to Int64)

Cast the value of this XElement to an Int64.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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

public static explicit operator long (
	XElement element
)

Parameters

element
Type: System.Xml.Linq.XElement
The XElement to cast to Int64.

Return Value

Type: System.Int64
A Int64 that contains the content of this XElement.

ExceptionCondition
FormatException

The element does not contain a valid Int64 value.

ArgumentNullException

The element parameter is null.

The following example creates an element with a long integer as content. It then retrieves the value of the element by casting to Int64.

XElement root = new XElement("Root", 9223372036854775807);
long value = (long)root;
Console.WriteLine("value={0}", value);

This example produces the following output:

value=9223372036854775807

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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