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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: 4.6, 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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