XElement Explicit Conversion (XElement to Nullable<Single>)

Cast the value of this XElement to a Nullable<T> of Single.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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

public static explicit operator Nullable<float> (
	XElement element


Type: System.Xml.Linq.XElement
The XElement to cast to Nullable<T> of Single.

Return Value

Type: System.Nullable<Single>
A Nullable<T> of Single that contains the content of this XElement.


The element does not contain a valid Single value.

The following example creates an element with single precision floating point content. It then retrieves the value by casting to Nullable<T> of Single.

StringBuilder output = new StringBuilder();
XElement root = new XElement("Root",
    new XElement("Value", 3.402823e38)
float? value = (float?)root.Element("Value");
output.Append("Nullable Single: value=" + value == null ? "null" : value.ToString());

OutputTextBlock.Text = output.ToString();


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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