Value of type 'type1' cannot be converted to 'type2'


Updated: July 20, 2015

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Value of type 'type1' cannot be converted to 'type2'. You can use the 'Value' property to get the string value of the first element of '<parentElement>'.

An attempt has been made to implicitly cast an XML literal to a specific type. The XML literal cannot be implicitly cast to the specified type.

Error ID: BC31194

To correct this error

  • Use the Value property of the XML literal to reference its value as a String. Use the CType function, another type conversion function, or the Convert class to cast the value as the specified type.

Type Conversion Functions
XML Literals