Explicit Conversion (XElement to Nullable(DateTimeOffset))

XElement Narrowing Conversion (XElement to Nullable(Of DateTimeOffset))

Cast the value of this XElement to a Nullable(Of T) of DateTimeOffset.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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

Public Shared Narrowing Operator CType ( _
	element As XElement _
) As Nullable(Of DateTimeOffset)


Type: System.Xml.Linq.XElement
The XElement to cast to an Nullable(Of T) of DateTimeOffset.

Return Value

Type: System.Nullable(Of DateTimeOffset)
A Nullable(Of T) of DateTimeOffset that contains the content of this XElement.


The element does not contain a valid DateTimeOffset value.

This conversion operator uses the XmlConvert class to do the conversion.

The following example creates an element with date and time content. It then casts to Nullable(Of T) of DateTimeOffset to retrieve the value.

Dim output As New StringBuilder
Dim root As XElement = _
        <Child><%= New DateTimeOffset(New DateTime(2006, 10, 6, 12, 30, 0)) %></Child>

Dim dt As Nullable(Of DateTimeOffset) = CType(root.<Child>(0), Nullable(Of DateTimeOffset))
output.Append(String.Format("dt={0}", dt))

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

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