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XAttribute Explicit Conversion (XAttribute to DateTimeOffset)

Cast the value of this XAttribute to a DateTimeOffset.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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

public static explicit operator DateTimeOffset (
	XAttribute attribute
)

Parameters

attribute
Type: System.Xml.Linq.XAttribute
The XAttribute to cast to DateTimeOffset.

Return Value

Type: System.DateTimeOffset
A DateTimeOffset that contains the content of this XAttribute.

ExceptionCondition
FormatException

The attribute does not contain a valid DateTimeOffset value.

ArgumentNullException

The attribute parameter is null.

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

The following example creates an attribute with date and time content. It then casts it to DateTimeOffset to retrieve the value.

XElement root = new XElement("Root",
    new XAttribute("Att", new DateTimeOffset(new DateTime(2006, 10, 6, 12, 30, 0)))
);
Console.WriteLine(root);

// casting from a strictly formatted XML attribute
DateTimeOffset dt = (DateTimeOffset)root.Attribute("Att");
Console.WriteLine("dt={0}", dt);

This example produces the following output:

<Root Att="2006-10-06T12:30:00-07:00" />
dt=10/6/2006 12:30:00 PM -07:00

.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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