Explicit Conversion (XAttribute to DateTimeOffset)

XAttribute Narrowing Conversion (XAttribute to DateTimeOffset)

equivalentCodeEntityop_Explicit(XAttribute attribute)

Cast the value of this XAttribute to a DateTimeOffset.

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

Public Shared Narrowing Operator CType (
	attribute As XAttribute
) As DateTimeOffset


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.

Exception Condition

The attribute does not contain a valid DateTimeOffset value.


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.

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

' casting from a strictly formatted XML attribute
Dim dt As DateTimeOffset = CType(root.Attribute("Att"), DateTimeOffset)
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

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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