XPathItem.ValueAs Method (Type, IXmlNamespaceResolver)


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When overridden in a derived class, returns the item's value as the type specified using the IXmlNamespaceResolver object specified to resolve namespace prefixes.

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

public abstract object ValueAs(
	Type returnType,
	IXmlNamespaceResolver nsResolver


Type: System.Type

The type to return the item's value as.

Type: System.Xml.IXmlNamespaceResolver

The IXmlNamespaceResolver object used to resolve namespace prefixes.

Return Value

Type: System.Object

The value of the item as the type requested.

Exception Condition

The item's value is not in the correct format for the target type.


The attempted cast is not valid.


The attempted cast resulted in an overflow.

When overridden in a derived class, the ValueAs method attempts to convert the value of the item to the .NET Framework 2.0 type specified.

The IXmlNamespaceResolver object is used to resolve namespace prefixes related to type conversions. For example, when converting an xs:QName to an xs:string.

For more information about type support in the System.Xml namespace, see Type Support in the System.Xml Classes.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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