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UniqueId.TryGetGuid Method (Guid%)

Tries to get the value of the UniqueId as a Guid.

Namespace:  System.Xml
Assembly:  System.Runtime.Serialization (in System.Runtime.Serialization.dll)

public bool TryGetGuid(
	out Guid guid


Type: System.Guid%
The Guid if successful; otherwise Empty.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the UniqueId represents a Guid; otherwise false.


buffer is null.


buffer and offset provide less than 16 valid bytes.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

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.