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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.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5