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Name Property

XElement.Name Property

Gets or sets the name of this element.

Namespace:  System.Xml.Linq
Assemblies:   System.Xml.Linq (in System.Xml.Linq.dll)
  System.Xml.XDocument (in System.Xml.XDocument.dll)

public XName Name { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.Linq.XName
An XName that contains the name of this element.

Setting this property will raise the Changed and the Changing events.

The following example uses this property to determine the name of an element.

XElement el1 = new XElement("Root", "content");
Console.WriteLine(el1.Name);

XNamespace ns = "http://www.adventure-works.com";
XElement el2 = new XElement(ns + "Root", "content");
Console.WriteLine(el2.Name);
Console.WriteLine(el2.Name.Namespace);
Console.WriteLine(el2.Name.LocalName);
el2.Name = ns + "NewName";
Console.WriteLine(el2.Name);

This example produces the following output:

Root
{http://www.adventure-works.com}Root
http://www.adventure-works.com
Root
{http://www.adventure-works.com}NewName

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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