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XPathItem.ValueAsDateTime Property

When overridden in a derived class, gets the item's value as a DateTime.

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

public abstract DateTime ValueAsDateTime { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.DateTime
The item's value as a DateTime.


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


The attempted cast to DateTime is not valid.

The ValueAsDateTime property attempts to convert the value of the item to the .NET Framework 2.0 DateTime type according to the XPath 2.0 rules for casting the item's type.

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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