XElement Explicit Conversion (XElement to Nullable<Decimal>)

Cast the value of this XElement to a Nullable<T> of Decimal.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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


Public Shared Narrowing Operator CType ( _
    element As XElement _
) As Nullable(Of Decimal)
public static explicit operator Nullable<decimal> (
    XElement element


Return Value

Type: System.Nullable<Decimal>
A Nullable<T> of Decimal that contains the content of this XElement.


Exception Condition

The element does not contain a valid Decimal value.


The following example creates an element with decimal content. It then retrieves the value by casting to Nullable<T> of Decimal.

XElement root = new XElement("Root",
    new XElement("Value", "79228162514264337593543950335")
decimal? value = (decimal?)root.Element("Value");
Dim root As XElement = _ 
Dim value As Nullable(Of Decimal) = CType(root.Element("Value"), Nullable(Of Decimal))

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.