XName.Get Method (String, String)

Gets an XName object from a local name and a namespace.

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


Public Shared Function Get ( _
    localName As String, _
    namespaceName As String _
) As XName
public static XName Get(
    string localName,
    string namespaceName


Return Value

Type: System.Xml.Linq.XName
An XName object created from the specified local name and namespace.


This method contains overloads that allow you to create an XName. You can create it from an expanded XML name in the form {namespace}localname, or from a namespace and a local name, specified separately.

A much more common and easier way to create an XName is to use the implicit conversion from string.

Because XName are atomized, if there is an existing XName with exactly the same name, the assigned variable will refer to the existing XName. If there is no existing XName, a new one will be created and initialized.


The following example shows the use of this method.

'add the following line to the the Imports section:
'Imports <xmlns="http://www.adventure-works.com">
Dim output As New StringBuilder
Dim name As XName = XName.Get("{http://www.adventure-works.com}Root")
Dim el As XElement = New XElement(name, "content")

' The preferred approach for specifying an XName in a namespace
' for Visual Basic is to import a global namespace.
Dim el2 As XElement = <Root>content</Root>

OutputTextBlock.Text = output.ToString()
StringBuilder output = new StringBuilder();
XName name = XName.Get("Root", "http://www.adventure-works.com");
XElement el = new XElement(name, "content");
output.Append(el + Environment.NewLine);

// This is the preferred form.
XNamespace aw = "http://www.adventure-works.com";
XElement el2 = new XElement(aw + "Root", "content");
output.Append(el2 + Environment.NewLine);

OutputTextBlock.Text = output.ToString();

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.