XElement Explicit Conversion (XElement to Int32)

Cast the value of this XElement to an Int32.

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 Integer
public static explicit operator int (
    XElement element


Return Value

Type: System.Int32
A Int32 that contains the content of this XElement.


Exception Condition

The element does not contain a valid Int32 value.


The element parameter is nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The following example creates an element with an integer as content. It then retrieves the value by casting to Int32.

XElement root = new XElement("Root", 2147483647);
int value = (int)root;
Dim root As XElement = <Root>2147483647</Root>
Dim value As Integer = CInt(root)

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.