XElement Explicit Conversion (XElement to Int64)

Cast the value of this XElement to an Int64.

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 Long
public static explicit operator long (
    XElement element


Return Value

Type: System.Int64
A Int64 that contains the content of this XElement.


Exception Condition

The element does not contain a valid Int64 value.


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


The following example creates an element with a long integer as content. It then retrieves the value of the element by casting to Int64.

XElement root = new XElement("Root", 9223372036854775807);
long value = (long)root;
Dim root As XElement = <Root>9223372036854775807</Root>
Dim value As Long = CLng(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.