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Represents a name of an XML element or attribute.
public sealed class XName : IEquatable<System.Xml.Linq.XName>, System.Runtime.Serialization.ISerializable
IEquatable<XName>  ISerializable


XML names include a namespace and a local name. A fully qualified name is the combination of the namespace and local name.

Creating an XName Object

XName does not contain any public constructors. Instead, this class provides an implicit conversion from String that allows you to create an XName. The most common place you use this conversion is when constructing an element or attribute: The first argument to the XElement constructor is an XName. By passing a string, you take advantage of the implicit conversion. The following code creates an element with a name that is in no namespace:
XElement root = new XElement("ElementName", "content");  
In Visual Basic, it is more appropriate to use XML literals:
Dim root As XElement = <ElementName>content</ElementName>  
This example produces the following output:
Assigning a string to an XName uses the implicit conversion from String.
The Visual Basic example creates the XElement using XML literals. Even though XML literals are used, an XName object is created for the XElement.
In addition, you can call the Get method for an XName object. However, the recommended way is to use the implicit conversion from string.

Creating an XName in a Namespace

As with XML, an XName can be in a namespace, or it can be in no namespace.
For C#, the recommended approach for creating an XName in a namespace is to declare the XNamespace object, then use the override of the addition operator.
For Visual Basic, the recommended approach is to use XML literals and global namespace declarations to create XML that is in a namespace.
XNamespace aw = "http://www.adventure-works.com";  
XElement root = new XElement(aw + "ElementName", "content");  
This example produces the following output:
<ElementName xmlns="http://www.adventure-works.com">content</ElementName>  

Creating an XName in no Namespace

The Namespace property of an XName object is guaranteed to not be null. If the XName is in no namespace, then the Namespace property will be set to None. The following code demonstrates this:
XElement root = new XElement("ElementName", "content");  
if (root.Name.Namespace == XNamespace.None)  
    Console.WriteLine("The element is in no namespace.");  
    Console.WriteLine("The element is in a namespace.");  
This example produces the following output:
The element is in no namespace.  

Using Expanded Names

You can also create an XName from a expanded XML name in the form {namespace}localname:
XElement root = new XElement("{http://www.adventure-works.com}ElementName", "content");  
This example produces the following output:
<ElementName xmlns="http://www.adventure-works.com">content</ElementName>  
Be aware that creating an XName through an expanded name is less efficient than creating an XNamespace object and using the override of the addition operator. It is also less efficient than importing a global namespace and using XML literals in Visual Basic.
If you create an XName using an expanded name, LINQ to XML must find the atomized instance of a namespace. This work must be repeated for every use of an expanded name. This additional time is likely to be negligible when writing LINQ queries; however, it might be significant when creating a large XML tree.

XName Objects are Atomized

XName objects are guaranteed to be atomized; that is, if two XName objects have exactly the same namespace and exactly the same local name, they will share the same instance. The equality and comparison operators are also provided explicitly for this purpose.
Among other benefits, this feature allows for faster execution of queries. When filtering on the name of elements or attributes, the comparisons expressed in predicates use identity comparison, not value comparison. It is much faster to determine that two references actually refer to the same object than to compare two strings.
What is Xname?
There are various definitions :
  • XName is a class[1] defined by Microsoft in the Namespace:System.Xml.Linq and Assembly:System.Xml.XDocument.dll that Represents a name of an XML element or attribute.
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  • XName is a constructor[4] defined by MarkLogic to Construct an XName with the given local name in the default namespace. Here, the XName Class[5] is An Expanded Name, consisting of a (optional) namespace name and a local name. XName instances are immutable and may be shared.
  • XName is a property[6] defined by SyncFusion in Syncfusion.Chart.Base module, Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Chart Namespace, and ChartDataBindModel Class
  • Xname is a class[7] defined by gnu.xml extending gnu.xml.SName extending by javax.xml.namespace.QName extending java.lang.Object : A QName with namespace nodes [and future optional type annotation].