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XmlReader.Item Property (String)

When overridden in a derived class, gets the value of the attribute with the specified Name.

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

public virtual string this[
	string name
] { get; }

Parameters

name
Type: System.String
The qualified name of the attribute.

Property Value

Type: System.String
The value of the specified attribute. If the attribute is not found, null is returned.

This property does not move the reader.

If the reader is positioned on a DocumentType node, this method can be used to get the PUBLIC and SYSTEM literals, for example, reader["PUBLIC"]

The following example gets the value of the ISBN attribute.


reader.ReadToDescendant("book");
string isbn =reader["ISBN"];
Console.WriteLine("The ISBN value: " + isbn);


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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