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XmlValidatingReader.GetAttribute Method (String)

Gets the value of the attribute with the specified name.

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

public override string GetAttribute (
	string name
)
public String GetAttribute (
	String name
)
public override function GetAttribute (
	name : String
) : String

Parameters

name

The qualified name of the attribute.

Return Value

The value of the specified attribute. If the attribute is not found, a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) is returned.

NoteNote

The XmlValidatingReader class is obsolete in Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0. You can create a validating XmlReader instance by using the XmlReaderSettings class and the Create method. For more information, see Validating XML Data with XmlReader.

This method 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.GetAttribute("PUBLIC")

The following example gets the value of the ISBN attribute.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample 
{
  public static void Main()
  {

    //Create the validating reader.
    XmlTextReader txtreader = new XmlTextReader("attrs.xml");
    XmlValidatingReader reader = new XmlValidatingReader(txtreader);

    //Read the ISBN attribute.
    reader.MoveToContent();
    string isbn = reader.GetAttribute("ISBN");
    Console.WriteLine("The ISBN value: " + isbn);

    //Close the reader.
    reader.Close();

  } 
} // End class

import System.*;
import System.IO.*;
import System.Xml.*;

public class Sample
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        //Create the validating reader.
        XmlTextReader txtReader = new XmlTextReader("attrs.xml");
        XmlValidatingReader reader = new XmlValidatingReader(txtReader);

        //Read the ISBN attribute.
        reader.MoveToContent();
        String isbn = reader.GetAttribute("ISBN");
        Console.WriteLine(("The ISBN value: " + isbn));

        //Close the reader.
        reader.Close();
    } //main 
} // End class Sample

The example uses the file, attrs.xml, as input.

<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861003-78' pubdate='1987'>
</book>

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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