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XmlElement.GetAttribute Method (String)

Returns the value for the attribute with the specified name.

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

public virtual string GetAttribute(
	string name
)

Parameters

name
Type: System.String

The name of the attribute to retrieve. This is a qualified name. It is matched against the Name property of the matching node.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The value of the specified attribute. An empty string is returned if a matching attribute is not found or if the attribute does not have a specified or default value.

The following example checks to see if the element has the specified attribute.

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

public class Sample
{
  public static void Main()
  {

    XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc.LoadXml("<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" +
                "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" +
                "</book>");

    XmlElement root = doc.DocumentElement;

    // Check to see if the element has a genre attribute. 
    if (root.HasAttribute("genre")){
      String genre = root.GetAttribute("genre");
      Console.WriteLine(genre);
   }

  }
}
#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.Xml.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;

int main()
{

    XmlDocument* doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc->LoadXml(S"<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'><title>Pride And Prejudice</title></book>");

    XmlElement* root = doc->DocumentElement;

    // Check to see if the element has a genre attribute.
    if (root->HasAttribute(S"genre")){
      String* genre = root->GetAttribute(S"genre");
      Console::WriteLine(genre);
   }
}

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

.NET Framework

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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