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Extensions::Attributes Method (IEnumerable<XElement>)

Returns a collection of the attributes of every element in the source collection.

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

[ExtensionAttribute]
public:
static IEnumerable<XAttribute^>^ Attributes(
	IEnumerable<XElement^>^ source
)

Parameters

source
Type: System.Collections.Generic::IEnumerable<XElement>

An IEnumerable<T> of XElement that contains the source collection.

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic::IEnumerable<XAttribute>
An IEnumerable<T> of XAttribute that contains the attributes of every element in the source collection.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type IEnumerable<XElement>. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter. For more information, see Extension Methods (Visual Basic) or Extension Methods (C# Programming Guide).

Note that unlike some other XML programming interfaces, in LINQ to XML, namespaces are surfaced as attributes.

Although Visual Basic users can use the integrated attribute axis to retrieve attributes with a specified name from a collection of elements, there is no integrated Visual Basic axis to retrieve all attributes of all elements in a collection.

This method uses deferred execution.

The following example retrieves a collection of elements, and then retrieves a collection of all attributes of all elements in the collection. Note that the resulting collection includes only the attributes of the Child1 and Child2 elements, and not the attributes of the Root element.

Note that the namespace attribute is returned by this method.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

This example produces the following output:

<Root xmlns:aw="http://www.adventure-works.com" Att1="content1" Att2="content2">
  <Child1 Att1="content3" Att2="content4" />
  <Child2 Att1="content5" Att2="content6" />
</Root>
-----
xmlns:aw="http://www.adventure-works.com"
Att1="content1"
Att2="content2"
Att1="content3"
Att2="content4"
Att1="content5"
Att2="content6"

The following is the same example, but in this case the XML is in a namespace. For more information, see Working with XML Namespaces. Note that the namespace attribute is included in the returned collection.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

This example produces the following output:

<aw:Root xmlns:aw="http://www.adventure-works.com" aw:Att1="content1" aw:Att2="content2">
  <aw:Child1 aw:Att1="content3" aw:Att2="content4" />
  <aw:Child2 aw:Att1="content5" aw:Att2="content6" />
</aw:Root>
-----
xmlns:aw="http://www.adventure-works.com"
aw:Att1="content1"
aw:Att2="content2"
aw:Att1="content3"
aw:Att2="content4"
aw:Att1="content5"
aw:Att2="content6"

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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