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XmlReader.GetAttribute Method (String, String)

When overridden in a derived class, gets the value of the attribute with the specified LocalName and NamespaceURI.

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

public:
virtual String^ GetAttribute (
	String^ name, 
	String^ namespaceURI
) abstract
public abstract String GetAttribute (
	String name, 
	String namespaceURI
)
public abstract function GetAttribute (
	name : String, 
	namespaceURI : String
) : String

Parameters

name

The local name of the attribute.

namespaceURI

The namespace URI 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. This method does not move the reader.

The following XML contains an attribute in a specific namespace:

<test xmlns:dt="urn:datatypes" dt:type="int"/>

You can lookup the dt:type attribute using one argument (prefix and local name) or two arguments (local name and namespace URI):

String dt = reader.GetAttribute("dt:type");
String dt2 = reader.GetAttribute("type","urn:datatypes");

To lookup the xmlns:dt attribute, use one of the following arguments:

String dt3 = reader.GetAttribute("xmlns:dt");
String dt4 = reader.GetAttribute("dt",http://www.w3.org/2000/xmlns/);

You can also get this information using the Prefix property.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, 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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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