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XmlReader.GetAttribute Method (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)

'Declaration
Public MustOverride Function GetAttribute ( _
	name As String _
) As String
'Usage
Dim instance As XmlReader
Dim name As String
Dim returnValue As String

returnValue = instance.GetAttribute(name)
public abstract String GetAttribute (
	String name
)
public abstract 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.

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.

reader.ReadToFollowing("book")
Dim isbn As String = reader.GetAttribute("ISBN")
Console.WriteLine("The ISBN value: " + isbn)

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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