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XAttribute.Name Property

Gets the expanded name of this attribute.

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

public XName Name { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.Linq.XName
An XName containing the name of this attribute.

The expanded name returned by this property is in the form of {namespace}localname.

The following example creates an element with three attributes. It then uses this property to print out the name of each attribute. The example also shows creation of a new attribute using the name of an existing attribute.

XNamespace aw = "http://www.adventure-works.com";
XElement root = new XElement(aw + "Root",
    new XAttribute(XNamespace.Xmlns + "aw", "http://www.adventure-works.com"),
    new XAttribute(aw + "Att", "content"),
    new XAttribute("Att2", "different content")
);

foreach (XAttribute att in root.Attributes())
    Console.WriteLine("{0}={1}", att.Name, att.Value);
Console.WriteLine("");

XElement newRoot = new XElement(aw + "Root",
    from att in root.Attributes("Att2")
    select new XAttribute(att.Name, "new content"));

foreach (XAttribute att in newRoot.Attributes())
    Console.WriteLine("{0}={1}", att.Name, att.Value);

This example produces the following output:

{http://www.w3.org/2000/xmlns/}aw=http://www.adventure-works.com
{http://www.adventure-works.com}Att=content
Att2=different content

Att2=new content

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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