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XAttribute::ToString Method

Converts the current XAttribute object to a string representation.

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

public:
virtual String^ ToString() override

Return Value

Type: System::String
A String containing the XML text representation of an attribute and its value.

This method returns a string in the form of AttributeName="content".

Caution noteCaution

When this method is called and XAttribute contains control character, an exception is thrown with a message like: hexadecimal value 0x0B, is an invalid character.

The following example creates an element with several attributes. It then gets an attribute and displays it and its content by calling this method.

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

This example produces the following output:

Att2="content2"

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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 8, Silverlight 8.1

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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