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XmlAttributeCollection.CopyTo Method

Copies all the XmlAttribute objects from this collection into the given array.

Namespace:  System.Xml
Assembly:  System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)
public void CopyTo(
	XmlAttribute[] array,
	int index


Type: System.Xml.XmlAttribute[]

The array that is the destination of the objects copied from this collection.

Type: System.Int32

The index in the array where copying begins.

This method is a Microsoft extension to the Document Object Model (DOM).

The following example uses CopyTo to copy all the attributes in the collection into an array.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample
  public static void Main(){

    XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc.LoadXml("<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" +
                "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" +

    //Create an attribute collection.
    XmlAttributeCollection attrColl = doc.DocumentElement.Attributes;

    //Declare the array.
    XmlAttribute[] array = new XmlAttribute[2];
    int index=0;

    //Copy all the attributes into the array.
    attrColl.CopyTo(array, index);

    Console.WriteLine("Display all the attributes in the array..");
    foreach (XmlAttribute attr in array){
      Console.WriteLine("{0} = {1}",attr.Name,attr.Value);


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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