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XmlNode.Attributes Property

Gets an XmlAttributeCollection containing the attributes of this node.

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

public virtual XmlAttributeCollection Attributes { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlAttributeCollection
An XmlAttributeCollection containing the attributes of the node.
If the node is of type XmlNodeType.Element, the attributes of the node are returned. Otherwise, this property returns null.

The following example adds a new attribute to the XML document.

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

public class Sample {

  public static void Main() {

    XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc.LoadXml("<book xmlns:bk='urn:samples' bk:ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" +
                "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" +
                "</book>");

    XmlNode root = doc.FirstChild;

    //Create a new attribute.
    string ns = root.GetNamespaceOfPrefix("bk");
    XmlNode attr = doc.CreateNode(XmlNodeType.Attribute, "genre", ns);
    attr.Value = "novel";

    //Add the attribute to the document.
    root.Attributes.SetNamedItem(attr);

    Console.WriteLine("Display the modified XML...");
    doc.Save(Console.Out);

  }
}
#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.Xml.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;

int main()
{
    XmlDocument* doc = new XmlDocument();
    doc->LoadXml(S"<book xmlns:bk='urn:samples' bk:ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" 
                 S"<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" 
                 S"</book>");

    XmlNode* root = doc->FirstChild;

    //Create a new attribute.
    String* ns = root->GetNamespaceOfPrefix(S"bk");
    XmlNode* attr = doc->CreateNode(XmlNodeType::Attribute, S"genre", ns);
    attr->Value = S"novel";

    //Add the attribute to the document.
    root->Attributes->SetNamedItem(attr);

    Console::WriteLine(S"Display the modified XML...");
    doc->Save(Console::Out);

}

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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