XmlReader.GetAttribute Method (String, String)

July 28, 2014

When overridden in a derived class, gets the value of the attribute with the specified LocalName and NamespaceURI.

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

public abstract string GetAttribute(
	string name,
	string namespaceURI
)

Parameters

name
Type: System.String
The local name of the attribute.
namespaceURI
Type: System.String
The namespace URI of the attribute.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The value of the specified attribute. If the attribute is not found or the value is String.Empty, null is returned. This method does not move the reader.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

name is null.

The following XML contains an attribute in a specific namespace:

<test xmlns:dt="urn:datatypes" dt:type="int"/>

You can lookup the dt:type attribute using one argument (prefix and local name) or two arguments (local name and namespace URI):

String dt = reader.GetAttribute("dt:type");
String dt2 = reader.GetAttribute("type","urn:datatypes");

To lookup the xmlns:dt attribute, use one of the following arguments:

String dt3 = reader.GetAttribute("xmlns:dt");
String dt4 = reader.GetAttribute("dt",http://www.w3.org/2000/xmlns/);

You can also get this information using the Prefix property.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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