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GetAttribute Method (String, String)

XmlTextReader.GetAttribute Method (String, String)

Gets the value of the attribute with the specified local name and namespace URI.

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

public override string GetAttribute(
	string localName,
	string namespaceURI
)

Parameters

localName
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, null is returned. This method does not move the reader.

NoteNote

Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0, we recommend that you create XmlReader instances by using the XmlReader.Create method to take advantage of new functionality.

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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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