GetAttribute Method (String)
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XmlElement.GetAttribute Method (String)

 

Returns the value for the attribute with the specified name.

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

public virtual string GetAttribute(
	string name
)

Parameters

name
Type: System.String

The name of the attribute to retrieve. This is a qualified name. It is matched against the Name property of the matching node.

Return Value

Type: System.String

The value of the specified attribute. An empty string is returned if a matching attribute is not found or if the attribute does not have a specified or default value.

The following example checks to see if the element has the specified attribute.

#using <System.Xml.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;
int main()
{
   XmlDocument^ doc = gcnew XmlDocument;
   doc->LoadXml( "<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'><title>Pride And Prejudice</title></book>" );
   XmlElement^ root = doc->DocumentElement;

   // Check to see if the element has a genre attribute.
   if ( root->HasAttribute( "genre" ) )
   {
      String^ genre = root->GetAttribute( "genre" );
      Console::WriteLine( genre );
   }
}

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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