XElement.Attributes Method ()

 

Returns a collection of attributes of this element.

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

public IEnumerable<XAttribute> Attributes()

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<XAttribute>

An IEnumerable<T> of XAttribute of attributes of this element.

The attributes in the returned collection are in the order that they were added to the element. If the XML tree was parsed from XML, the attributes are returned in document order.

This method uses deferred execution.

The following example creates an element with two attributes. It then uses this to retrieve all attributes of the element.


                XElement xmlTree = new XElement("Root",
    new XAttribute("Att1", "content1"),
    new XAttribute("Att2", "content2")
);
IEnumerable<XAttribute> attList =
    from at in xmlTree.Attributes()
    select at;
foreach (XAttribute att in attList)
    Console.WriteLine(att);

This example produces the following output:


                Att1="content1"
Att2="content2"

The following is the same example, but in this case the XML is in a namespace. For more information, see Working with XML Namespaces.


                XNamespace aw = "http://www.adventure-works.com";
XElement xmlTree = new XElement(aw + "Root",
    new XAttribute(aw + "Att1", "content1"),
    new XAttribute(aw + "Att2", "content2"),
    new XAttribute(XNamespace.Xmlns + "aw", "http://www.adventure-works.com")
);
IEnumerable<XAttribute> attList =
    from at in xmlTree.Attributes()
    select at;
foreach (XAttribute att in attList)
    Console.WriteLine(att);

This example produces the following output:


                aw:Att1="content1"
aw:Att2="content2"
xmlns:aw="http://www.adventure-works.com"

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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