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Item Property (String)
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XmlReader.Item Property (String)

When overridden in a derived class, gets the value of the attribute with the specified Name.

Namespace:  System.Xml
Assemblies:   System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)
  System.Xml.ReaderWriter (in System.Xml.ReaderWriter.dll)

'Declaration
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property Item ( _
	name As String _
) As String

Parameters

name
Type: System.String

The qualified name of the attribute.

Property Value

Type: System.String
The value of the specified attribute. If the attribute is not found, Nothing is returned.

ExceptionCondition
InvalidOperationException

An XmlReader method was called before a previous asynchronous operation finished. In this case, InvalidOperationException is thrown with the message “An asynchronous operation is already in progress.”

This property does not move the reader.

If the reader is positioned on a DocumentType node, this method can be used to get the PUBLIC and SYSTEM literals, for example, reader["PUBLIC"]

The following example gets the value of the ISBN attribute.

reader.ReadToDescendant("book")
Dim isbn As String = reader("ISBN")
Console.WriteLine("The ISBN value: " + isbn)

.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

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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