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XmlValidatingReader.GetAttribute Method (String)

Gets the value of the attribute with the specified name.

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

public override string GetAttribute(
	string name
)

Parameters

name
Type: System.String

The qualified name of the attribute.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The value of the specified attribute. If the attribute is not found, null is returned.

NoteNote:

The XmlValidatingReader class is obsolete in .NET Framework version 2.0. You can create a validating XmlReader instance by using the XmlReaderSettings class and the Create method. For more information, see Validating XML Data with XmlReader.

This method 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.GetAttribute("PUBLIC")

The following example gets the value of the ISBN attribute.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample 
{
  public static void Main()
  {

    //Create the validating reader.
    XmlTextReader txtreader = new XmlTextReader("attrs.xml");
    XmlValidatingReader reader = new XmlValidatingReader(txtreader);

    //Read the ISBN attribute.
    reader.MoveToContent();
    string isbn = reader.GetAttribute("ISBN");
    Console.WriteLine("The ISBN value: " + isbn);

    //Close the reader.
    reader.Close();

  } 
} // End class
#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.Xml.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Xml;

int main()
{

    //Create the validating reader.
    XmlTextReader* txtreader = new XmlTextReader(S"attrs.xml");
    XmlValidatingReader* reader = new XmlValidatingReader(txtreader);

    //Read the ISBN attribute.
    reader->MoveToContent();
    String* isbn = reader->GetAttribute(S"ISBN");
    Console::WriteLine(S"The ISBN value: {0}", isbn);

    //Close the reader.
    reader->Close();

} 

The example uses the file, attrs.xml, as input.

<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861003-78' pubdate='1987'>
</book>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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