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GetAttribute Method (String)

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The XmlValidatingReader class is obsolete in .NET Framework 2.0. You can create a validating XmlReader instance by using the XmlReaderSettings class and the Create method. For more information, see the Remarks section of the XmlReader reference page.

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

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

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

.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
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