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XmlElement::RemoveAttributeNode Method (String, String)

Removes the XmlAttribute specified by the local name and namespace URI. (If the removed attribute has a default value, it is immediately replaced).

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

virtual XmlAttribute^ RemoveAttributeNode(
	String^ localName, 
	String^ namespaceURI


Type: System::String
The local name of the attribute.
Type: System::String
The namespace URI of the attribute.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml::XmlAttribute
The removed XmlAttribute or nullptr if the XmlElement does not have a matching attribute node.


This node is read-only.

The following example removes an attribute from an element.

#using <System.Xml.dll>

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

   // Remove the ISBN attribute.
   root->RemoveAttributeNode( "ISBN", "urn:samples" );
   Console::WriteLine( "Display the modified XML..." );
   Console::WriteLine( doc->InnerXml );

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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