XmlNamedNodeMap.GetNamedItem Method (String)


Retrieves an XmlNode specified by name.

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

public virtual XmlNode GetNamedItem(
	string name


Type: System.String

The qualified name of the node to retrieve. It is matched against the Name property of the matching node.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlNode

An XmlNode with the specified name or null if a matching node is not found.

The following example uses the XmlAttributeCollection class (which inherits from XmlNamedNodeMap) to modify an attribute.

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

public class Sample
  public static void Main()
     XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
     doc.LoadXml("<book genre='novel' publicationdate='1997'> " +
                 "  <title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" +

     XmlAttributeCollection attrColl = doc.DocumentElement.Attributes;

     // Change the value for the genre attribute.
     XmlAttribute attr = (XmlAttribute)attrColl.GetNamedItem("genre");
     attr.Value = "fiction";

     Console.WriteLine("Display the modified XML...");


Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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