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XmlElement.GetAttribute Method (String, String)

Returns the value for the attribute with the specified local name and namespace URI.

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

public virtual string GetAttribute (
	string localName,
	string namespaceURI
public String GetAttribute (
	String localName, 
	String namespaceURI
public function GetAttribute (
	localName : String, 
	namespaceURI : String
) : String



The local name of the attribute to retrieve.


The namespace URI of the attribute to retrieve.

Return Value

The value of the specified attribute. An empty string is returned if a matching attribute is not found or if the attribute does not have a specified or default value.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0