XmlElement.GetAttribute Method (String)

Returns the value for the attribute with the specified name.

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

public virtual string GetAttribute (
	string name
)
public String GetAttribute (
	String name
)
public function GetAttribute (
	name : String
) : String

Parameters

name

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

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.

The following example checks to see if the element has the specified 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' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" +
                "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" +
                "</book>");

    XmlElement root = doc.DocumentElement;

    // Check to see if the element has a genre attribute.
    if (root.HasAttribute("genre")){
      String genre = root.GetAttribute("genre");
      Console.WriteLine(genre);
   }

  }
}

import System.*;
import System.IO.*;
import System.Xml.*;

public class Sample
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
        doc.LoadXml("<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" 
            + "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>"
            + "</book>");

        XmlElement root = doc.get_DocumentElement();

        // Check to see if the element has a genre attribute.
        if (root.HasAttribute("genre")) {
            String genre = root.GetAttribute("genre");
            Console.WriteLine(genre);
        }
    } //main
} //Sample 

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

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