XElement.Attributes Method ()

 

Returns a collection of attributes of this element.

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

Public Function Attributes As IEnumerable(Of XAttribute)

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable(Of XAttribute)

An IEnumerable(Of T) of XAttribute of attributes of this element.

The attributes in the returned collection are in the order that they were added to the element. If the XML tree was parsed from XML, the attributes are returned in document order.

This method uses deferred execution.

The following example creates an element with two attributes. It then uses this to retrieve all attributes of the element.


                Dim xmlTree As XElement = <Root Att1="content1" Att2="content2"/>

Dim attList As IEnumerable(Of XAttribute) = _
From at In xmlTree.Attributes() _
Select at

For Each att In attList
    Console.WriteLine(att)
Next

This example produces the following output:


                Att1="content1"
Att2="content2"

The following is the same example, but in this case the XML is in a namespace. For more information, see Working with XML Namespaces.


                Imports <xmlns:aw="http://www.adventure-works.com">

Module Module1
    Sub Main()
        Dim xmlTree As XElement = <aw:Root aw:Att1="content1" aw:Att2="content2"/>

        Dim attList As IEnumerable(Of XAttribute) = _
            From at In xmlTree.Attributes() _
            Select at

        For Each att In attList
            Console.WriteLine(att)
        Next
    End Sub
End Module

This example produces the following output:


                aw:Att1="content1"
aw:Att2="content2"
xmlns:aw="http://www.adventure-works.com"

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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