GetItemByName Method

Gets the MediaAttribute for the collection with the Name equal to the specified string.

XAML
Cannot use methods in XAML.
Scripting
retval = object.GetItemByName(name)

Parameters

name

string

The name of the MediaAttribute to get from the collection.

Return Value

MediaAttribute

The MediaAttribute with the Name property equal to the specified string if found; otherwise, null.

Remarks

GetItemByName is a convenience method that retrieves media attributes without requiring you to iterate the entire collection.

Examples

The following JavaScript example shows how to retrieve a MediaAttribute by name from the Attributes property of a MediaElement that has a Source property set to an ASX playlist file. The Name and Value properties of the MediaAttribute is then displayed.

JavaScript
function onMediaOpened(sender, args) {
    // Variable to hold the MediaAttribute.
    var attribute;
   
    // Get the MediaAttribute named Title
    try
    {
        var attributesCollection = sender.Attributes;
        attribute = attributesCollection.getItemByName("Title");
    }
    catch(errorObj)
    {
        alert(errorObj.message);
    }
    
    // Display the Value of the MediaAttribute
    if(attribute != null)
    {
      alert("The title of the track is: " + attribute.value);
    }
}

Applies To

MediaAttributeCollection

See Also

Referencing and Modifying Silverlight Objects
MediaElement
Attributes

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