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XmlNodeReader.GetAttribute Method (String)

Gets the value of the attribute with the specified name.

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

public override string GetAttribute(
	string name
)

Parameters

name
Type: System.String
The qualified name of the attribute.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The value of the specified attribute. If the attribute is not found, null is returned.

NoteNote

In the .NET Framework version 2.0, the recommended practice is to create XmlReader instances using the XmlReaderSettings class and the Create method. This allows you to take full advantage of all the new features introduced in the .NET Framework. For more information, see Creating XML Readers.

This method does not move the reader.

If the reader is positioned on a DocumentType node, this method can be used to get the PUBLIC and SYSTEM literals, for example, reader.GetAttribute("PUBLIC")

The following example gets the value of the ISBN attribute.


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

public class Sample 
{
  public static void Main()
  {
    XmlNodeReader reader = null;

    try
    {
       //Create and load the XML document.
       XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
       doc.LoadXml("<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861003-78' publicationdate='1987'> " +
                   "</book>"); 

       // Load the XmlNodeReader 
       reader = new XmlNodeReader(doc);

       //Read the ISBN attribute.
       reader.MoveToContent();
       string isbn = reader.GetAttribute("ISBN");
       Console.WriteLine("The ISBN value: " + isbn);

     } 

     finally 
     {
        if (reader != null)
          reader.Close();
      }
  }

} // End class


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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