XmlReader.GetAttribute Method (Int32)


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When overridden in a derived class, gets the value of the attribute with the specified index.

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

Public MustOverride Function GetAttribute (
	i As Integer
) As String


Type: System.Int32

The index of the attribute. The index is zero-based. (The first attribute has index 0.)

Return Value

Type: System.String

The value of the specified attribute. This method does not move the reader.

Exception Condition

i is out of range. It must be non-negative and less than the size of the attribute collection.


An XmlReader method was called before a previous asynchronous operation finished. In this case, InvalidOperationException is thrown with the message “An asynchronous operation is already in progress.”

The following example gets the value of the third attribute.

Dim isbn As String = reader.GetAttribute(2)

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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