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ExtractAttributeValue.MatchAttributeValue Property

Gets or sets the value of an additional attribute that must be found in the HTML tag containing the attribute value to extract. Used in conjunction with MatchAttributeName.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.WebTesting.Rules
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.WebTestFramework (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.WebTestFramework.dll)

public string MatchAttributeValue { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
An attribute value.

This property, in conjunction with MatchAttributeName, provides additional information for specifying the attribute to extract.

Consider the following HTML:

<input name="Name" type="text" id="TextBox1" size="25" />

<input name="Email" type="text" id="TextBox2" size="25" />

<input name="Password" type="password" id="TextBox3" size="25" />

You would like to extract the id of the Email input box. In order to do this, set the TagName property to input, and the AttributeName property to id.

Notice that all three tags in the HTML are input tags, and contain an id attribute. To extract the attribute from the correct tag, you must provide additional information. Set the MatchAttributeName property to name, and the MatchAttributeValue property to Email. Now only one tag satisfies the specified criteria, and the attribute will be extracted from that tag.