XmlReader.GetAttribute Method (String)

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

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

Public MustOverride Function GetAttribute ( _
	name As String _
) As String


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 or the value is String.Empty, Nothing is returned.


name is Nothing.

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")

Dim output As New StringBuilder()

Dim xmlString As String = _
        "<PurchaseOrder>" & _
            "<Items>" & _
                "<Item PartNumber='872-AA'>" & _
                    "<ProductName>Lawnmower</ProductName>" & _
                    "<Quantity>1</Quantity>" & _
                    "<USPrice>148.95</USPrice>" & _
                    "<Comment>Confirm this is electric</Comment>" & _
                "</Item>" & _
            "</Items>" & _

' Create an XmlReader
Using reader As XmlReader = XmlReader.Create(New StringReader(xmlString))
    OutputTextBlock.Text = reader.GetAttribute("PartNumber")
End Using


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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