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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 abstract 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 or the value is String.Empty, null is returned.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

name is null.

InvalidOperationException

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.”

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.

reader.ReadToFollowing("book");
string isbn = reader.GetAttribute("ISBN");
Console.WriteLine("The ISBN value: " + isbn);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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