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)

virtual String^ GetAttribute(
	String^ name
) abstract


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.

Exception Condition

name is null.


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.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

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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