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SecurityElement.Attribute Method

Finds an attribute by name in an XML element.

Namespace:  System.Security
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public string Attribute(
	string name


Type: System.String

The name of the attribute for which to search.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The value associated with the named attribute, or null if no attribute with name exists.


The name parameter is null.

With XML as follows, Attribute("B") would return "456".

<thetag A="123" B="456" C="789">text</thetag>

The following code shows the use of the Attribute method to find an attribute by name. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the SecurityElement class.

string xmlCreationDate = xmlElement.Attribute("creationdate");

.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
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