SecurityElement.Attribute Method (String)


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.

Exception Condition

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
Available since 1.1
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