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SiteMapNode.Item Property

Gets or sets a custom attribute from the Attributes collection or a resource string based on the specified key.

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

public virtual string this[
	string key
] { get; set; }


Type: System.String
A string that identifies the attribute or resource string to retrieve.

Property Value

Type: System.String
A custom attribute or resource string identified by key; otherwise, null.


The node is read-only.

The Item property is an indexer that first determines whether the provider that tracks the SiteMapNode object supports localization. If so, the Item calls the

GetImplicitResourceString method, passing the key parameter. If no localized text is returned, the Item calls the

GetExplicitResourceString method.

If no localized text is returned, or if the provider does not support localization, the Item attempts to return an element from the Attributes collection, using the specified key.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.