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HtmlControl.GetAttribute Method

Gets the value of the named attribute on the HtmlControl control.

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

protected virtual string GetAttribute(
	string name


Type: System.String
The name of the attribute. This argument is case-insensitive.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The value of this attribute on the element, as a String value. If the specified attribute does not exist on this element, returns an empty string ("").

Use the GetAttribute method to access an attribute on the HtmlControl server control. All HTML server controls store their attributes in the Control.ViewState property. HTML attributes are treated by the ASP.NET page framework as properties on the HTML server control to which they belong. The GetAttribute method's name parameter is case-insensitive.

.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.