HtmlControl.GetAttribute Method (String)


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
Available since 2.0
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