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XAttribute.Name Property

Gets the expanded name of this attribute.

Namespace:  System.Xml.Linq
Assemblies:   System.Xml.Linq (in System.Xml.Linq.dll)
  System.Xml.XDocument (in System.Xml.XDocument.dll)

public XName Name { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.Linq.XName
An XName containing the name of this attribute.

The expanded name returned by this property is in the form of {namespace}localname.

The following example creates an element with three attributes. It then uses this property to print out the name of each attribute. The example also shows creation of a new attribute using the name of an existing attribute.

XNamespace aw = "http://www.adventure-works.com";
XElement root = new XElement(aw + "Root",
    new XAttribute(XNamespace.Xmlns + "aw", "http://www.adventure-works.com"),
    new XAttribute(aw + "Att", "content"),
    new XAttribute("Att2", "different content")

foreach (XAttribute att in root.Attributes())
    Console.WriteLine("{0}={1}", att.Name, att.Value);

XElement newRoot = new XElement(aw + "Root",
    from att in root.Attributes("Att2")
    select new XAttribute(att.Name, "new content"));

foreach (XAttribute att in newRoot.Attributes())
    Console.WriteLine("{0}={1}", att.Name, att.Value);

This example produces the following output:

Att2=different content

Att2=new content

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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