XAttribute.Name Property


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Gets the expanded name of this attribute.

Namespace:   System.Xml.Linq
Assembly:  System.Xml.Linq (in System.Xml.Linq.dll)

Public ReadOnly Property Name As XName

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.

                Dim root As XElement = _ 
    <aw:Root xmlns:aw='http://www.adventure-works.com'
        Att2='different content'/>

For Each att As XAttribute In root.Attributes()
    Console.WriteLine("{0}={1}", att.Name, att.Value)

Dim NewRoot As XElement = _
    <%= _
        From att In root.Attributes("Att2") _
        Select New XAttribute(att.Name, "new content") _

For Each att As XAttribute In NewRoot.Attributes()
    Console.WriteLine("{0}={1}", att.Name, att.Value)

This example produces the following output:

Att2=different content

Att2=new content

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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