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NextAttribute Property

XAttribute.NextAttribute Property

Gets the next attribute of the parent element.

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

public XAttribute NextAttribute { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.Linq.XAttribute
An XAttribute containing the next attribute of the parent element.

Attributes are maintained in the XML tree in the order that they were added to the element. When a collection of attributes is returned by Attributes, they are returned in the order that they were added, and are not sorted. When you request the next attribute through this property, this property returns the attribute that was added after this attribute.

If this attribute does not have a parent, or if there is no next attribute, then this property returns null.

The following example shows how to iterate through the attributes of an element using this property.

XElement root = new XElement("Root",
    new XAttribute("Att1", 1),
    new XAttribute("Att2", 2),
    new XAttribute("Att3", 3),
    new XAttribute("Att4", 4)
);

XAttribute att = root.FirstAttribute;
do {
    Console.WriteLine(att);
}
while((att = att.NextAttribute) != null);

This example produces the following output:

Att1="1"
Att2="2"
Att3="3"
Att4="4"

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, 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.

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