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XAttribute.ToString Method

Converts the current XAttribute object to a string representation.

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

public override string ToString()

Return Value

Type: System.String
A String containing the XML text representation of an attribute and its value.

This method returns a string in the form of AttributeName="content".

Caution noteCaution

When this method is called and XAttribute contains control character, an exception is thrown with a message like: hexadecimal value 0x0B, is an invalid character.

The following example creates an element with several attributes. It then gets an attribute and displays it and its content by calling this method.

XElement root = new XElement("Root",
    new XAttribute("Att1", "content1"),
    new XAttribute("Att2", "content2"),
    new XAttribute("Att3", "content3")
);
XAttribute att = root.Attribute("Att2");
Console.WriteLine(att.ToString());

This example produces the following output:

Att2="content2"

.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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