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XmlAttributeEventArgs.Attr Property

Gets an object that represents the unknown XML attribute.

Namespace: System.Xml.Serialization
Assembly: System.Xml (in system.xml.dll)

public XmlAttribute Attr { get; }
/** @property */
public XmlAttribute get_Attr ()

public function get Attr () : XmlAttribute

Property Value

An XmlAttribute that represents the unknown XML attribute.

The following example deserializes a class named Group from a file named UnknownAttributes.xml. Whenever an element is found in the file that has no corresponding member in the class, the UnknownAttribute event occurs. To try the example, paste the following XML code into a file named UnknownAttributes.xml.

 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
 <Group xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" GroupType = 'Technical' GroupNumber = '42' GroupBase = 'Red'>
   <GroupName>MyGroup</GroupName>
 </Group>
using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml.Serialization;
using System.Xml;
using System.Xml.Schema;

public class Group{
   public string GroupName;
}

public class Test{
   static void Main(){
      Test t = new Test();
      // Deserialize the file containing unknown elements.
      t.DeserializeObject("UnknownAttributes.xml");
   }
   private void Serializer_UnknownAttribute(object sender, XmlAttributeEventArgs e){
      Console.WriteLine("Unknown Attribute");
      Console.WriteLine("\t" + e.Attr.Name + " " + e.Attr.InnerXml);
      Console.WriteLine("\t LineNumber: " + e.LineNumber);
      Console.WriteLine("\t LinePosition: " + e.LinePosition);
      
      Group x  = (Group) e.ObjectBeingDeserialized;
      Console.WriteLine (x.GroupName);
      Console.WriteLine (sender.ToString());
   }
   private void DeserializeObject(string filename){
      XmlSerializer ser = new XmlSerializer(typeof(Group));
      // Add a delegate to handle unknown element events.
      ser.UnknownAttribute+=new XmlAttributeEventHandler(Serializer_UnknownAttribute);
      // A FileStream is needed to read the XML document.
     FileStream fs = new FileStream(filename, FileMode.Open);
     Group g = (Group) ser.Deserialize(fs);
     fs.Close();
   	}
}

import System.*;
import System.IO.*;
import System.Xml.Serialization.*;
import System.Xml.*;
import System.Xml.Schema.*;

public class Group
{
    public String groupName;
} //Group

public class Test
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        Test t = new Test();
        // Deserialize the file containing unknown elements.
        t.DeserializeObject("UnknownAttributes.xml");
    } //main

    private void Serializer_UnknownAttribute(Object sender,
        XmlAttributeEventArgs e)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Unknown Attribute");
        Console.WriteLine("\t" + e.get_Attr().get_Name() + " "
            + e.get_Attr().get_InnerXml());
        Console.WriteLine("\t LineNumber: " + e.get_LineNumber());
        Console.WriteLine("\t LinePosition: " + e.get_LinePosition());

        Group x = (Group)e.get_ObjectBeingDeserialized();
        Console.WriteLine(x.groupName);
        Console.WriteLine(sender.ToString());
    } //Serializer_UnknownAttribute

    private void DeserializeObject(String filename)
    {
        XmlSerializer ser = new XmlSerializer(Group.class.ToType());

        // Add a delegate to handle unknown element events.
        ser.add_UnknownAttribute(new XmlAttributeEventHandler
            (Serializer_UnknownAttribute));

        // A FileStream is needed to read the XML document.
        FileStream fs = new FileStream(filename, FileMode.Open);
        Group g = (Group)ser.Deserialize(fs);
        fs.Close();
    } //DeserializeObject
} //Test

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0
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