XmlAttribute Class

Represents an attribute. Valid and default values for the attribute are defined in a document type definition (DTD) or schema.

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

public class XmlAttribute : XmlNode
public class XmlAttribute extends XmlNode
public class XmlAttribute extends XmlNode

Attributes can be associated with an element. Use the OwnerElement property to get the XmlElement to which the attribute belongs.

The XmlElement class has several methods which allow you to access attribute nodes (XmlElement.GetAttribute, XmlElement.SetAttribute, XmlElement.RemoveAttribute, and so on). Additionally, you can call the XmlElement.Attributes property, which returns an XmlAttributeCollection enabling you to access attributes by name or index from the collection.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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, 1.0

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