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XmlElement.HasAttributes Property

Gets a boolean value indicating whether the current node has any attributes.

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

'Declaration
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property HasAttributes As Boolean

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the current node has attributes; otherwise, false.

This property is a Microsoft extension to the Document Object Model (DOM).

The following example removes all attributes from the root element.


Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml

public class Sample

  public shared sub Main()

    Dim doc as XmlDocument = new XmlDocument()
    doc.LoadXml("<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861001-57-5'>" & _
                "<title>Pride And Prejudice</title>" & _
                "</book>")      

    Dim root as XmlElement = doc.DocumentElement

    ' Remove all attributes.
    if (root.HasAttributes)
      root.RemoveAllAttributes()
    end if

    Console.WriteLine("Display the modified XML...")
    Console.WriteLine(doc.InnerXml)

  end sub
end class


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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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