XmlElement.HasAttributes Property


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

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

public virtual bool HasAttributes { get; }

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.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample
  public static void Main()

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

    XmlElement root = doc.DocumentElement;

    // Remove all attributes from the root element.
    if (root.HasAttributes)

    Console.WriteLine("Display the modified XML...");


Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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