HasAttributes Property

XmlNodeReader.HasAttributes Property


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

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

public override bool HasAttributes { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the current node has attributes; otherwise, false.


In the .NET Framework 2.0, the recommended practice is to create XmlReader instances using the XmlReaderSettings class and the Create method. This allows you to take full advantage of all the new features introduced in the .NET Framework. For more information, see the Remarks section in the XmlReader reference page.

The following example reads all the attributes on the root node.

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

public class Sample 
  public static void Main()
    XmlNodeReader reader = null;

       //Create and load the XML document.
       XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
       doc.LoadXml("<book genre='novel' ISBN='1-861003-78' publicationdate='1987'> " +

       //Load the XmlNodeReader 
       reader = new XmlNodeReader(doc);

       //Read the attributes on the root element.
       if (reader.HasAttributes){
         for (int i=0; i<reader.AttributeCount; i++){
            Console.WriteLine("{0} = {1}", reader.Name, reader.Value);
         //Return the reader to the book element.


        if (reader != null)

} // End class

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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