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XPathNavigator.GetAttribute Method

Gets the value of the attribute with the specified local name and namespace URI.

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

public virtual string GetAttribute(
	string localName,
	string namespaceURI


Type: System.String
The local name of the attribute.
Type: System.String
The namespace URI of the attribute.

Return Value

Type: System.String
A String that contains the value of the specified attribute; String.Empty if a matching attribute is not found, or if the XPathNavigator is not positioned on an element node.

The XPathNavigator must be positioned on an element node before calling the GetAttribute method.

This method has no effect on the state of the XPathNavigator.

.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.