XmlWriter.WriteStartAttribute Method (String)

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Writes the start of an attribute with the specified local name.

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


Public Sub WriteStartAttribute ( _
    localName As String _
public void WriteStartAttribute(
    string localName



This method enables you to write a value using multiple Write methods.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0


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