I have an Xelement which looks like:
<headers batchid="123456" xmlns="http://api.temp.com/ns/">
<header uri="https://api.temp.com/v1.0/headers/147852" id="147852" />
I'm trying to read the "uri" attribute. When I tried :
var temp = xmlResponse.Attribute("uri");
it kept return me null.
So I tried:
var temp = xmlResponse.Element("header");
var temp2 = xmlResponse.Element("headers");
and they are also returning null.
What am I doing wrong?
You're ignoring the namespace of the element. Due to the
xmlns="...", both the
header elements are in a namespace of
"http://api.temp.com/ns/". Fortunately, LINQ to XML makes this really easy to fix:
XNamespace ns = "http://api.temp.com/ns/"; var temp = xmlResponse.Element(ns + "headers"); var temp2 = temp.Element(ns + "header");
(Note that the
header element is nested within the
headers element, hence why I'm calling
temp.Element to get at it.)